* Life is hard for everybody. Hearts break, accidents happen, and people make mistakes. Pastor Merritt offers seven intentional disciplines to help you navigate and rebound from your daily challenges--- don't quit, be prepared, do a few things well, be consistent, use small tugs, stretch yourself, and practice self-control. Previously published as When Life's Not Working. 256 pages, softcover from Baker.
Life is hard--for everyone. No matter how blessed or fortunate you might be, there is a level of difficulty to your life: hard classes, jobs, relationships, and losses. But by following seven basic life disciplines, anyone can experience accomplishment, freedom, and ease in navigating through life's daily challenges. In this positive, insightful book, veteran pastor Bob Merritt describes a set of universal principles that can work for everyone in every stage of life, showing that what you do today determines who you become tomorrow.
"The life disciplines in this book will lead readers away from failure and regret to accomplishment and ease--not easy, but ease in getting 'out of the boat' and on with navigating through life's daily challenges."--John Ortberg, author, The Me I Want to Be
"Here's your breakthrough--insightful, practical, biblical wisdom that can turn your life around!"--Lee Strobel, author, The Case for the Real Jesus
Bob Merritt (PhD, Penn State University) has been senior pastor at Eagle Brook Church, a multi-site church with four locations north of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, for twenty years. With 14,000 in average weekend attendance, Eagle Brook is the largest congregation in the five-state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. He also teaches homiletics at Bethel Seminary. Merritt lives in Minnesota.