Time Bomb in the Church
1. A Time Bomb Ticks^2. A Land Mine: The Hidden Impact Of Stress^3. Exhaustion: A Short Fuse^4. Who Lit The Fuse?^5. God's Prescription^6. A Booby Trap: The All Things Complex^7. Wired For Disaster: Relational Isolation^8. Leaving And Grieving^9. A Risky...
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1. A Time Bomb Ticks^2. A Land Mine: The Hidden Impact Of Stress^3. Exhaustion: A Short Fuse^4. Who Lit The Fuse?^5. God's Prescription^6. A Booby Trap: The All Things Complex^7. Wired For Disaster: Relational Isolation^8. Leaving And Grieving^9. A Risky Business^10. Health From God's Perspective^11. Realigning Your Ministry Perspective^12. Defusing The Time Bomb
The fuse is getting shorter every day for many pastors the fuse is slowly burning, getting shorter with every passing day. It's only a matter of time before the wear and tear of the pastorate explodes in emotional and physical burnout, leaving only the charred fragments of a once vibrant ministry. Among the rubble of raw emotion, broken families, and health problems, pastors find themselves trapped beneath the enormous weight of shepherding. Sunday comes seven days a week. And there is no relief in sight. Physician Daniel Spaite and pastor's wife Debbie Salter Goodwin have written The Bomb In The Church to help pastors identify harmful patterns of living that lead to burnout. Together, they provide expert advice on dealing emotionally and physically with one of the toughest jobs around. Overextended, exhausted, and exasperated pastors will find this book an encouragement in the search for balance in the midst of chaos. Time Bomb in the Church: Defusing Pastoral Burnout. Because pastors have personal lives too.
DEBBIE SALTER GOODWIN has made ministry to children and families a focus in her writing and speaking. Author of The Praying Parent and Empowering Your Child Who Has Special Needs, she has also authored six children's drama resources. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon, where her husband pastors Portland First Church of the Nazarene. Their adult daughter, Lisa, reminds them constantly of the importance of discipling.