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
Mid-Course Correction is written for those who sense a need for putting order back in their lives again. It offers hope not only for those who have experienced defeat and disappointment in their lives, but also for those who have been "successful" yet yearn for something more. MacDonald focuses on making choices that lead to personal transformation, significant communal relationships, practical service in the kingdom of God, and a revitalized life of faith and worship. He demonstrates that new significance and meaning are available no matter what your situation has been.
MacDonald's collection of bestselling titles, Ordering Your Private World, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, and Rebuilding Your Broken World, offers the strength and compassion of Biblical hope to those who struggle with confused goals and shattered ideals.
What happens when your ideals and desires, plans and strategies, all go awry? From what sources might one find the resolve to begin a rebuilding process? "The fact is," writes Gordon MacDonald in Rebuilding Your Broken World, "the God of the Bible is a God of the rebuilding process. And not enough broken people know that." No stranger himself to brokenness, Gordon MacDonald draws from personal experience and discusses the likely sources of pain, the humiliation, and the long- and short-range consequences of a broken personal world. And he offers encouraging answers to the questions everyone asks when their worlds fall apart: Is there a way back?
Gordon MacDonald explores questions men ask about measuring up to what they ultimately want to become in their quiet times. In When Men Think Private Thoughts, MacDonald offers insights and encouragement as he discusses topics that often define a man's life such as identity, masculinity, relationships, and spirituality.
“It makes little difference how fast you can run the 100 meters when the race is 400 meters long. Life is not a sprint; it is a distance run, and it demands the kind of conditioning that enables people to go the distance.”—Gordon MacDonald Running Strong Whose heart doesn’t leap at the sight of a beautifullyconditioned runner, effortlessly gliding along, stride-bystride, mile-by-mile? And what runner gets to this place without a thankless—and often lonely—regimen of strategy and self-denial? Isn’t this the perfect metaphor of what your heart is longing for—running life’s race with intentionality and grace? With strength and focus? Well, you can. Veteran pastor and best-selling author Gordon MacDonald says you must develop resilience—the courage and ability to get up when you fall, to keep running when you’re bone-weary, and to keep your eye on the goal even in the murkiest moments. Using the backdrop of his own experiences as a champion runner, MacDonald demonstrates how resilient people Practice spiritual self-discipline to build stamina and grit; Know what’s up ahead, what obstacles they will likely face; and Bond with special friends who share their commitment to finishing well. Because he has also run many long, punishing laps in the tough race of life, MacDonald is uniquely qualified to coach and encourage you in developing that resilient spirit—to weather adversity, to finish what you start, and to never be satisfied with anything short of God’s best for you.
There are times when weariness takes over exhaustion and stress makes choices too confusing, goals unattainable, and dreams impossible. A process of renewal is needed to revitalize a numbed sense of purpose. In this collection of three best-selling works, Ordering Your Privat World, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, and Rebuilding Your Broken World, Gordon MacDonald offers the strength and the compassion of biblical hope to those who struggle with confused goals and shattered ideals. Once you restore the joy to yourself, you can reach out to others in their spiritual need and enlighten them to the promise of renewal from which no one is exempt.