Item description for Juggling Chainsaws on a Tightrope: On Stress (Real Life Stuff for Men) by The Navigators...
Overview Each study in The Real Life Stuff series for men and women includes eight sessions highlighting anecdotes and excerpts from current events and insights, leading to rich, rewarding, and lively conversation and study.
Publishers Description How do men keep everything in their lives balanced?Cue the circus music "Hey, Jim, I'm going to need that TPS report by noon." one chainsaw] "Jim, don't forget we are going to my mother's for dinner tonight." two chainsaws] "Daddy, do you have time to help me with my homework?" yet another chainsaw] Men have to juggle dozens of chainsaws, err, responsibilities-all while walking a treacherous tightrope demanding our spiritual and physical balance. With all its demands and pressures, life can feel like a bizarro circus act. But you can be the spiritual ringleader you want to be. Take eight weeks to study a biblical approach to thriving under pressure. Learn to master the art of juggling chainsaws on a tightrope-or at least try to improve your skills a little bit at a time. Designed for small-group use (yet just as hospitable for a solo act), studies in THE REAL LIFE STUFF FOR MEN series don't demand a seminary-trained leader at the helm. These studies help participants discover personalized application and offer an accountability system to make sure the changes stick. Other thought-provoking titles in THE REAL LIFE STUFF FOR MEN series: photo] Leaning into a Hail of Bullets photo] Treading Water in an Empty Pool photo] Chasing God with Three Flat Tires
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Real Life Stuff For Men
ISBN 1576838196 ISBN13 9781576838198
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Juggling Chainsaws on a Tightrope: On Stress (Real Life Stuff for Men)?
Not enough Gospel, Jesus, or Bible in it. Sep 6, 2007
The title is clever, and the topics are good choices, however, I wish someone else had written the book. There is little Christianity in it. Very little of Christ. The use of the Bible seems secondary, mostly as a support or augmentation to the many secular quotations that are the backbone of the study. When the Bible is used, it is not used with authoritative or transformative power but mostly as a source of anecdote.
Although it is a men's study, it is not very manly. As I have lead my men's Bible class through it, I am occasionally apologetic for the sissified perspectives which the book uses. For example, on page 89, "...you can't figure out where she finds the time to keep up with friends from so long ago. Meanwhile, you stumble over the names of men in your support group after missing a single week."
"support group"? It's hard enough getting men into a Bible class with out reaffirming their suspicions that Bible groups are for girls. Don't get me wrong, I realize that we want to give men a place where they can open up and be themselves, but this book tends to treat the reader as if he were a yuppie housewife who's run out of valium.
I'm reluctant to criticize a book that obviously is written with good intentions, but it is constructive to encourage writers to appreciate the power of the Bible as it addresses our daily challenges. . Most of my experience with material from NavPress has been positive, so this book was a surprise. Pastor Spomer