If I were to make a list of the ten most important books as far as their influence in my life, Ordering Your Private World would be on that list. I first read Gordon MacDonald's classic about thirty years ago and it was so packed with wisdom that I've probably reread the original at least five times.
There were two chapters that affected me the most in the first readings, these were "Living As a Called Person" and "The Sadness of a Book Never Read". I've probably reread them a dozen times. MacDonald, now in his 70s, has updated the book with more wisdom gained since the original writing.
The Chapters Include:
- The Sinkhole Syndrome
- A View from the Bridge
- Caught in a Golden Cage
- The Tragic Tale of a Successful Loser
- Living as a Called Person
- Has Anyone Seen My Time? I've Misplaced It!
- Recapturing My Time
- The Better Man Lost
- The Sadness of a Book Never Read
- Order in the Garden
- No Outer Props Necessary
- Everything Has to Be Entered
- Seeing Through Heaven's Eyes
- Rest Beyond Leisure (Sabbathing)
This volume also includes a Study Guide
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It honestly changed my life and it is even better in this edition. A book packed full of wisdom and practical advice for living life as a Christ Follower.
Ordering Your Private Life was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.
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