Ordering Your Private World
In this busy age, the pace and stresses of a publicly active life can leave us with no time for the inner life. But for Christians, the latter is essential for public effectiveness. This updated classic equips readers to cultivate...
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In this busy age, the pace and stresses of a publicly active life can leave us with no time for the inner life. But for Christians, the latter is essential for public effectiveness. This updated classic equips readers to cultivate private spiritual integrity and live 'from the inside out'.
Has anyone seen my time? I've misplaced it.
We have schedule planners, computerized calendars, smart phones, and sticky notes to help us organize our business and social lives every day. But what about organizing the other side of our lives?the spiritual side?
One of the great battlegrounds is within the private world of the individual. The values of our Western culture would have us believe the busy, publicly active person in ministry is also the most spiritual. Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in many good people on the verge of collapse.
In this updated classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.
"With much enthusiasm I recommend this book to all of you who, like me, need order in your private world."
?Charles Swindoll, Chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary
"This book was the primary instrument that God used to motivate me to integrate spiritual disciplines into my daily walk with Christ ... I shudder to think where I'd be today had I not read it."
?Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Gordon MacDonald is a best selling author speaker and pastor. Gordon speaks at numerous conferences for church and business leaders and is presently Interim President of Denver Seminary.