In this insightful unpacking of Philippians 4:8, pastor Jamie Rasmussen shows readers how to focus their thoughts and attention on the things in life that God has declared will make a meaningful impact on both a person's outlook and experience. It's the kind of thinking that has the power to change us, pointing us away from self-pity, anger, and resentment and toward contentment and personal peace, which helps us get the most out of life.
Anyone who yearns to live a life characterized by joy no matter what the circumstance will benefit from this thoughtful, practical, and inspiring book.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Jamie Rasmussen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the senior pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church, which is regularly listed on Outreach magazine's Top 100 list in both size and speed of growth for the past ten years. He has been an ordained pastor for more than 25 years and has served growing churches in Detroit, Michigan; London, Ontario (Canada); and Cleveland, Ohio. He lives in Arizona.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Larry Crabb 13
1 The Power of a Biblical "Whatever" 25
Eight Ways of Thinking That Will Help You Get the Most Out of Life
2 Two Ways of Seeing 35
Merging Personal Truth with Transcendent Truth "Whatever is true …"
3 Calm, Cool, Collected 53
Embracing Wisdom in a World Gone Mad "Whatever is honorable …"
4 Thoughts That Heal 71
Standing for True Justice "Whatever is just …"
5 The Myth of Individual Holiness 87
A Relational Approach to Purity "Whatever is pure …"
6 Christian Hedonists 103
Why You Should Pursue Pleasure "Whatever is lovely …"
7 Your Life on a Billboard 121
Where Who You Are Meets What Others See "Whatever is commendable …"
8 A New Kind of Awesome 137
Linking Excellence to the Things That Matter "If there is any excellence …"
9 Your Ace in the Hole 151
The Twin Tunnels of Praise "If there is anything worthy of praise …"
10 A Peace-Driven Life 167
Getting the Most Out of Your Thinking "Think about these things … and the God of peace will be with you."