Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control

Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control

by Julie Sparkman, Jennifer Phillips

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YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF HOW LIFE SHOULD GO. We all do. The dream job. Close friendships. Loving, grateful children. A perfect marriage. But more often than not, life doesn’t go according to plan. So we corral and control,determined to make our picture come true. Our emotional, spiritual, and even physical well being are taken for a crazy ride as our very sanity becomes dependent on how close reality matches our expectations. No wonder we’re exhausted. We’re hitched to the crazy train and we want to get off. But how?

“Come to Me,” Jesus says, “and I will give you rest.”

Join counselor and teacher Julie Sparkman as she explores Jesus’ gentle yet costly invitation to true rest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625915368
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Edition description: RELIGION / Christian Life / General
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 521,319
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Julie Sparkman brings fun and practical insights to serious topics such as applying the gospel to otherwise crazy everyday relationships. A full-time certified counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors, she is the cofounder and executive director of Restore Ministries, a counseling service for men, women, children/teens, and college students. She is the author of Unhitching from the Crazy Train, which is based on a small group curriculum by the same name. She calls the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area home, where she has been instrumental in creating and training pastoral care teams.

Jennifer Phillips is the gifted author of 30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents and the widely praised book, Bringing Lucy Home. She is an adoptive parent to a loving little girl she and her husband affectionately named Lucy. Actively involved in discipling women, she is also a volunteer at her children’s school. A psychology graduate of Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama), she served as executive director for the local Sav-A-Life, a national network of crisis pregnancy centers. She and her husband Brian served in Australia with University Impact, a franchise of Campus Outreach but now call Birmingham, Alabama home. For more information, visit her blog at jenniferphillipsblog.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Preface 15

Introduction: What This Book Is Not 21

Chapter 1 Are You Done Yet? 29

Chapter 2 If It Is to Be, It's Up to Me 47

Chapter 3 Leaving the Old Yoke Behind 61

Chapter 4 The Deadly Theology of Good Choices 79

Chapter 5 Incompetent and Unashamed 95

Chapter 6 Hearing Jesus above the Roar of the Train 109

Chapter 7 Aligning Your Thinking with Your Theology 127

Chapter 8 Resting in Your Treasure 147

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