Item description for Samson Syndrome by Mark Atteberry & Thomas Nelson Publishers...
Overview The story of Samson is the perfect vehicle to reveal the twelve tendencies that can bring down strong men: disregarding their boundaries, struggling with lust, ignoring good advice, overestimating their own cleverness, and others. Written in a compassionate, funny, and practical style, The Samson Syndrome offers readers powerful ideas for making sure they use their greatest strengths to honor God in every situation.
The story of Samson is the perfect vehicle to reveal the twelve tendencies that can bring down strong men: disregarding their boundaries, struggling with lust, ignoring good advice, overestimating their own cleverness, and others.
Written in a compassionate, funny, and practical style, "The Samson Syndrome" offers readers powerful ideas for making sure they use their greatest strengths to honor God in every situation.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785264477 ISBN13 9780785264477 UPC 020049024652
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Atteberry & Thomas Nelson Publishers
Jon Weiner is minister of group development at Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky.
Mark Atteberry currently resides in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Samson Syndrome?
What every man needs to know. Oct 11, 2005
I feel this book is very interesting in that it offers insight and direction concerning the thoughts and behavior of men. It offers a God center showing that there is a way to avoid the pitfalls that many of us often blindly fall into. Great reading, insight and challenging.
Helpful Advice, but not Truly Transformative Mar 29, 2005
There's alot to be said for this book. It's got a unique perspective, using Samson as a springboard for men's issues. It's well written with plenty of sports and other fun anecdotes. It's been well received at a men's study group I attend. But in the end, I felt a little empty---because most of the content could have been written by someone who wasn't even a Christian. There's plenty of truth and good advice, but the book is lean on new covenant reality---the new heart, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the ministry of the Body---the things that make walking with Christ more than just another religion, the things that God supplies only to the believer to truly escape "The Samson Syndrome".
A funny Chisel Dec 14, 2003
Wow! what an awkward name for a book. but it really is kinda like that. A summary of this book is the 12 things that can drag a man down in his leadership in the home, in Church, and his relationship with God. (In my eyes.) These 12 points are taken from the character of Samson, and his weak personality traits that led him to his undoing. Mixed in as well are some rather humorous stories, and some hard hitting ones as well. Not only this, but the pages of this book are backed up by scripture (be wary of the Christian book that doesnt!) I would suggest this book for anyone who is tired of falling in the same sins, that seem stuck, or just want to be better men (or women) I remember reading this for the first time, and then after I was done with a chapter, I had to go, "Wow God, is this me?" It was a true growing experience, and even now when I read it, I get cool new stuff. Good book.
A thoroughly "user friendly" self-help book for Christians Aug 7, 2003
The Samson Syndrome by Mark Atteberry (Minister at Poinciana Christian Church) is a thoroughly "user friendly" self-help book for Christians (especially Christian Men), concerning the lessons that can be learned from the Strongest Man of Biblical Old Testament lore. Cautioning against errors common to the strong (including the tendency to use anger as a tool, take too much for granted, or lose sight of the big picture), The Samson Syndrome is profound in both its universally applicable advice and in its encouragement of a Christian faith in God.
Little attention is being paid to this Book... Aug 1, 2003
right now....But I wholeheartedly recommend all Christians pick this one up..men and women alike. It's true Atteberry has a style of writing that grabs the readers attention. In the same style as Lucado, he is able to relate on all levels and all experiences we have in this life and tie it into the experiences the scriptures show happened before. What can also be felt though this book are the Leadership undertones essential in anyone who leads or manages people. I am currently recommending it to Managers in my place of work...Christian and non Christian alike...Pick it up...it's hard to put down! YBIC