Ordering Your Private World

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 20, 2007 - Religion - 256 pages
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We have schedule planners, computerized calendars,and self-stick notes to help us organize our business and social lives everyday. But what about organizing the other side of our lives—the spiritual side?

One of the great battlegrounds of the new century is within the private world of the individual.The values of our Western culture incline us to believe that 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 a lot of good people on the verge of collapse.

In this timely update of his 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

 

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User Review  - PaDutchTravel - LibraryThing

A great book on how to get your world in order. If your inner spiritual world is not in order than your outer public world will not be either. Mr. MacDonald shows you different areas (sectors) in your ... Read full review

User Review  - David R Bess - Christianbook.com

This title is the second I've read by Gordon MacDonald, and I was so impressed that it certainly won't be my last. MacDonald approaches discipleship from a different perspective than most would do ... Read full review

Contents

The Day I Hit the Wall
1
The Sinkhole Syndrome
11
A View from the Bridge
19
Caught in a Golden Cage
28
The Tragic Tale of a Successful Bum
47
Living as a Called Person
57
Has Anyone Seen My Time? Ive Misplaced It
75
Recapturing My Time
87
Order in the Garden
137
No Outer Props Necessary
149
Everything Has to Be Entered
165
Seeing Through Heavens Eyes
172
Rest Beyond Leisure
190
The Spinning Wheel
208
Study Guide
213
Notes
249

The Better Man Lost
103
The Sadness of a Book Never Read
118

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About the author (2007)

Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years.  He serves as Chancellor at Denver Seminary, as editor-at-large for Leadership Journal, and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books includeBuilding Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World.  Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire.

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