Item description for More Than Me: The 4 Essentials of Relational Wholeness by Jim Petersen, Glenn McMahan & David Russ...
Overview SUBTITLE: The 4 Essentials of Relational Wholeness
Publishers Description The four principles of healthy relationships.Relationships are the most important part of our lives. They are the source of our greatest joys but also our deepest sorrows. Much of our pain in life comes from difficult or broken connections with other people. This book focuses on four principles that make all relationships succeed: integrity, love, humility, and forgiveness. These four factors are essential to the most intimate and the most public relationships, yet we can't achieve them on our own. The authors explain how we can be empowered by God to practice these four compelling keys to relational wholeness.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Oct 29, 2008
Publisher Nav Press
ISBN 1600062652 ISBN13 9781600062650
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More About Jim Petersen, Glenn McMahan & David Russ
Jim Petersen has been on Navigator staff since 1958. He pioneered the Navigator ministry in Brazil. He is also the best-selling author of Living Proof, The Insider, and Church Without Walls. Glenn McMahan is on Navigator staff in Londrina, Brazil. He is also a journalist and has worked for the Frederick Times near Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. David Russ lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a certified psychologist with twenty years of experience in counseling.
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Healthy relationships start with "More Than Me" Jul 26, 2009
If I were a marriage counsellor,I would make "More Than Me: The 4 Essentials of Relational Wholeness" mandatory reading for all couples that walked through my office door.Actually,the good thing about this book is that your marriage doesn't have to be in trouble for you to benefit from it."More Than Me" is ideal for any couple that desires to have a strong and healthy partnership that can withstand the unavoidable trials we all face.
"More Than Me" is filled with biblical references which might be a turn off for some and thats understandable but do yourself a favor and read it anyway.The book is so deep to where you'll find yourself compelled to read it not just once but twice and maybe even thrice.I love how the book tackles topics like forgiveness,love and tolerance without being self-righteous and preachy.
The path to a healthy relationship definitely starts with "More Than Me".
This book really gets it Apr 25, 2009
There are so many books that claim to tell people how to have healthy relationships, and what I like most about this book is that it addresses the reasons why so often the other books don't work, and why therapy (especially couples therapy) often fails to heal relationships despite even the best therapist's skill and compassion. Other books explain components of a healthy relationship and tell the reader what to do. This book explains the components of a healthy relationship and tells the reader what it is about the human heart that keeps us from doing what we obviously need to do. Therapy fails so often because the therapist helps the couple realize what to do, and one or both partners is unwilling and/or unable to do it. Anybody who does therapy or counseling should give this book to first-time counselees and say, "Here, digest this. If you don't, nothing we do together will help you." And even people who aren't in therapy will take a vast leap forward if they grapple with what this book says. Understanding what it takes to have a healthy relationship isn't that hard. But actually doing things like love, humility, integrity, and forgiveness turns out to be extremely hard for a lot of people. Why is that, and what can a person do about it? That's where this book shines.
More Than Me Apr 23, 2009
I have just completed my second reading of the book More Than Me. I totally enjoyed the framework the 3 authors--Petersen, McMahan, and Russ--have used to give us a foundation for relational well being. Although the book is punctuated with biblical references, it is done in a very appealing and winsome manner. Their use of 'God' and "Jesus Christ' actually make the subject of spirituality and religion more accessible than most books I've read.
It's evident from the introduction of the book that these authors are committed to being vulnerable and transparent, as well as promoting a way of life that doesn't treat people as 'objects' to be used or manipulated, but they communicate the beauty of humankind's identity as being rooted in the imago Dei, the image of God. And that we need to treat them as the Creator intends.
Unlike so much exclusivistic religious/spiritual writing, these men use non technical language, but appealing language and metaphors and illustrations to capture the essence of what makes life deeply meaningful and worth living.
I loved this book so much I have started a book club with 15 other people over our bi weekly breakfast to talk about the implications of these insights in our various roles in life.
The only additional suggestion I would make to the authors would be that if they are going to write a book on relationships, that it would be helpful to include a women's insights, especially if it's three men writing. Other than that, this book is a huge hit with me and my friends.