Wednesday, February 8, 2012

When Work & Family Collide by Andy Stanley

A re-release of Stanley's Choosing to Cheat. Like every other book he writes, you either completely love it or totally hate it.

It may feel like this book was written to Stanley's suburban yuppy (do we even use that term anymore?) congregation and anyone else who attends a mega-church. This is simply a book on creating and maintaining priorities.

Divided into two parts and discussion questions at the end, this book starts out by identifying and explaining why we cheat or let our priorities slide. Part two provides the plan to keep our priorities.

Throughout this book, like every other Christian Inspirational/Business/Leadership instruction book, you'll read about Stanley's personal life, other "friends' stories" and experiences as well as anecdotes from the secular and sacred societies.

This is a short book that can be used as a four-week small group study. The questions are meant to get the ball rolling and not simply stick to them as the only questions you can ask. If this were so, it'd be a fairly boring study group.

This book was decent. It may be of some use for the workaholic but I doubt if a book like this would truly be useful for them...maybe their spouse could use it as ammunition.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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