Item description for Take Back Your Life!: 10 Choices to Give You More Time, More Energy, and Better Relationships by H. Dale Burke...
Overview Dale Burke, author and leadership expert, reveals how worldly success and happiness demands prideful decisions while biblical fulfillment requires humble choices. With easy?to?incorporate ideas and godly guidance for home, work, and church, Burke shows readers how to trade the insanity of ?having and doing it all? for the sanity of a simpler life by
seeking the balance that Christ modeled learning to say no to extra activities embracing progress rather than perfection
Pride tells us to be self?made, but Scripture calls us to be God?centered. Burke leads readers to take back their lives from the grip of worldly priorities and allow a fulfilling life of servanthood, significance, and reliance on God to thrive.
Community Description In Take Back Your Life!, Burke reveals how worldly success and happiness demands prideful decisions while biblical fulfillment requires humble choices. With easy-to-incorporate ideas and godly guidance for home, work, and church, Burke shows how to trade the insanity of "having and doing it all" for the sanity of a simpler life by seeking the balance that Christ modeled, learning to say no to extra activities, and embracing progress rather than perfection.
Pride tells you to be selfmade, but Scripture calls you to be God-centered. Burke encourages you to take back your life from the grip of worldly priorities and allow a fulfilling life of servanthood, significance, and reliance on God to thrive.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2007
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736914005 ISBN13 9780736914000
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More About H. Dale Burke
H. DALE BURKE (Marshall University; Dallas Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton in California. Prior to assuming the pastorate in Fullerton, Pastor Burke served for over ten years as the first senior pastor of a church in Oxford, Ohio. Apart from his weekly ministry in the pulpit of the Fullerton church, Pastor Burke enjoys writing and speaking to a variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad. He is author of Take Back Your Life!, How to Lead and Still Have a Life, Different by Design, and A Love that Never Fails. Dale and his wife, Becky, have been married over 35 years and have three grown children and a grandson.
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There is a way to tame the monster we have created May 21, 2007
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (5/07)
Sometimes life takes over; we no longer feel we have any control. H. Dale Burke addresses this condition in his latest book "Take Back Your Life!" We set goals for ourselves and when we successful reach those goals suddenly they take over. One example the author gives is the desire for a family. He gets his wish, then his ministry takes off and suddenly he becomes "busier and busier." Life becomes overwhelming, you are being pulled in all directions; suddenly you have no time for yourself or God. But Burke offers hope. "The monster can be tamed!" Burke explains that "Life is too fast, Life is too complex, Life is out of control, Life is too overloaded, Life is actually underutilized, Life tells me to climb higher of the ladder of success. Burke explains that we need to slow life down, simplify it, recapture it, do less, in Christ we can accomplish more, true success is not up the ladder, but down it!" The key is to submit to God and let Him be God
This book offers 10 choices. The end of each chapter offers an encouraging word that will guide you into making the changes you need to make to lead a healthier, happier life.
Like most people there have been times when life has become overwhelming. Children, grandchildren, work; meetings, etc. have pulled me in opposite directions; ballgames, school plays, committee meetings, all at the same time and different places have left me harassed. Throwing up my hands and hollering "STOP!" did not help. I finally realized that I had to prioritize. Submitting to God came first and all other things fell into place. This is the message H. Dale Burke is offering in his book "Take Back Your Life!" His book is well written and easy to follow. If we would all listen to his advice we would be much happier and less stressed out. The cover is eye-catching and the print is a nice size. It is with pleasure that I recommend this book to all harried adults.