Discovering the Cure for the Common Life (Excerpt): Living in Your Sweet Spot [NOOK Book]

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In this short excerpt from The Cure for the Common Life...

It's Sunday afternoon and you're already dreading the inevitable Monday morning. You spend 50+ hours at a job you hate, only to come home too exhausted to pursue anything other than reality TV.

Well, you are not alone: 87 percent of workers don't find meaning in their work and 80 percent believe their talents are not used. And there are consequences-whether or not we realize it, our ...

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Discovering the Cure for the Common Life (Excerpt): Living in Your Sweet Spot

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Overview

In this short excerpt from The Cure for the Common Life...

It's Sunday afternoon and you're already dreading the inevitable Monday morning. You spend 50+ hours at a job you hate, only to come home too exhausted to pursue anything other than reality TV.

Well, you are not alone: 87 percent of workers don't find meaning in their work and 80 percent believe their talents are not used. And there are consequences-whether or not we realize it, our resulting attitude impacts our health, our relationships, and our fundamental sense of happiness-but best-selling author Max Lucado has a cure.

We are all unique individuals, created in God's image, with our own gifts, strengths and passions. In his winsome voice, Max will encourage you to explore your uniqueness, put it to work, and redefine your concept of career.

Table of Contents:

  1. Your Sweet Spot (You Have One!)
  2. Unpack Your Bag
  3. Read Your Life Backward
  4. Study Your S.T.O.R.Y

Conclusion
Notes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418553616
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/30/2006
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 47,623
  • File size: 575 KB

Meet the Author

Max Lucado
Max Lucado

Max Lucado, Minister of Writing and Preaching for the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, is the husband of Denalyn and father of Jenna, Andrea, and Sara. He is the author of multiple bestsellers and is America’s leading inspirational author. Visit his website at www.maxlucado.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Nook book - not the whole book

    Beware, this is another one of those Nook books that is incomplete! That would have been nice to know before I bought it. B&N please stop putting only partial books online. Give us the whole thing, is that so difficult?

    The book is very good (what I read of it).

    25 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    Short but a GREAT read

    Only 44 pages on Nook Color, but filled with meat and potato topics of finding who you are in God. When you can find that, you not only have peace, joy and excitement, but you do what God made you to do-glorify Him. Worth the money! read it and youll agree its hard to put down!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Life Prioritizing Book - Tells You To Go Get Your God Destined Dreams

    Good solid Christian book. I would recommend it and give it as a gift to others.

    PROS: This book helps you find the life you always dreamed of as a kid. It encourages us to look into our bag and notice the skills that God gave us. He gave each of us many skills and we can use those skills to fulfill our destiny. God created us all unique, with unique and special skills and a special destiny. You are one small piece of God's big beautiful puzzle. So use those gifts to find and fulfill your calling. Remember your youth and your dreams and don't be afraid to restructure your life to go after them!

    I loved this book because this is exactly what just happened in my life. At age 16, I prayed to God and asked Him to bring me into a deep relationship with him. I asked for a deeper relationship with God than I knew of anyone in today's world - I mean Old Testament Abraham, Noah, patriarch relationship. And I asked God, if need be, to take away everything from my life - love, friends, money, possessions. Well, I went out into the world, got my college degree, started making money, bought a house. I never forgot God - he was on the main burner too... but I was splitting my time between God while at home and work and life. So God took the house away, took the job away, and now here I am back at Mom's house focusing on God again. I love it and wouldn't have it any other way. Who cares about six figures when you know you are on the right path and you have your dreams back!

    CONS: Great book, but just not as deep as I like. Even though it has a great message, I can't say it is as good as some of R.C. Sproul's or John Piper's books. Still, compared to books, I give it a 5 star because it's right up there as a "must read".

    Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher but I always give honest reviews always. I am marking books with stars so you will know not to waste your time on the low star reviews. :)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Recommended reading!

    Only 44 pages, but worth the read. Good writer.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Highly Recommended- you must check it out!

    Very inspiring. Can't put this book down. It makes sence of many things that we go thru in life.

    Denise

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

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    a good way to find life's purpose...

    Everybody has gone through a period wherein there seems to be no hope and absolutely no escape from the doldrums of everyday life. Finding a purpose is a concept that everyone can relate with. Through his book, Cure For The Common Life, Max Lucado once again proves that when we offer our lives up to God, a worthwhile purpose can definitely be found.

