Ordering Your Private World

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Thomas Nelson, Sep 5, 2017 - Religion - 256 pages

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

 

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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

1 The Sinkhole Syndrome
1
2 A View from the Bridge
9
3 Caught in a Golden Cage
17
4 The Tragic Tale of a Successful Loser
32
5 Living as a Called Person
43
6 Has Anyone Seen My Time? Ive Misplaced It
62
7 Recapturing My Time
73
8 The Better Man Lost
87
11 No Outer Props Necessary
127
12 Everything Has to Be Entered
143
13 Seeing Through Heavens Eyes
150
14 Friends
167
15 Rest Beyond Leisure Sabbathing
174
Courage Appreciation Depth
195
Study Guide
198
Notes
219

9 The Sadness of a Book Never Read
101
10 Order in the Garden
118
About the Author
225
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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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