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To escape chaos is like arguing with the wind or the ocean. It's inescapable. It's also ripe with opportunity. This book shows how times of choas and overwhelming pressure push us to confront the big questions of life: Are we living with meaning and purpose? Are we using our time well? Is it possible to live a life without regret? Jerry White offers insight from his own years of living in life's trenches and making peace with his reality. With a look at the past, he reveals how we got to today's chaos and offers hope for a peaceful tomorrow. Offering practical suggestions for focusing on the meaning and purpose God has for each of us, this book presents welcome solutions to surviving the chaotic storm swirling around us and inside us.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: NavPress Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches) ISBN: 1576832171 ISBN-13: 9781576832172 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
For a book that the author says has been 40 years in the making, one might
expect a more orderly approach to helping readers disarm the all-powerful foe
of chaotic living. As president and CEO of the evangelical Christian group the
Navigators, White (Dangers Men Face) understands how a high-profile position
contains many temptations to give into the "chaotic" rather than make prudent
career and lifestyle decisions, thereby ensuring personal peace. As no one can
escape the world's chaos, he argues that it is essential to learn to cope with
reality. He offers plausible solutions for developing personal perseverance,
defined as qualities of endurance, persistence, tenacity, steadfastness and
resolve. White asserts that one's personality, health, age and previous life
experiences all come into play when one is called to make courageous decisions
to disengage from life's mounting pressures. White's educational background
in electrical engineering/astronautics and his former position as mission
controller at Cape Canaveral may explain his penchant for list-making; this
reads more like an extended outline than a sustained book. Countless
power-punches of biblical wisdom get lost amid the frequent subheadings and
in-chapter divisions, diminishing White's message and impact. Learning to make
adjustments along life's road is an important lesson; it is regrettable that
this essential tool is rendered almost powerless by its own lack of focus.
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