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Special Events on Taylor Campus Highlight Lindsay Book Release

  • By: Jim Garringer
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Upland, Indiana—A program on the Taylor campus on Tuesday, April 27, will highlight the newly-released book Hinge Moments—Making the Most of Life's Transitions by Taylor University’s incoming President, Dr. Michael Lindsay.

Scheduled from 3–5 pm, the event will begin in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium with introductions and a question and answer session moderated by Taylor University’s Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Hammond.

Taylor officials say the first 200 to arrive for the 3 pm, event will receive a complimentary copy of Hinge Moments—Making the Most of Life’s Transitions.

The second portion of the event will be a book signing in the Chapel/Auditorium lobby.

Lindsay, the outgoing President at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction for his book Faith in the Halls of Power. He is the author of two dozen scholarly publications and numerous books, including View from the Top, which has been translated into Chinese and Japanese.

He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and graduate theological degrees from Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Baylor University where he has been named Outstanding Young Alumnus.

According to InterVarsity Press the book’s publisher, hinge moments represent, “opportunities to open (or close) doors to various pathways of our lives … getting these moments right can change our lives for the better, and getting them wrong can pose problems for years to come.

The book was borne out of a 10-year study of 550 individuals known as “PLATINUM leaders.”

Lindsay will be the featured chapel speaker the next morning at 10 am, in Rediger. He will begin his term as President of Taylor in mid-August. Lindsay is a married father of three.

This book is a must-read for anyone navigating life's transitions. Hinge Moments teaches us how to honor God through the chaos of change, embrace life's decision moments, and come out stronger on the other side. Kay C. James, former director of the US Office of Personnel Management, former Virginia secretary of health and human resources
We live in a world where the only constant seems to be change. Michael Lindsay identifies key factors that will help you navigate transition points in your life, personally and professionally. It will help you not only survive but thrive the sea of uncertainty." Mark Batterson, author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church
The changes we face in life are always unique and personal, but Michael Lindsay brings comfort and confidence in the understanding that these individual experiences also reflect the universal human condition. A delightful treasury of stories, science, and wisdom, Hinge Moments will enlighten and encourage you in whatever momentous transition might come your way Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books
If there is a time for everything, as the Bible says, then there is a time for gifted leaders to move from one season of life or place of service to the next. This beautifully written book is a handbook for life's transitions—from the restlessness that often precedes a change of calling all the way through to a new season of meaningful, productive leadership. Michael Lindsay is the perfect guide. Through his extensive research and influential work in higher education, Dr. Lindsay knows more about leadership than just about anyone. In this inspiring book he uses stories from his extensive network of fellow leaders—as well as history and the Bible—to help his readers get and stay prepared for whatever comes next. Philip Ryken, President of Wheaton College
Whether unexpected or carefully planned, transitions in life are inevitable. In Hinge Moments, Michael Lindsay delivers brilliant insights drawn from his deep faith and years of leadership to help us make these pivotal times in our own lives into opportunities for growth and enlightenment. Arthur C. Brooks, author and professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School