Still Standing: 8 Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times

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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. ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Reading Still Standing brings to mind words like inspiring, encouraging, insightful, and practical. And it is an easy read. My dear friend James Merritt speaks from his heart and the Word of God in this excellent work. I gladly give my commendation to this fine book."
--Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"In a world where pastors often see each other as competition, James Merritt stands tall as a kingdom-minded visionary. Still Standing is an encouraging and inspiring book for those facing tough times from a man who practices what he preaches."
--Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Ministries

"Perseverance. Keep on going on. Keep making and keeping the commitments of life. God uses the hard seasons in our ministries to teach us perseverance. My friend, James Merritt, challenges us to persevere--even in difficulty in our churches and in our lives. Pick up a copy of Still Standing, read it, and keep going for His glory!"
--James MacDonald, senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and author of Vertical Church

"When James Merritt speaks I love to listen, and in this excellent book, James speaks words you will hear gladly. In a day filled with unprecedented turmoil and trouble, along comes a book filled with powerful principles to help you take life's toughest body blows and still be standing at the end of the day. If you are hurting, hopeless, or feel helpless, this is the book for you!"
--Greg Laurie, senior pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship

"One of the greatest leadership secrets is the ability to see around the bend in the road of life and make the necessary adjustments for future success. In Still Standing, Dr. James Merritt has provided to us the principles upon which to build our lives and the practices necessary to get us through the inevitable tough times coming to this generation. Read it today; reap tomorrow! Study it now; succeed for a lifetime!"
--Dr. James O. Davis, cofounder of Billion Soul, Orlando, Florida

"Life can be difficult, but there is always hope for a better future. James Merritt has written a great book that is both insightful and inspiring. It will lift your spirit and help you keep going!"
--Dan Reiland, executive pastor, 12Stone Church, and author of Amplified Leadership

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736943383
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,465,312
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Merritt (PhD) is a pastor, author, and host of the Touching Lives television program, seen nationwide and in 122 countries. Previously, he served as a two-term president of America's largest Christian denomination. As a national voice on faith and leadership, Merritt has been interviewed by outlets including Time, Fox News, and 60 Minutes. He resides with his family outside Atlanta, GA.
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Table of Contents

1 When Life Knocks You Down 7

2 When Life Is Physically Draining 21

Winning Strategy 1: Find Others to Stand with You

3 When Life Is Dragging You Down 35

Winning Strategy 2: Stand Aside and Take a Break

4 When Life Is Unfair 51

Winning Strategy 3: Remember That You Do Not Stand Alone

5 When Life Seems Impossible 69

Winning Strategy 4: Stand on the Truth of God's Word

6 When Life Tempts You to Sell Out 83

Winning Strategy 5: Make Sure You Stand Facing in the Right Direction

7 When Life Says "Run" 99

Winning Strategy 6: Remember that the Cost of Standing Is Less than the Price of Surrendering

8 When Life Seems to Be Against You 115

Winning Strategy 7: Stand Focused on the Task at Hand

9 When Life Is Insufferable 131

Winning Strategy 8: Stand Under the Shadow of God's Strength

Afterword: The Monday Morning Challenge to Remain Standing 147

Notes 153

Acknowledgments 157

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