Friday, May 23, 2014

Managing Stress in Ministry by David & Lisa Frisbie

There is no doubt that almost every job has its share of stress.

I'd go out on a limb and say the stress that comes with being in ministry ranks up there with just about any stress imaginable. David and Lisa Frisbie have written these issues down on paper and provide some ideas on how to manage them.

There are three sections inside.

Section one addresses how stress affects ministry workers as people and then as families. This Impact section unveils what stress can do to your body and what it can do to your closest relationships.

Section two addresses five stressors that impact health and well-being of any ministry. The Frisbie's write about Role Ambiguity, Performance Anxiety, Bivocational Complexity, Financial Scarcity, and Situational Adversity. These are all areas every pastor is quite familiar with.

Section three address the strategies you can implement to reduce the stress. This section includes five secrets pastor's have discovered that resist stress and four habits that can lower stress.

This book is full of practical advice surrounded by biblical examples.

This book was an encouraging read even though I found myself thinking, "I know this but I just don't practice it."

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Beacon Hill.

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