Item description for Little Sins, Big Problems by Sarah Onderdonk...
Overview Going beneath the surface of the daily experience, this book takes Christian women on a provocative walk across six dimensions of sin in hidden corners of everyday life.
LITTLE SINS, BIG PROBLEMS is an eye-opening, provocative journey for Christian women across seven dimensions of sin-hidden in corners of everyday life. It's a book that goes beneath the surface of daily experiences to help women understand and avoid the stealth, destructive forces that undermine spiritual growth and diminish peace.
The author exposes the reader to the silent, insidious presence of sin in everyday life-the so-called "little sins"-that are bigger and more glaringly flagrant in God's eyes than we normally recognize. It's s starling message that takes readers on a compelling and emotional journey into the pervasive and often blind nature of feminine sin.
The book soars with emotional highs and low's-including a harrowing account of the author's thirteen-year battle with an eating disorder. It's written in a fresh, unique voice that moves the reader from laughter to tears with a message that has the power to change lives. Reading the book is like talking to a friend-fun, exciting, and interesting.
WHAT YOU DON'T SEE CAN HURT YOU
Unfair Judgments-how our perceptions can lead to harmful false assumptions.
Vanity- how superficial pursuits spin us into an exhausting competitive state.
Materialism-how the quest to acquire things can blur spiritual focus.
Boredom-how an idle mind feeds itself on empty nourishment like gossip.
Omissions-how we slip into a net of inertia when people need us the most.
Indolence-how our frenetic, consumer-oriented lifestyle drains us of energy to serve.
Broken Promises and Empty Words-how our words can betray trust and commitment.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2003
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899571409 ISBN13 9780899571409
Availability 0 units.
More About Sarah Onderdonk
"SARAH ONDERDONK" is a former senior-level strategist and business consultant for a Fortune 500 Company. Her essays on behalf of a leading international firm have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Sarah left the work force in 1996 to concentrate on family life spiritual development.
Now as a Christian author and mother, she marries her business and communications expertise with biblical insights in the debut of a powerful new book for Christian women"-Little Sins, Big Problems."
Sarah, her husband Todd, and three children live in the Dallas, Texas, area. They are active members in one of the fastest growing evangelical churches in America.
Reviews - What do customers think about Little Sins, Big Problems?
A Wonderful Little Treasure ... Aug 3, 2003
This book is a wonderful little treasure! The author shares her own vulnerabilities with us, and does so touchingly and with humor. Then she points out the "little" sins that we probably very often over look, or hope aren't seen, again with compassion, humor and the Bible to help us deal with these issues. Vanity, shopping for that new skirt just to look better then someone else; broken promises, or failing to followup on what we said we would do; boredom, just "having" to fill in silences with "news" of a friend, etc. This book will make a marvelous Bible study and/or women's discussion topic. Of course, men have the same sins as we do, but this book is directed more towards women's stumbling blocks like "competitive shopping". I highly recommend this book. But don't make the mistake I made and think that just because it is small that it will be a quick read, it is loaded with things to make you stop and think. I spent a lot of time putting this book down to pray for forgiveness over things I had overlooked as sins, and spent much time in contemplation of myself and my actions before I picked the book back up to digest another chapter. I want to share this book with a lot of friends and family, but I will be giving them their own copies. I know I'll be going through this book a few more times to learn some more about myself.
--- Reviewed by Tammy Moore for Christian Bookshelf
Written especially for Christians Jul 16, 2003
Little Sins, Big Problems by Sarah Onderdonk is a thoughtful and compelling examination of the internal obstacles to personal spiritual growth which we routinely encounter in everyday living. Written especially for Christians, Little Sins, Big Problems aptly discusses the negative effect of small yet taxing sins, ranging from unfair judgements, to materialism, to indolence, and then focuses on how to strive to be a better person in one's own and God's eyes. Little Sings, Big Problems is a welcome and thoroughly "reader friendly" contribution to individual and study group Christian Life reading lists.
Little Sins that are just as "deadly" May 9, 2003
I opened "Little Sins, Big Problems" when it arrived in the mail, and I didn't put the book down until I had finished the last page. Afterwards I sat another while and thought about the many ways the book, and its "little" wisdoms, apply to me and my life.
Sarah Onderdonk is a very approachable, friendly writer. I felt like we were sharing a cup of tea and she was simply sharing her knowledge with me in person! At the same time, her Biblical knowledge, scripture quotes, practical advice and "how to"s regarding little sins are well researched, and they really work! At the end of each chapter she reviews what's been shared and asks pointed questions so that you can apply the lessons learned to your own experience.
Ms. Onderdonk also shares personal vignettes from her own life that allow the reader to experience what she went through in the writing (and the life that led up to it!) of this book. I did not feel like I was reading a book that was TELLING me what to do or how to live -- Sarah shares her trials as well as her triumphs and does not talk "down" to the reader at all. Her humanity comes through in chapters dealing with her struggles with an eating disorder, her need for Christian counseling several years into her marriage, loss of family members, and relationships with all kinds of people that require tending. From the introduction about Sarah's run-in with a frisky pepper in the produce department, to her final words of encouragement and humility -- you will be hooked!
Buy this book. Read it! Come back and buy two or three more for your women friends. They will thank you for it!
Little Sins, Big Problems is a Big Hit Feb 20, 2003
Sarah Onderdonk commends five starts on this book. Sometimes it truly is the " Little Things" in life that are so important. The importance is to recognize these things and you will have Big changes.I found it enjoyable connected reading, true to the point, and comical. Her story is one that anyone can connect with and find the changes they can make to better serve themself,others and oh of course: Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I now know, if someone needs help, instead of saying " Let me know if there is anything I can do" It will be: What CAN I do to help you? See what changes YOU can do today!!