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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

Published: Thomas Nelson on Jan 7, 2003
ISBN: 9781418517021
List price: $15.99
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A useful book. It started off a bit slow for me--I really don't fit the workaholic mode. However it spoke to me more towards the end, especially the section on the need for keeping the sabbath.read more
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Encouragement and ideas for slowing down, living a more deliberate life, decluttering your mind, etc. I was impressed by his chapter on the value of solitude and quiet as well as the concept of sabbath rest.read more
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A little simplistic in writing style, but the author makes some very good points in favor of slowing down. His emphasis is on finding time to get quiet, to revitalize, to reflect on any matters of integrity, and to prepare for the next round of business. I especially appreciate the value he places on the Sabbath (or at least some "personal day" form of it). He does a good job of explaining the purpose, both to honor God and to rest -- not because things are finished, but because we should. He also advocates finding quiet time for prayer, reading, reflection, journal-keeping, and study each day.read more
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A useful book. It started off a bit slow for me--I really don't fit the workaholic mode. However it spoke to me more towards the end, especially the section on the need for keeping the sabbath.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
Encouragement and ideas for slowing down, living a more deliberate life, decluttering your mind, etc. I was impressed by his chapter on the value of solitude and quiet as well as the concept of sabbath rest.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A little simplistic in writing style, but the author makes some very good points in favor of slowing down. His emphasis is on finding time to get quiet, to revitalize, to reflect on any matters of integrity, and to prepare for the next round of business. I especially appreciate the value he places on the Sabbath (or at least some "personal day" form of it). He does a good job of explaining the purpose, both to honor God and to rest -- not because things are finished, but because we should. He also advocates finding quiet time for prayer, reading, reflection, journal-keeping, and study each day.
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