When trouble strikes, Christians turn to their pastors for help. But when you feel overwhelmed, where can you turn? Drawing from biblical, theological, and sociological sources as well as personal experience, Jones warns leaders and caregivers to stop "overdosing on overcommitment" and offers creative, practical strategies for integrating self-care into the natural ebb and flow of vocational life. 131 pages, softcover from Judson.
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This title was recommended to me by a friend, and am glad as a pastor I read it. The author is right on target with his remarks aimed at over-worked ministers who struggle with finding energy to meet all the demands placed upon them. Jones is emphatic about clergy needing to have intentional, regular periods of rest and renewal. Drawing heavily upon the analogy of Jesus sleeping in the back of the boat during a storm, he insists that as disciples of Jesus we too need to find our way often to the back of the "boat."This book is a great investment -- it's well worth the money and time spent!