Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout CultureISBN: 9781433555183
"How did I get here?"
These are the words of many Christian men on the brink of burnout or in the midst of breakdown. They are exhausted, depressed, anxious, stressed, and joyless. Their time is spent doing many good things, but their pace is unsustainable- lacking the regular rest, readjustment, and recalibration they need.
But there is good news: God has graciously provided a way for men to reset their lives to a more sustainable pace. Drawing on personal experiences-and time spent counseling other men in the midst of burnout-David Murray offers weary men hope for the future, helping them identify the warning signs of burnout and offering practical strategies for developing patterns that are necessary for living a grace-paced life and reaching the finish line with their joy intact.
Table of Contents:
Repair Bay 1: Reality Check
Repair Bay 2: Review
Repair Bay 3: Rest
Repair Bay 4: Re-Create
Repair Bay 5: Relax
Repair Bay 6: Rethink
Repair Bay 7: Reduce
Repair Bay 8: Refuel
Repair Bay 9: Relate
Repair Bay 10: Resurrection
David Murray (DMin, Reformation International Theological Seminary) is professor of Old Testament and practical theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and the pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He is also a counselor, a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of Jesus on Every Page.
"The simple truth is this: I needed this book right now! There are truths in this volume-pastoral insights and healing counsels-that speak to me in very personal and tender ways. Occasionally, Murray's point is so clear-far too clear-that it feels as though I have gotten a slap in the face. But always-always-the point has been to drive me to Christ and to drive me to the embrace of the gospel. This is medicine for the soul in the best possible sense, and I am grateful to the author for writing it. It really does feel as though he wrote it for me."
--Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary-Atlanta
"This is so timely. After you read it, you will sleep better, for starters. Then you will be taken to the meeting place of essential theology and the details of all things related to our stressed lives, where David offers wisdom on every page. The book is perfect for men's groups."
--Ed Welch, counselor; faculty member, the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
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