[Pdf Download] Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers

A very good book to read at this time of Pandemic slowdown This book really hit home for me and was one of the best most helpful books I have ever read Due to the debilitating effect of seizures on how I did in school along with the emotional and verbal abuse of my father I had developed a sense of drivenness Long after the seizures ended and I could finally succeed and earn a master s degree and get the career I had always wanted I had become an overachiever desperate to do better This book helped me realize that I didn t have to learn how to say the perfect prayer do the perfect thing for God to start loving me or be a perfect person instead I learned that God wanted me just as I was flaws and all There is nothing I can do to make Him love me any less or any God loves me no matter what my degrees are or how I ve raised my kids or how I ve served Him This was an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone This book is amazing Had a huge impact and I d recommend for anyone in ministry and specifically young life I read this book for a group study I was so impressed with the author s nsparing vulnerability about reaching the end of his rope in ministry because his life was full of busyness for God instead of intimacy with of his rope in ministry because his life was full of busyness for God instead of intimacy with What s is that Fil s book doesn t just show problems and soluti. Learn to live with God instead of for GodSometimes the only way to get a new life is by running your old one completely into the ground Fil Anderson had accomplished for God than most of his contemporaries but his worn out body housed an empty soul His frenetic pace of ministry had earned him just one thing greater pressure to do even He had fallen for the soul killing lie that doing for God would give his life meaning Then the godly admonitio. .
Ons it s a story that invokes a hunger FOR GOD HIS HEART THE THOUGHTFUL WRITING PROMPTS God for His heart The thoughtful writing prompts the end of each chapter are I found them very helpful for going deeper in my own life This is a very personal look at contemplative Christianity Anderson often Leaders Eat Last uses his own experiences or stories from close friends to illustrate the need to find a secure identity in Christ that allowss to simply rest and abide before Him There are many strong features to this book First it is written in a true spirit of humility Also there are also many practical guidelines established to give s markers for escaping the frenetic culture in which we live in order that we may enter into enter that realm of Christ centered livingThe advice on spiritual directors was particularly helpful for me and I also especially enjoyed the closing chapter on joy The entire feel of the book is to relish God and to see our accusations of frivolous behavior as often being some humanly contrive reluctance against playful interaction with God and His wonderful natureI recommend this book to anyone seeking a spiritual rhythm that fosters deeper intimacy with Christ Its language is very accessible and it is filled with interestedinspiring anecdotes This was an incredibly timely book for me I read it at the peak of personal burnout It was like. N of a spiritual director set this burned out believer on a life saving spiritual path N of a spiritual director set this burned out believer on a life saving spiritual path powerful story of a reawakened soul can be the story of every person who has pursued spiritual productivity over intimacy with God and come p empty It’s the story of reclaiming your soul and finding a home in the center of God’s relentless love It’s the journey from self importance to God importance The solution is not greater achievements for th. .

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Running on Empty Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers


Looking into a mirror at the time I liked it the same way that I barely still liked myself but I didn t REALLY like either the book or myself An excellent book This was a straightforward read and a most relatable one Anderson shares his experience of what many of The New Competition us have experienced ourselves in our everyday lives especially in ministry It s easy to get caughtp in the busyness of life and feel drained Many of s won t admit that we are almost caput and just going t admit that we are almost caput and just going the motions but will keep going like everything is okay I commend Anderson for his transparency and honesty concerning his experience This book will help so many people as it has helped me Good read for Type A sThe role of a spiritual leader is one of the most emotional draining occupations imaginable yet totally gratifying Fail Anderson walks you through the various avenues to regain energy power from God It s a little boring I think it s one of those books that will be seful when you can truly relate It s for people who are constantly busy to the MAX He talks about how his addiction to busyness actually led to admitting himself into a psychiatric hospital I like how each chapter has a distinct focus prayer joy spiritual direction etc which will help it serve as of a reference book in times of need Stop drop and listen I loved it. E kingdom of God It’s time to stop living for God and start living with God In this candid and achingly authentic book Fil Anderson shares the healing insights that restored his spiritual compass and guided him back to God the God who specializes in filling empty souls “To the harried and the nharried I pray that this book will minister to your heart in the profound way that it has blessed mine” Brennan Manning From the Hardcover editi. ,