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eBook Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers ePub

by Fil Anderson

  • ISBN: 157856834X
  • Category: Personal Transformation
  • Subcategory: Self-Help
  • Author: Fil Anderson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (February 17, 2004)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1325 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1446 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 371

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Running On Empty is more than a book title; it has become a way of life

Running On Empty is more than a book title; it has become a way of life. But there is another, much better way. Fil Anderson points us to it with grace, thoughtfulness, and style. Read him and be filled again. John Ortberg, author of Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them. Fil Anderson invites you to discover the difference between believing that God is love and experiencing the love of God. As the author makes clear, it’s the difference in life and death for your soul. Craig Barnes, author of When God Interrupts. Running on Empty is an oasis for those who allow a life of busyness to drive us toward emptiness.

Fil Anderson had accomplished more 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 more

Fil Anderson had accomplished more 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 more. He had fallen for the soul-killing lie that doing more for God would give his life meaning. Then the godly admonition of a spiritual director set this burned-out believer on a life-saving spiritual path. This powerful story of a reawakened soul can be the story of every person who has pursued spiritual productivity over intimacy with God and come up empty.

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Running on Empty : Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers. Running on Empty was such a powerful read that I bought additional copies for my co-workers who have been convinced that DOING is more important than BEING. More than a spiritual filling station - Michael J Witka. com User, November 10, 2005. I read this book some time ago for the first time. I have since read it over ten times. Fil can resonate with the simplest ideas. I was so impressed that I flew Fil out to speak to our staff of 55 employees for a two day retreat.

Fil Anderson is a name Lighthouse Trails has been acquainted with for several years because of his book Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers and his involvement with organizations such as Youth Specialties and Young Life (Anderson had been in Young Life.

Fil Anderson is a name Lighthouse Trails has been acquainted with for several years because of his book Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers and his involvement with organizations such as Youth Specialties and Young Life (Anderson had been in Young Life leadership for many years and is still involved with the organization). Anderson also speaks with Richard Foster’s organization, Renovare. To say Anderson’s book is contemplative would be an understatement.

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Fil Anderson is Executive Director of Journey Resources, based here in Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s a frequent speaker at conferences, offers individual spiritual direction, and directs retreats and workshops around the country. I’m happy to include Fil in the running list of artists who influence. You can check out Fil’s books Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers and also Breaking the Rules: Trading Performance for Intimacy with God. by Emily P. Freeman. What you don’t see can hurt you: by Tim Riddle & Fil Anderson.

Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers. Fil Anderson had accomplished more for God than most of his contemporaries, but his worn-out body housed an empty soul.

It's not a journey away from the world, but toward a satisfying and authentic life of faith in the world

It's not a journey away from the world, but toward a satisfying and authentic life of faith in the world.

Learn to live with God instead of for God.Sometimes the only way to get a new life is by running your old one completely into the ground. Fil Anderson had accomplished more 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 more. He had fallen for the soul-killing lie that doing more for God would give his life meaning. Then the godly admonition of a spiritual director set this burned-out believer on a life-saving spiritual path. This powerful story of a reawakened soul can be the story of every person who has pursued spiritual productivity over intimacy with God and come up 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 the 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 unharried, I pray that this book will minister to your heart in the profound way that it has blessed mine.” —Brennan Manning

Comments

Shou Shou
I read this book some time ago for the first time. I have since read it over ten times. Fil can resonate with the simplest ideas. I was so impressed that I flew Fil out to speak to our staff of 55 employees for a two day retreat. His masterful storytelling and practical ideas just keep filling you over and over.

I recognized the path of destruction he writes about with many in the work of ministry, but it also applies to those in business and families.

The second half of the book with the path of recovery gives hope to all of us who have had the American work ethic shoved down our throats for so many years. There are practical life applicatons. There are the tried and true and many new ways too.

Read it and study it, the book is a life changing opportunity.

It should be in every personal library.
SadLendy SadLendy
First heard Fil speak at or YL Greater New York leadership weekend. He was seriously so great, and led us on an inward spiritual journey. But one of the greatest and simplest things me and my friends took from that weekend was the need to be quiet before the Lord, and just listen. Almost a year later, and it's still hard to do, but has had such an impact on my relationship with the Lord.
The Lord constantly uses people in my life to give me wisdom and discernment in challenging areas of my life. This book is like one of those conversations. Suggesting it to a lot of my friends.
Awene Awene
A very thoughtful and humble book. A real challenge to those driven to please others and for success. Rest in Christ’s love!
Nuadora Nuadora
As one of those chronic overachievers Fil Anderson is writing to, I can't wait to read this book again and dig deep at the challenge it presents.

"Running on Empty" is boldly honest in describing the author's struggles, and gently encouraging in talking about the lessons he's learned about the importance of silence, the open-armed experiences God offers us through prayer and the joy of transformation. And his belief that God doesn't need our help is thought provoking. I don't necessarily agree with everything Fil says, but the soul-truth of his experience and wisdom resonate through the book.

If you enjoy being challenged to go deeper in your experience with God, Fil Anderson's "Running on Empty" is worth reading.
Peg Robarchek
Authis Authis
Recommended by a good friend and found it to be one of the reads in a long time.
Yahm Yahm
The 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.
Sorryyy Sorryyy
Life can be draining. I am still reading this book, but I know I can apply what I am learning.
Anderson provides an easy-to-read book here, giving anyone who has an overloaded, exhausting schedule sympathy and understanding. He describes the problems of emotional exhaustion very well, whetting the appetite of the reader for answers. Sadly, in the second half of the book on recovery he doesn't provide them well. He describes solitude, prayer, the Bible, spiritual direction, sorrow and joy as traits a person should have to recover from and to avoid emotional exhaustion, but doesn't relate them to one another. He also shows the reader where he needs to be, but does very little to help him get there.

I've read much better books on emotional/spiritual exhaustion. Unless you are a fan of the author, I'd encourage you to pass on this one. The title is catchy, but it is all downhill from there.