    This book aims to teach us of the uniqueness of our existence. How each person differs from all the rest, with his own set of strengths and weaknesses. It gives us a chance to know what we want and what we have and how we can use these to discover what we are designed to do. Along with bible passages, Max Lucado shares some inspiring stories to help drive his point home, making this book a more interesting read. I give it 5 out of 5.

    I got an ARC of this book through Booksneeze.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Are you searching for your true calling?

    Cure for the Common Life is a book geared toward those who are struggling with their position in life, and/or those who are unhappy in their current profession (or lack of). Lucado states the obvious: unless your last name is Hilton or Gates, men and women must work. His suggestion is to find your "sweet spot" or the place where you, your talents, and God all intersect to create the highest potential of personal fulfillment. Lucado brings in many examples to show how some people are not using their strengths for maximum success, but allowing the world to dictate who we are and what we should be doing. God uniquely creates each individual for His ultimate purpose, and the author suggests that we as individuals need to diligently seek out what it is that we should be doing - and not doing something for glory, greed, position, etc. - but also not falling into the trap of not doing anything at all. Some suggestions included changing your attitude to that of a servant, playing up to your strengths, and daily taking away the focus on what you can do on your own, but what you can do for God. I thought that he was very helpful in guiding the reader to a better understanding toward work and personal strengths. I did not necessarily learn anything new, but this would be a great book for someone just starting out in the self-help book arena who is searching for some answers toward work and personal fulfillment with a Christian perspective. I received this e-book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Short but Fabulous Book

    Max Lucado is one of my all time favorite speakers and writers. His writings are so down to earth. He puts a lot of humor in them too so it makes it more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    First, I'm amused by the opinions expressed by the reviewers..



    First, I'm amused by the opinions expressed by the reviewers...I have a point to make concerning the "incompleteness" of this book...and at the same time, maybe humor to the otherwise GROUCHY poster #6312587 who complains about the incomplete book??? Who decides which review will be chosen as the "Most Helpful Favorable Review"??? It's sad that 23 out of 25 people actually marked this as a "helpful review"...WHY? The poster is so grouchy-sounding and it seems to be because an EXCERPT was placed on the site for the public...I mean, if one can get irritable over this, what happens when REAL LIFE kicks in? REAL LIFE is what happens while others are wasting their time trying to find fault with yet another facet of their everyday life. OMG! To "Nook Book - not the whole book" # 6312587, are you sure that you are not here to simply rain on everyone's parade? Take off the blinders...what might look like an incomplete mess designed just to inconvenience you personally is actually a harmless partial offering to tease and whet one's self-help appetite & attitude! If people find it too much trouble to read an excerpt, why do they even do it? So they can impress upon others just how much trouble they went through for relative strangers???? .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Max Lucado

    Max writes to me about where I am at today
    You never go wrong with any of Max Lucado writings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    SO I thought

    This is a sample of half a paragraph. Waste of money.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Max lucado

    I like hermie my grandma loves his book "you are special"with the litt wooden people who give stars and dots

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2012

    Cure your common life, and live in a sweet spot where you can us

    Cure your common life, and live in a sweet spot where you can use your uniqueness to experience success and satisfaction. Sounds easy - find a job that you want and that will pay the salary you want. Then why do many people drag themselves to work every day and find no satisfaction in what they do? If you are experiencing this, let Max Lucado take you on a journey to discover your uniqueness and elevate your view of how your work is meaning to God and His kingdom.
    Lucado uses a simple formula – What You Are Able To Do + What You Want To Do = Sweet Spot. In a soft tone and patient language, you may hear Lucado speaking to you. Using his uniqueness as God’s messenger, he guides you to discover how the formula can change your life. He sheds fresh light on God’s intent for you to live in your Sweet Spot at work and removes the impression that the work meant to glorify God had to be laborious and boring. Whether you are a stay at home mother, working in the society or serving full time in the church, this book will help to find your Sweet Spot where you find your uniqueness that will bring glory to God, everyday of your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    good read

    I really enjoyed the reading and agree with the argument that we all have a unique set of skills that enable us to serve the world in a specific way. Short and concise while giving room to a deep analysis of who we are, why we are here and what is our mission in life.

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