Ditch Busy Behavior For a More Effective Life

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Updated classic Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live from the inside out, cultivating the internal order necessary for an effective life.

“This book was the primary instrument that God used to motivate me to integrate spiritual disciplines into my daily walk with Christ . . . I shudder to think where I’d be today had I not read it.” ~Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

In a Christian world that glorifies work, ministry, and family calendars—often equating these with the words “important” or “spiritual”—Gordon MacDonald challenges the cultural norm in Ordering Your Private World, a book that has seen more than one million copies sold.

Rather than emphasize living a life that appears busy and important to those around us, MacDonald encourages his readers to see that one of today’s greatest battlegrounds lies within a person’s private world. Continual focus on outward success tempts us to give imbalanced attention to volunteer, lead and serve at the expense of our private life, pushing many to the verge of collapse.

Ordering Your Private World serves as a wake-up call to those who are leading a busy life with an empty soul.

“This book was the primary instrument that God used to motivate me to integrate spiritual disciplines into my daily walk with Christ . . . I shudder to think where I’d be today had I not read it.” ~Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church

In Ordering Your Private World, MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from a deeper space that challenges millennials to live a life of significance, setting aside gadgets and making important changes to create a more ordered inner life to live a fulfilling, successful life. Now with updated content, including research based on today’s millennial generation steeped in technology, this updated classic is available wherever books are sold on September 5 (W Publishing Group, ISBN: 9780718088002).

Author Bio: Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for more than fifty years. He serves as Chancellor at Denver Seminary and as a speaker at leadership conferences around the world. His books include Building Below the Waterline, Who Stole My Church, A Resilient Life, and Ordering Your Private World. Gordon and his wife, Gail, live in New Hampshire.

About Thomas Nelson: Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit http://www.thomasnelson.com.

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