When Work & Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family
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Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)|
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Lets face it. With all the demands of the workplace and all the details of a family its only a matter of time before one bumps into the other. And many of us end up cheating our families when the commitments of both collide. In this practical book, Andy Stanley will help you...
• establish priorities and boundaries to protect what you value most.
• learn the difference between saying your family is your priority and actually making them your priority.
• discover tested strategies for easing tensions at home and at work.
Watch as this powerful book transforms your life from time-crunching craziness to life-changing success.
Includes a four-week discussion guide
Previously released as Choosing to Cheat
Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one campus to five in the Atlanta area and has helped plant over thirty strategic partner churches globally. Each Sunday, more than twenty-five thousand people attend worship services at one of North Point Ministries five campuses. Andys books include Enemies of the Heart, The Next Generation Leader, How Good is Good Enough? and many more. He lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife, Sandra, and their children.
LauraSeattle, WAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5What a great book!September 14, 2012LauraSeattle, WAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"When Work & Family Collide" is a VERY good book!! It was an easy read and it really hit the nail on the head. It's helped me better understand my husband's perspective as the bread-winner of our house and it's helped me be more able to explain my side of the issue to my husband.
JamesMass.Age: 35-44Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Please read this book.May 7, 2012JamesMass.Age: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The book "When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family" by Andy Stanley was a great read.
If you have ever felt the strain of trying to balance work and family you will enjoy reading this book not because it gives you a quick fix solution but because it speaks plainly and powerfully about priorities. The author does a great job of intertwining practical advice, scripture, and personal experience together in this book to help all those who have a hard time "cheating on work". The author not only gives good advice from real life experience, his and others whom he has counseled, but also give a practical way in which to implement those things he discusses.
The author at one point in the book uses the biblical story of Daniel wanting to honor God by not eating those things from the kings table (Daniel 1:8-16) and makes a modern application concerning how we might approach changing our work schedule.
I think this book would be very useful for anyone weather they work in the home or out of the home I also think it's especially useful for those who are preachers or full time ministers. I know that I can at times get so consumed with ministry that my family is left behind and I know God isn't happy with the neglect of my family. So to all the preachers out there do yourself a favor and read this book. In the very least it will get you to think and ask questions about how you spend your time and might cause you to consider rearranging your work schedule in order to spend more time with your family.
So in the end this was a great book easy to read and very though provoking. Do yourself a favor and read this book.
Disclosure of Material: I received this book for free from Blogging for books for this review, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's CFR Title 16, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
RebeccaRichmond, VAAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A solid reminderApril 13, 2012RebeccaRichmond, VAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The past few months, I've been in a tug-of-war between my work life and my home life. I strive for success in my job but, as is the title of this blog, I am logging for the tasks of home. So, when I saw Andy Stanley's latest, "When Work and Family Collide," I was understandably intrigued.
The book is a quick read, only about 135 pages, and it's divided into 2 parts. The first part lays out the issue and Stanley's suggested resolution. The second part uses Old Testament figure Daniel as an example of finding success in the workplace by properly caring for those at home.
As is typically the case with these types of book, nothing was all that revolutionary content-wise, with the possible definition of cheating as depriving something of its rightful place in your priorities. However, as is also typical in books like this, Stanley's examples and careful narrative reminds the reader that better alignment between work and home is achievable, and more importantly, critical.
I'll definitely be applying what I learned and I'd recommend this book to anyone trying to balance life inside and outside the home.
sarahandbooks3 Stars Out Of 5Simple, yet good read.April 10, 2012sarahandbooksQuality: 3Meets Expectations: 3I've always been fascinated by time management and making better use of my 24 hours in a day. Though I am a college student, I found When Work and Family Collide by Andy Stanley to be a quick and simple read for those seeking to balance out their family and professional lives.
Written in an easy-to-read format, Work and Family traces the scenarios of families that have neglected each other for the sake of a better career and a higher salary. As usual, these stories did not turn out well. However, Stanley suggests that those torn between work and home "cheat" in order to achieve balance. In order to not "cheat" those at home, the book sets down specific guidelines for achieving balance using the story of Daniel during his Babylonian captivity. Like Daniel, those seeking balance should boldly approach those in power, listen to rebuttals, and present a well-developed plan to those in authority. Learning to give one's all at home is not easy, and requires careful planning and honesty on the part of an employee. Overall, if you are looking for a quick read regarding time management for the family life, Stanley's book is for you.
PS - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program.
juliea5 Stars Out Of 5an accessible, important, life-changing bookApril 10, 2012julieaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Gone are the days of merely keeping up with the Joneses. Modern-day Americans want to crush the Joneses. Bigger, better, faster, more. Isn't that why we work ourselves into exhaustion, and beyond? For many of us, a major crisis might be the only hope of breaking free from this insane modus operandi.
Enter Andy Stanley's When Work and Family Collide. Stanley offers to the willing reader a host of stories to motivate a change, as well as tools to implement change. Work and Family inspires readers to evaluate life priorities and adjust accordingly, so that health or interpersonal crises are not our only hope for change.
Work and Family's style is easy to digest, a quick read. But don't just blow through it for the sake of finishing. Spending a little time with the concepts, and working through the discussion questions with your spouse, is sure to be a life-changing experience. (Those who find it not so might not be quite ready for change. Of course we know, though, that if God is ready for our change, He'll find a way to bring it about... it's just usually a little more painful that way. So why not save some heartache, and do the work ourselves, right?!)
In addition to the obvious clarity Stanley sheds on the work-family dichotomy, his principle of cheating, in general, can be applied to all aspects of daily life. It has been a meaningful paradigm shift in our household, looking at each decision of how we spend time as a cheat on something else. Identifying who or what we cheat really illuminates our priorities. Our family's thanks to Andy Stanley for that!
I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of providing my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review.
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