Making Peace With Reality
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Chaos and overwhelming pressure can push us to confront the big questions of life: Are we living with meaning? Are we using our time well? Is it possible to live a life without regret? ^ Navigator author Jerry White offers practical suggestions for focusing on the purpose God has for each of us. He deals with real-life issues--grief, aging, marriage, stress, parenting, tragedy--and presents welcome solutions to surviving the chaotic storm swirling around us and inside us.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE PEACE IN A WORLD FULL OF CHAOS? Our lives are too busy, too occupied, and too hurried. Chaos presses us from all directions. And its not just external influences such as explosive technology, the threat of terrorism, and packed schedules. Chaos also fills our hearts and minds as we wrestle with dissatisfaction, emptiness, failure, competition, worry, and anger. We tire of the unpredictability and disorder. We long for tranquility and quietness. But life goes on with little change. To escape chaos is like arguing with the wind or the ocean. Its inescapable. Its also ripe with opportunity. Making Peace with Reality shows how times of chaos and overwhelming pressure push us to confront the big questions of life: Are we living with meaning and purpose? Are we using our time well? Is it possible to live a life without regret? Jerry White offers insights from his own years of living in lifes trenches and making peace with his reality. With a look at the past, he reveals how we got to todays chaos and offers hope for a peaceful tomorrow. Offering practical suggestions for focusing on the meaning and purpose God has for each of us, Making Peace with Reality presents welcome solutions to surviving the chaotic storm swirling around us and inside us.
Jerry White is international president emeritus of The Navigators, is a popular speaker at conferences and churches. He received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in astronautics from Purdue University. Dr. White served as a mission controller at Cape Canaveral, taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and retired from the Air Force in 1997 as a major general. He has authored several books, including Making Peace with Reality (2002) and Honesty, Morality, and Conscience (2009).