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Living Above The Level Of Mediocrity [Paperback]

By Charles R. Swindoll (Author)
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LIVING ABOVE THE LEVEL OF MEDIOCRITY In this book on excellence Chuck Swindoll - "America's foremost applicator of Scripture to daily life" - boldly tackles the difficult problem of self-discipline, laziness, and our tendency to accept less of life than we deserve.

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Now with a study guide for personal use or group discussion.

In this book on excellence Chuck Swindoll―"America's foremost applicator of Scripture to daily life"―boldly tackles the difficult problems of self-discipline, laziness, and our tendency to accept less of life than we deserve.

"Perhaps his best book . . . both a challenge to easy living and a blueprint for breaking out of patterns of mediocrity. . . . One of the most helpful aspects of this book is Swindoll's ability to distinguish between striving for excellence and the modern-day philosophies of success." ―"Today's Christian Woman"

""Living Above the Level of Mediocrity" epitomizes what has lifted the author above the average. The book itself aims high and reaches its goal through keen thinking and hard work." ―"Moody Monthly"

"Swindoll combines interesting, insightful Bible exposition with the storyteller's ability to make an anecdote live. Throughout the book he weaves briefs about the eagle, a bird he holds up as an example of the pursuit of excellence. He writes devotionally, giving you constant food for thought." ―"Eternity"

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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 1989
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  0849931770  
ISBN13  9780849931772  

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More About Charles R. Swindoll

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as a senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck s listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. A leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck s extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation of men and women for ministry. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren."

Charles R. Swindoll has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Great Lives (Thomas Nelson)
  2. Great Lives from God's Word
  3. Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary

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Exceptional, strong Christian book and motivational guide  Mar 3, 2004
A gift from my grandmother, this book has been a regular source of strength to me in tough times, and it has encouraged me toward excellence. Among its greatest assets are its ability to inspire courage through adversity and to reinforce srong values, even when those values seem to make one unpopular. Including many relevant and inspiring stories from the Bible and from life in general, this book has a permananent place on my top bookshelf.
Go For Excellence!  Dec 21, 2003
Mediocrity equals boredom and frustration. Living above it is Christian, it is the abundant way of living Jesus taught. In this book based on the Scriptures, Chuck Swindoll shows you how to apply principles that result in living purposefully and joyfully.

Like similar writers, he starts by explaining it all occurs in one's mind. When one's thoughts are right, proper actions follow. Being conscious of the invisible, eternal Kingdom of God is the awareness that changes one's perception from things seen to those unseen.

He writes about resisting traditionalism, greed, and discouragement. His advice is practical and doable. This is a hands-on book designed to set you apart from those who are satisfied with the status quo. It is a challenge to rise above the fray to a higher level of existence, one based on God's Word.

Vintage Swindoll!  May 12, 2003
Living Above the Level of Mediocrity is yet another fantastic title by Charles Swindoll. The gist of this book is the need for us to live above the level of just doing enough to get by.

Among the many principles Swindoll covers are:

1. Encouragements for standing tall.
2. Problems with the world's system.
3. Be willing to minister to others out of the limelight.
4. Soaring takes effort and requires eliminating negativity.
5. Following Christ will cost us relationships, possessions, and personal goals/desires.
6. Characteristics of people who positively impact others.
7. Defining vision, determination, and dreaming.
8. Observations about conformity to other people's standards.

Read it and be encouraged to soar like an eagle!

Excellent book by Swindoll  Apr 28, 2002
This is my third Swindoll book. And my favorite. In this excellent book, Swindoll shows that you can step above mediocrity, you can do better and most of all, it's God's desire for you to have all that you want. All you have to do is go for it.I also recommend Business Buy the Bible as a excellent succcess book based on scriptures and biblical principles.I look forward to more books by Swindoll. Easy read and inspiring.
An eye opener  May 16, 2001
Swindoll is certainly one of the most articulate and intelligent preachers of the times. This book is certainly an eye-opener of what God has intended for his children.

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