7 Simple Choices for a Better Tomorrow

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Life is hard--for everyone. No matter how blessed or fortunate you might be, there is a level of difficulty to your life: hard classes, jobs, relationships, and losses. But by following seven basic life disciplines, anyone can experience accomplishment, freedom, and ease in navigating through life's daily challenges. In this positive, insightful book, veteran pastor Bob Merritt describes a set of universal principles that can work for everyone in every stage of life, showing that what you do today determines who ...
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Overview

Life is hard--for everyone. No matter how blessed or fortunate you might be, there is a level of difficulty to your life: hard classes, jobs, relationships, and losses. But by following seven basic life disciplines, anyone can experience accomplishment, freedom, and ease in navigating through life's daily challenges. In this positive, insightful book, veteran pastor Bob Merritt describes a set of universal principles that can work for everyone in every stage of life, showing that what you do today determines who you become tomorrow.

"The life disciplines in this book will lead readers away from failure and regret to accomplishment and ease--not easy, but ease in getting 'out of the boat' and on with navigating through life's daily challenges."--John Ortberg, author, The Me I Want to Be

"Here's your breakthrough--insightful, practical, biblical wisdom that can turn your life around!"--Lee Strobel, author, The Case for the Real Jesus

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801014628
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 633,500
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Merritt (PhD, Penn State University) has been senior pastor at Eagle Brook Church, a multi-site church with six locations around the Twin Cities, Minnesota, since 1991. With 18,000 in average weekend attendance, Eagle Brook is the largest church in the upper Midwest. Bob and his wife Laurie have two adult children and a dog named Blue.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

Part 1 Foundations for a Great Tomorrow

1 Free Fall 19

2 Hog Hole Heaven 37

Part 2 Strategies for Intentional Living

3 Give It One More Day: Don't Quit 61

4 Manage Your Loads: Do a Few Things Well 83

5 Give Yourself Time: Be Prepared 105

6 Find Your Rhythm: Increase Your Consistency 117

7 Have Barbed-Wire Discipline: Use Small Tugs 137

8 Try Things You Can't Do: Stretch Yourself 157

9 Avoid the Fatal Fall: Practice Self-Control 179

Part 3 Breakthroughs for the Broken

10 Everybody Needs a Fred 195

11 Hope at the Duck's Breath Saloon 211

12 A Softer Soul 229

Notes 251

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