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Overcoming Overload Audiocassette

By Steve Farrar (Author) & Mary Farrar (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.94" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.17"
Weight:   0.36 lbs.
Binding  Audio Cassette
Release Date   Apr 1, 2003
Publisher   Multnomah Books
ISBN  1590521390  
EAN  9781590521397  

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You're running on a treadmill, going faster and faster. It's push to fit everything in: family, career, friends, fitness, finances--at a pace that never quits. Add a sudden dose of the unexpected--the heavy things that demand an emotional response--and the stress can be overwhelming. Is there any relief in sight? Yes. Far from "time management" strategies, there's a spiritual solution to the chaotic experience of overload. Examine the beliefs that drive you to distraction, then see how to trade them for practices that restore your strength and vitality. Whatever weighs you down in spirit, you can offload the excess and avoid burnout--or come back from it if you're there. Read by Steve Farrar. .

360 Minutes On 4 Cassettes

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! STEVE FARRAR (California State, Western Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary) is the founder and chairman of Mens Leadership Ministries and a speaker for these and other conferences and events around the country, including Promise Keepers. Steve is the author of King Me, How to Ruin Your Life by Forty, Point Man, and God Built. The Farrars have three grown children and currently reside in suburban Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

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What happened to the topic from the title?  Feb 6, 2007
I listened to the unabridged audiocassette version of "Overcoming Overload." The book began with a stirring case against the American suburban plague of overload. At that point, I was tracking with the Farrars and excited for the rest of the book.

However, after presenting such a compelling vision against overload, the authors essentially abandoned that topic and spent the remainder of the book avoiding practical solutions to the problem that they so clearly explicated. Instead, they decided to write a book on the classic spiritual disciplines, utilizing different terms than normal (sustenance rather than Bible study, supplication rather than prayer) to fit their S-word alliteration.

Ultimately, as books on spiritual disciplines go, this one is solid. Richard Foster's "Celebration of Discipline" is more comprehensive, and John Ortberg's "The Life You've Always Wanted" is more engaging. But "Overcoming Overload" is perfectly fine as the Farrars lay out their prescription for the vibrant Christian life.

My frustration is that this information was not what I wanted when I bought this book. Throughout the entire book, excluding the introduction, the specific references to overcoming overload are few and far between. I suppose that the authors intentionally avoided a "how-to" approach to overcoming overload, but I still felt misled about what I had purchased. It's as if they decided that the best solution to anyone burdened by overload is to be a faithful, committed Christian. Though that is true, it's a very generic response for what would equally apply to any problem that a person might experience. I wanted more specific reference to the titled topic.

Other minor quibbles involve some theological perspectives that were communicated rather dogmatically, without sufficient support. For instance, Farrar is apparently a relatively committed Calvinist, but describes his theological positions without any detail. Again, if I had known that this was a more theologically-driven work, this would have made sense.

At the end of the day, the Farrars have written a helpful book. If it were titled, "How to Live a Good Christian Life" or "Disciplines for A True Disciple," it would have made sense. But they appeared to select a very useful title, get distracted by something more interesting, and essentially abandon the initial premise. That was frustrating for me. If you have appropriate expectations, I would expect that you will appreciate it.
Not what I thought it would be..but TOTALLY what I needed to hear!   Jan 13, 2007
WOW...this was easy and fun to read. It helped me to realign my life, so I could OVERCOME OVERLOAD! I am so glad I found this book, as I was reading it I just kept saying to everyone: " This is such an awesome book, one of the best I have ever read!" I hope it helps everyone as much as it has helped me! The principles are easy to grasp and clearly explained...what's better is they are biblical and back up by the Highest Source.
Great book with sound advice from the Bible  Jun 11, 2004
If you are just overwhelmed and tired of the way things are going in your life, read this book and you will find keys which brings you to peace that surpasses all understanding. Highly recommend to all who leads a very busy and frantic lifestyle. It will help you put your priorities straight.
Biblical advice for an epidemic in the Body of Christ  Feb 28, 2004
Steve Farrar is known for his books targeted to men. Writing with his wife, Mary, he addresses both men and women who do too much in this book. This small volume contains Biblical advice for combating the drive to do too much, and to cope when life's circumstances cause almost unbearable pressure. Farrar is one of the best writers in the Christian market - he communicates a warmth and sense of humor that make the material more understandable. Highly recommended.

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