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Resisting Happiness (Matthew Kelly)
Are you happy? Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy?
We all experience these feelings and doubts from time to time. But do you know what to do when you experience them? In this fascinating book, Matthew Kelly, uses his signature combination of the profound and the practical, to help us understand why we feel these things and how to rise above them. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose.
What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now.
It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life. (via Amazon.com)
Addicted to Busy: Recovery for the Rushed Soul (Brady Boyd)
We are all spread too thin, taking on more than we can handle, trying to do so much—almost as if we are afraid that if we were to take a moment of rest, we might discover that all our busyness is covering up an essential lack in our lives.
But God never meant for us to be so busy. God desires for us to have rest and peace. Brady Boyd shows you how to live a life that embraces stillness and solitude, so you can find the peace that God wants for you. (via Amazon.com)
Think Differently, Live Differently (Bob Hamp)
Wrapped around a captivating parable, this book is designed to get the reader to use their mind in new ways. The story of the young man who was lost at birth and raised by someone other than his own parents, provides a striking parallel to the life in which we all find ourselves. The young man learns to think in ways much like the ones who raised him. How can this way of thinking ever help him to get back to living the life for which he was intended?
Combining this ongoing parable with real life stories, illustrations, and clearly presented concepts gives the reader multiple ways to engage the truths offered in this book. If you have any desire at all to live a life beyond your current experience, this book will illuminate the common obstacles on the pathway to freedom. More important, beyond just recognizing obstacles, in these pages you will find keys, ways to think and steps to take that will give you back the life for which you were created. (via tdcounseling.com)
Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul (Bill Hybels)
Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That’s where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don’t really matter, we sacrifice the things that do.
What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live―and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requires more than just cleaning out your closets or reorganizing your desk drawer. It requires uncluttering your soul. By eradicating the stuff that leaves your spirit drained, you can stop doing what doesn’t matter―and start doing what does.
In Simplify, bestselling author Bill Hybels identifies the core issues that lure us into frenetic living―and offers practical steps for sweeping the clutter from our souls. (via Amazon.com)
The Four Priorities (Dr. John Tolson and Larry Kreider)
Through a creative mix of relevant case studies and scriptural illustrations, The Four Priorities workbook presents an easy-to-understand, practical "tool kit" for balancing the four priorities of Christ, self, relationships, and the world. Confronting life's challenges with tough grace, this biblically based study enables believers of all ages to impact others for Jesus Christ. (via Amazon.com)