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Ordering Your Private World

Narrated by: Maurice England
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

We have schedule planners, computerized calendars, and self-stick notes to help us organize our business and social lives everyday. But what about organizing the other side of our lives - the spiritual side?

One of the great battlegrounds of the new century is within the private world of the individual. The values of our Western culture incline us to believe that the busy, publicly active person in ministry is also the most spiritual.

Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in a lot of good people on the verge of collapse.

In this timely update of his classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.

“With much enthusiasm I recommend this book to all of you who, like me, need order in your private world.” (Charles Swindoll, chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary)

©2007 Gordon MacDonald (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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"With much enthusiasm I recommend this book to all of you who, like me, need order in your private world." (Charles Swindoll, chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary)
"This book was the primary instrument that God used to motivate me to integrate spiritual disciplines into my daily walk with Christ...I shudder to think where I'd be today had I not read it." (Bill Hybels, senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church)

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  • Laura
  • 05-05-18

Life changing.

I really enjoyed this book. Me suggestions on organizing my private life and having time for what is really important are invaluable.

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  • Di Leedle
  • 06-11-19

Ok

Good beginning, love the story telling connections. Second half of book turns too much like a sermon, preachy.

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  • Rich Thornton
  • 30-08-19

Getting into my head, my body, and spirit

Years ago I had read the first edition of this book. Now MacDonald comes back older and even wiser. I appreciate the importance of what he writes about caring for and nurturing our private world. We need to make sure that life doesn't drain us and take our energy from what we were created to be and do.

The reader is very good also. I appreciate the nuanced reading which helped me draw so much from the book itself.

I definitely recommend this to those who need to be reminded of both order and of private worlds. This includes me for sure.

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  • C. Bridges
  • 26-06-19

The perfect message in our world

I really needed this message to slow down and seek the face of God. I'm inspired to set aside time to rest

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  • D Nuke'm
  • 12-04-19

It's pretty good....

Some excellent nuggets here and there! The content otherwise is good but average in my opinion.
The narrator was hard for me to listen to. I frankly struggle to listen to the end. Get a different narrator!!!

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  • stal
  • 23-01-18

A good and necessary read.

There were certain chapters that had to be read and re-read because they were so convicting and thought provoking. I will need to read this book again.