Thursday, January 3, 2013

Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times

Author: James Merritt
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4338-3
Genre: Christian life

Everybody faces tough times. No one gets a free pass from those make-or-break moments that lead to character development, achievement, and fulfillment.

The Bible is replete with stories of people who faced tough times and stood firm in their faith. From these stories, James Merritt uncovers guiding principles and winning strategies to help us face our own challenges and find victory in the midst of adversity. Examples include:

  • Joseph, who illustrates how to respond when we get what we don't deserve
  • Daniel, who inspires us to stand for what's right when no one else does or will
  • Esther, who emboldens us to place the well-being of others above our own comfort and security

When life threatens to trip us up, push us over, or knock us down, we can stand tall. Still Standing points the way toward a life of freedom, joy, and victory as we discover God's winning strategies for tackling tough times head-on.

Dr. James Merritt is a pastor who has face some phenomenal stress. As a pastor’s wife I am familiar with some of the scenarios he shared. Church members opposed to your ministry. Budget cuts. Bills. Church splits. Unfriendly people. And so much more.

People in the ministry age quickly due to the stress-level. But stress isn’t just reserved for pastors. Everyone gets their fair share. A major test. An unfriendly coworker. A mean boss. An overloaded workload. The list could go on.

If you are suffering through a battle, then STILL STANDING: 8 WINNING STRATEGIES FOR FACING TOUGH TIMES is a book to consider—for the battles you fight every Monday through Sunday. Filled with scripture, advice and personal stories from a pastor who fought some tough battles and with the Lord’s help and grace won, then this book is sure to lift your spirits and encourage you as you continue to fight. Recommended. Notes are included at the end of the book. $12.99. 160 pages. 

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