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Learn to live with God instead of for God.Sometimes the only way to get a new life is by running your old one completely into the ground. Fil Anderson had accomplished more for God than most of his contemporaries, but his worn-out body housed an empty soul. His frenetic pace of ministry had earned him just one thing: greater pressure to do even more. He had fallen for theLearn to live with God instead of for God.Sometimes the only way to get a new life is by running your old one completely into the ground. Fil Anderson had accomplished more for God than most of his contemporaries, but his worn-out body housed an empty soul. His frenetic pace of ministry had earned him just one thing: greater pressure to do even more. He had fallen for the soul-killing lie that doing more for God would give his life meaning. Then the godly admonition of a spiritual director set this burned-out believer on a life-saving spiritual path. This powerful story of a reawakened soul can be the story of every person who has pursued spiritual productivity over intimacy with God and come up empty. It’s the story of reclaiming your soul and finding a home in the center of God’s relentless love. It’s the journey from self-importance to God-importance. The solution is not greater achievements for the kingdom of God. It’s time to stop living for God and start living with God. In this candid and achingly authentic book, Fil Anderson shares the healing insights that restored his spiritual compass and guided him back to God … the God who specializes in filling empty souls. “To the harried and the unharried, I pray that this book will minister to your heart in the profound way that it has blessed mine.” —Brennan ManningFrom the Hardcover edition....

Title : Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers
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ISBN : 9781400071036
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers Reviews

  • Robin R Smith
    2018-10-30 22:03

    Good read for Type A'sThe role of a spiritual leader is one of the most emotional draining occupations imaginable (yet totally gratifying). Fail Anderson walks you through the various avenues to regain energy +power from God.

  • Glen
    2018-10-16 14:58

    This is a very personal look at contemplative Christianity. Anderson often uses his own experiences or stories from close friends to illustrate the need to find a secure identity in Christ that allows us to simply rest and abide before Him. There are many strong features to this book. First, it is written in a true spirit of humility. Also, there are also many practical guidelines established to give us markers for escaping the frenetic culture in which we live in order that we may enter into enter that realm of Christ-centered living.The advice on spiritual directors was particularly helpful for me and I also especially enjoyed the closing chapter on joy. The entire feel of the book is to relish God and to see our accusations of "frivolous behavior" as often being some humanly contrive reluctance against playful interaction with God and His wonderful nature.I recommend this book to anyone seeking a spiritual rhythm that fosters deeper intimacy with Christ. Its language is very accessible and it is filled with interested/inspiring anecdotes.

  • Amy Hepler
    2018-10-25 19:55

    This book really hit home for me and was one of the best, most helpful books I have ever read. Due to the debilitating effect of seizures on how I did in school, along with the emotional and verbal abuse of my father, I had developed a sense of drivenness. Long after the seizures ended and I could finally succeed and earn a master's degree and get the career I had always wanted, I had become an overachiever, desperate to do better. This book helped me realize that I didn't have to learn how to say the perfect prayer, do the perfect thing for God to start loving me, or be a perfect person; instead, I learned that God wanted me just as I was, flaws and all. There is nothing I can do to make Him love me any less or any more. God loves me no matter what my degrees are or how I've raised my kids or how I've served Him. This was an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone.

  • Shannon
    2018-10-26 19:48

    It's a little boring. I think it's one of those books that will be more useful when you can truly relate. It's for people who are constantly busy to the MAX. He talks about how his addiction to busyness actually led to admitting himself into a psychiatric hospital. I like how each chapter has a distinct focus (prayer, joy, spiritual direction, etc.) which will help it serve as more of a reference book in times of need.

  • Jason , etc.
    2018-10-30 18:04

    This was an incredibly timely book for me. I read it at the peak of personal burnout. It was like looking into a mirror at the time; I liked it the same way that I barely still liked myself, but I didn't REALLY like either the book or myself.

  • Charles Roberts
    2018-10-26 19:13

    Read it. Chapter One is enough to convince you read this again and again.

  • Jeni Ayers
    2018-11-07 20:47

    This book changed my life

  • Doug
    2018-11-03 17:57

    This book is amazing. Had a huge impact and I'd recommend for anyone in ministry and specifically young life.

  • Melanie Raye
    2018-10-17 14:05

    some good advice in here :)

  • Nathan Law
    2018-10-27 18:00

    Great book if you have been involved in ministry for awhile. The main theme is not to do things for God but rather to walk with God. Refreshing. It has a great chapter on solitude.

  • Randi Carroll
    2018-11-02 19:02

    Such a great read when you suspect you may be "doing" for God more than being WITH God.

  • Karen Masso
    2018-10-19 19:53

    I really appreciated his honesty and graciousness.

  • Daniel
    2018-10-17 22:12

    Great book, this one has made my list of best books of all time. (#3).

  • Marissa Joyce
    2018-11-04 22:11

    Stop, drop, and listen. I loved it.