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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Unhitching from the Crazy Train provides the humorous inspiration, psychological insights, and biblical truths you need to find rest in a world you can’t control. Revealing that most of the craziness of life stems from unrealistic expectations, counselor and author Julie Sparkman offers practical insight for how to let go of unintentional efforts to corral and control people and circumstances. Replace unrealistic expectations with God’s bigger picture, and experience a deep, soulful rest.

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ISBN-13: 9781625915368
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2018
Edition description: RELIGION / Christian Life / General
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 632,705
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 serve in Australia with University Impact, a franchise of Campus Outreach but now still 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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