Item description for Tired of Do-List Christianity?: Debunking the Misconceptions That Hold Back Spiritual Growth and Steal Your Joy by Scott Morton...
Overview Morton offers disarming stories that help readers discover their personal, crippling misconceptions about their relationship with God.
Publishers Description You want to grow spiritually, but you feel stuck. Despite years of church attendance and Bible study, you still struggle with being a joyful believer and wonder if you are becoming more Christlike. And when someone tells you to "be more committed," well, it just doesn't help. Join Scott Morton as he helps you examine crippling misconceptions and self-defeating attitudes about walking with God, and you'll be empowered to reach for new authenticity in the Christian life in 10 key areas, including spiritual disciplines, family relationships, legalism, temptation, emotional struggles, character, and much more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.88" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Jun 29, 2006
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576837963 ISBN13 9781576837962
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Morton
SCOTT MORTON serves with The Navigators as Vice President of Development for U.S. ministries and is a member of the National Leadership Team. He graduated from Iowa State University in technical journalism and worked in newspaper advertising before joining the Navigator staff in 1970. Previous assignments include Columbia, Missouri; Iowa City, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and short-term ministries in Asia and Europe. He has served in Development since 1985 and has been on the National Leadership Team since 2004. Scott and Alma met the Lord in The Navigators ministry at Iowa State. They have been married since 1964 and have two married daughters, one married son and four grandchildren. The Mortons enjoy baseball (Scott was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and Minnesota Twins), bird-watching, antiquing and helping people grow in their spiritual journeys through small group Bible studies and one-on-one mentoring. Scott also enjoys writing, having published Funding Your Ministry (Whether You're Gifted or Not), a book to help missionaries raise financial support, Down to Earth Discipling, a realistic approach to sharing one's faith with others and Tired of Do-List Christianity? which helps debunk the misconceptions that hold back spiritual growth and steal our joy.
Scott Morton was born in 1944.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tired of Do-List Christianity?: Debunking the Misconceptions That Hold Back Spiritual Growth and Steal Your Joy?
Free Yourself - and others - from needless Guilt Dec 6, 2006
This is one of the best books I've read because it gave such freedom to experience the spiritual life without the burden of "man's" should-do, must-do, how-to ideas not-so-subtly attached.
Originally intending to read one a day, I found it hard not to skip ahead as Scott's writing is genuine, entertaining and disarming because he is humble enough to laugh at himself as he shares his own lessons learned. You don't feel like a reader, but a participant in his life, and walk away from every encounter fully entertained and surprised to note that you have also been strengthened in your own walk and built up to help others in every area of life from the "spiritual" (quiet time, giving, prayer, etc.) to the nitty-gritty of life (maintaining love in your relationship, temptation, character, fear of death).
Highly recommended. I've gained much insight for myself and for others God has placed in my life. This book should be a spiritual-birthday gift for every believer!
Gives me energy Aug 30, 2006
Like the reset button on our computer keyboard, I found this book to be a good "reset" for my everyday Christian life.
But I confess that when I picked up this book, my first impression was..."OK, so you're saying that I need to get rid of my long list of do's and don'ts and what everyone thinks I should be doing...and then I get a not-so-short list of 38 "big and little misconceptions that stifle our joy" (the author's words).
But as I read the book I found that the author has a way of spinning the story to cut through the clutter, and this guy speaks from real-life kind of experience. Sounds like he's been across the block and down the street.
The book has a way of helping me "push the reset button" and get rid of the corrupted files and mindset that was weighing me down. If you're not a computer person, then this book is like a visit to Jiffy Lube with a free car wash.
One last observation. There are many helpful books out there that sound goodl, but it has the same life-changing effect as watching Oprah. This book is chock full of Biblical perspective, and I get the feeling that the author actually thought and prayed about what he was telling us. All in all a good package to slowly unwrap, and then keep around for a re-read.
At the end I thought that it's be cool to sit down to dinner with him, and hear him tell me about misconception #39.