"All the World's a Stage"—What Part Will You Play?
You know what drama is...in your circle of friends, your workplace, your extended family, and in the unexpected circumstances of life. But has it gotten to be too much? Truth is, we've all been both actor and audience when it comes to life's dramas. But here's another truth: You don't have to let it sweep you away. Discover a biblical script for a more peaceful life as you learn how to...
- dial down the drama in your own life
- respond appropriately to situations that would otherwise escalate
- incorporate "scene changes" to eliminate inevitable drama
- view high-maintenance individuals through the eyes of Christ
- become an anchor in the storms that swirl around you
The world may be a stage—but you can find freedom from the drama.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning writer and national speaker. She is the author of When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold) and 10 Secrets to Becoming a Worry-Free Mom. As a Bible teacher, her passion is to help women strengthen their walk with God and their relationships (www.StrengthForTheSoul.com).
Table of Contents
Can We Really Be Drama Free? 11
Act I Setting the Scene
1 All the World's a Stage-Recognizing We Already Have an Audience 23
2 Accepting Your Script-Surrendering to God's Greater Story 41
3 Redefining Your Role-Becoming the Woman God Designed You to Be 59
4 Casting the Players-Surrounding Yourself with Strong Women 79
Act II Changing the Scene
5 Scene Change-No Longer Overreacting: Developing Strategies for the Unexpected 97
6 Scene Change-No Longer Overwhelmed: Finding Your Center 113
7 Scene Change-No Longer Overextended: Allowing Yourself an Intermission 129
8 Scene Change-No Longer Self-Absorbed: Becoming Sensitive to the Plight of Others 145
Act III Improving the Scene
9 Closing the Curtain-Putting an End to Drama 167
10 A New Opening Act-Maintaining a Drama-Free Life 183
Cast Bios-Drama Queens in the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them 197
Backstage Pass-Exclusive Resources for the Drama-Free Woman 205
Daily Checklist to Being Drama Free 207
10 Statements to Verbally Diffuse Drama in the Moment 209
15 Ways to Dial Down the Drama in Your Life 211
Study Questions for Individuals or Small Groups 213
An Invitation to Write 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was so eye opening to me. I've never considered myself 'dramatic' but in the midst of reading this book, I did find myself overwhelmed by emotions due to the transitional season of life. I was going through a time in life when my emotions were all over the place. The two points that hit me the most where that, in my dramatics, I was making everything about me, instead of letting the Lord be the star - center stage, and that i was focused on my lack of human strength instead of gleaning on to the unending strength of the One that is the giver of strength. I always appreciate Cindi's vast scripture references. She's not just telling us her personal stories and 'how she did it', but she points us back to the Lord and His word and what He would want from us. Another great and encouraging read from Cindi! Truly a fan :)
This book is a must read for any woman, or man, for that matter. I love how Cindi McMenamin gets to the point, right away, by reminding the reader that everyone has drama, and that it is either brought on by life or by how we react to situations. I appreciate the personal stories and scriptural truths that are read throughout the pages. The points and focuses, at the end of each chapter, are wonderful ways to help put into action everything that is being taught. Great book!
Tired of all the drama in your life? Do you desire peace? This is a great book to read. Drama Free, Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You by Cindi McMenamin was a book I didn't want to put down. In it she shares real life stories of women who have faced drama in their lives. Cindi gives wonderful biblical truth packed with scripture and helpful resources on how to learn to diffuse drama that we all face in life. I was captivated by this book from the very beginning and came away with great insights that I can apply to my everyday life.