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Overcoming Overload

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
There is no more room in our lives. Yet every new day brings more commitments demanding to be squeezed in. Overcoming Overload helps frenzied men and women weed out wrong ideas about life and rediscover God’s essential principles of balanced living, including:

• You Need a Sabbath

• You Need Sustenance

• You Need to Simplify

• You Need a Sanctuary

This biblical way of life
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 3rd 2004 by Multnomah (first published March 27th 2003)
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May 29, 2013 Nikki rated it it was amazing
One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. The last two chapters were especially meaningful. Steve Farrar is an excellent teacher and author - if you feel you need some peace and rest in your busy life, you will definitely want to read this book. It brings everything into perspective, and helps you to prioritize.

Excerpt from Chapter 8:
"God enables us to go through suffering for a purpose.
This is the hope for the believer. Sometimes He wants to teach us about ourselves. Sometimes He wan
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Sep 18, 2012 Robert Michael rated it it was amazing
I needed this book. It has equal doses of wisdom, humor, and encouragement. They tell the plain truth about how we replace God in our lives and how that leads to overload. Best, though, is they tell how to overcome it with practical steps.

The chapter on the "Two Feet of Bark" was my favorite, and the chapter "You Need A Sanctuary" was a chapter to which I could really relate. I even taught a Sunday Evening Bible class on it back in April. Steve and Mary's simple and Godly message told with confi
Jan 08, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
If life seems to be going by so quickly that you can't seem to keep pace, then this book might be the thing for you. This book gave me a much healhier perspective to life by helping me recognize three big lies that had guided my life decisions in a negative way:

Lie Number One: "You can have it all."
Lie Number Two: "You can do it all."
Lie Number Three: "You deserve it all."

As great as these three statements are, the reality is that they are not true and living life as though they were puts a pers
Sep 01, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a long time to get around to reading this guessed it, I'm in overload. I thought it might be another book about how to purge your stuff, but it talks about your inner life and how to recognize what is important. I have several take-aways to work on.
Jun 20, 2012 Kelli rated it liked it
Small group book. I liked some things and thought other things were fairly mundane. I do think that I took away some things that can help when I feel overwhelmed.
Dec 30, 2009 Seth rated it it was amazing
Another GREAT book by Steve Farrar. For the ladies, his wife wrote a book called "Choices" that is a great companion.
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Aug 03, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing
We recently did this book in our ladies group. It is excellent. The chapters on sanctuary and the Sabbath are the best.
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Dec 01, 2013 Noah W rated it it was amazing
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Addresses the importance of the Sabbath, resting, and making sure that you have a good reason for being busy.
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Steve Farrar is the founder of Men’s Leadership Ministries. He holds a Master’s degree from Western Seminary, and an earned doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve is the author of the best-selling book, Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family, God Built, Battle Ready, and True Courage. Steve Farrar resides in Texas with his family.
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“What are we saying to our children when we forsake church week after week so they can play soccer, baseball, or football? Why would we forsake worship of the living God to embrace kicking a ball? Why not forsake soccer to let our children know who and what is most important in our lives? There is nothing wrong with sports. But when sport is valued over the worship of God, something is seriously wrong. All that we have comes from His hand. He deserves” 0 likes
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