I'm juggling as fast as I can and my balance is slipping!
It's on of today's most common challenges--almost all of your daily "busyness," you try to balance the important relationships and priorities in your life--your relationship with God, your personal relationships, and your career! At the end of the work-day, if you're still standing, you feel fortunate that you've just made it through--regardless of the cost to your relationships.
Though it may be hard to imagine now, it is possible to balance priorities--and Pat Gelsinger, author of Balancing your Family, Faith, and Work, is a leading expert on the topic. Pat has been on e of the fastest rising stars in the tech world--the youngest vice president and first CTO (Chief Technical Officer) of Intel. Pat not only successfully balances the priorities of the ever-changing world of technology, but also his precious relationship with the Lord and his family. Get ready to learn the time-tested keys that will turn your "busyness" into meaning.
|Publisher:||Cook, David C|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Mr. Pat Gelsinger is a Senior Vice President for Intel Corporation and is its first ever Chief Technology Officer. He has over 20 years expereince, 10 patents and numerous publications. As CTO he is responsible for setting the long-term research and technology directions for Intel. he frequently speaks at industry conferences through-out the world. In addition to his technology career, Pat speaks regularly on the subject of balancing priorities in many settings (including many for Campus Crusade for Christ). He also serves as an elder and regular Bible study instructor in his church. Pat has been married to his wife Linda for 20 years, and they have four children: Elizabeth, Josiah, Nathan, and Micah. They live in Beaverton, Oregon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was very disappointing. The author spends more time talking about himself than how to live a life of faith in the work place. It sounds as if he is very arrogant. It's funny how the biggest chapter of the book is his testimony, which is all about his achievements and how great he has become. I was very disappointed.
This is the best book I've seen regarding being a Christian worker and how to behave as a Christian in the marketplace. Other books I've read are written by clergy or 'professional Christians,' so they tend to be more 'theoretical.' Pat is the 'practicing' Christian. This is the first book I've seen from an extremely successful Christian in the workplace (and that's an understatement, as he may very well one day be CEO of Intel, see pg. 50). As he writes, work comes first, ministry second. This is something that pleases both man and God (pg. 117, 118, & Ephesians 6:5-8). Pat is a work of God, as that is what it takes to not be corrupted with worldly wealth (pg. 70 re: charity), as he is confronted with it. Pat is extremely successful, yet humble (see last sentence in his introduction and pg. 121). (His position at Intel has more power, responsibility, and stress than I think most people grasp.) Pat is extremely driven, but yet can still crack a joke (see breakfast agenda on pg. 79). (Anyone who knows Pat can tell you that to call him 'driven' is an understatement.) I think pg. 122 (we work for our Boss as if he were our Lord Jesus) should be expanded more; it's a crucial new area to develop and Christians need to hear it. Pg.112 talks about some important concepts in how to be a light at work, and pg. 116 is an interesting story of others reacting to the light. The Q&A section needs page numbers.. a nit... Overall: Awesome. I've read other books on this subject, some containing vast amounts of 'filler' and repetition. Not here... I highly recommend this book to Christians who need motivation, at work and in life. It's also great for other executives who are tired of worldliness, and are looking for the meaning of life...