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From the Hardcover edition.
“This book is for those who have found it easier to take care of our schedule than to take care of our soul. For the unfortunate majority who keep running because we don’t know how to stop, Fil Anderson provides a compelling roadmap home where we can finally stop and snuggle up in the arms of God.”
–Michael Yaconelli, author of Messy Spirituality: God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People and Dangerous Wonder: The Adventure of Childlike Faith
“Fil Anderson invites you to discover the difference between believing that God is love and experiencing the love of God. As the author makes clear, it’s the difference in life and death for your soul.”
–Craig Barnes, author of When God Interrupts
“Running on Empty is an oasis for those who allow a life of busyness to drive us toward emptiness. Fil Anderson’s honesty and vulnerability can lead us all toward the One who fills us eternally.”
–Denny Rydberg, president of Young Life
“What a fresh voice Fil Anderson brings to all of us who struggle to be with Jesus, and not just do for him. This book draws me back to the wonder of the gospel–which is the best recommendation I could give any book.”
–Paula Rinehart, author of Strong Women, Soft Hearts and Sex and the Soul of a Woman
“Fil Anderson has written a deeply personal story of his own walk with God. In doing so, he is brave and caring enough to share with us many practical ways to deepen our own walk.”
–Bob Buford, founder of Leadership Network and author of Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance
“Running on Empty is written by someone who can recognize emptiness because he has known both emptiness and fullness. This book is inspiring and yet practical, anecdotal and yet big-picture, traditional and yet contemporary American. Enjoy its fullness.”
–Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
“Unless we learn the lessons in this book, we will dry up in building God’s kingdom. Fil Anderson shows us how to keep our own souls refreshed. A must read for all those in ministry!”
–Rev. John Yates and Susan Alexander Yates, co-authors of Building a Home Full of Grace and Character Matters: Raising Kids with Values That Last
“With simplicity and integrity, Fil Anderson poses questions and offers challenges and possibilities to assist readers in the exploration of their own stories. One gets the sense of Fil, the spiritual director, standing at the door praying for readers as they enter the sacred space of their exploration.”
–Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND, author of Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment, editor of The Experience of Group Spiritual Direction
“This book is destined to become a classic for those who are serious about learning to love Christ and wanting to know they are loved by Him.”
–Howard Dayton, CEO of Crown Financial Ministries
“If you’re caught in the rat race, at the edge of burnout, or even too busy to notice, Running on Empty offers help and hope. Here is a Christian response to the drivenness of modern American culture, a response that offers both inspiration and down-to-earth wisdom.”
–Gerald May, author of Will and Spirit and Addiction and Grace
“Running on Empty offers hope that we can learn to accept the love of God in our brokenness. Our busyness can be quieted and our souls can learn to be at peace in the face of God’s unrestrained love.”
–Devlin Donaldson, The Elevation Group, co-author of Pinocchio Nation
“Fil Anderson provides fellow travelers with practical ideas and tools for walking the journey with and toward Christ. This deeply personal book gives believers like me hope of moving from religious compulsions to a fresh relationship with the Lord.”
–Tom Wilson, president/CEO of Leadership Network
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted December 20, 2004
This book by Fil Anderson takes a look at how hard it is to be the person you feel you need to be and not necessarily the person God created you to be. We are all guilty of trying to please everyone else and not taking time to find what pleases ourselves and God. I recommend this book to anyone who is almost on empty.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 2, 2004
Fil Anderson shares with brutal honesty how he was busily trying to impress others with his work for God instead of allowing God to work through and with him. He convincingly tells us that God's love for us is relentless and without end. A refreshing 'read' for anyone who is caught in the busyness trap.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.