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Ordering Your Private World Audiobook

Ordering Your Private World

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Publisher's Summary

"I'm so disorganized!" "I can't get my act together!" "My inner life is a mess!"

How many times have you heard (or even said) those words? Our culture produces so many books to help us organize our work, our schedules, our studies, our careers, that we may be tempted to think it is possible to order our inner world by establishing control in the outer world of activity.

Gordon MacDonald believes otherwise. In a "memo to the disorganized", he says, "If my private world is in order, it will be because I am convinced that the inner world of the spiritual must govern the outer world of activity." He breaks down this private world into five sectors: motivation, use of time, wisdom and knowledge, spiritual strength, and restoration, and offers both inspiration and practical steps toward order. These are gleaned from years of Bible study and reading about the lives and writings of Christians throughout the history of the church, and tested in his own experience. Here is a very personal treatment of a very personal problem: how to order your private world.

Please note: The original source for this digital production was audiocassette tape, which is the best available source audio from the publisher. The audio quality reproduces the analog format.

©1984, 1985 by Gordon MacDonald; (P) Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    Mark Phoenix, AZ, USA 11-28-09
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    "Excellent"

    Make sure you understand the basis for this book. It's not about getting your stuff organized. It's about restoring order to YOU from a spiritual perspective. Good stuff and helps you focus on what is truly important: God, faith, family, others, and how to align what you do with your core values. Very enjoyable and insightful.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey M Hall 06-28-16
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    "Where is the updated audible version?"

    The book has been "updated for the 21st century" and the audible version needs to include these updates. This version is too outdated and missing some great content.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Armor Bearer for Christ 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Read the book!"

    One of the principles highlighted in the book centered around time management including time to read. Better emphasis will be placed on the content with the physical book in hand. This Audible book did well to set the stage and leave you wondering what more can I glean from reading the text. The narrator hear needed more energy .

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    Jessica 10-17-16
    Jessica 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    A timeless message in a time conscious world. God's ways are never outdated and always on time!

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    Kirk H 10-13-16
    Kirk H 10-13-16
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    "Very Abridged! Contains less than 50% of the book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is an excellent book, but the abridged audio missed too much content from the original author's work.


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    This audiobook was disappointing. This recording of the audiobook contains only 5 chapters (my 2007 edition of the paperback book has 14 chapters). It has me wondering how much of the core content I missed. I can't recommend this purchase.

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    Jon 08-28-16
    Jon 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "God love"

    It gives a wonderful example of living God's way for us. Filled with discerning love.

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    M. Speight 08-11-15
    M. Speight 08-11-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A MUST READ!"

    This is a must read for anyone desiring to overcome overwhelm in their life. it goes beyond time management and teaches life management. Absolutely transforming!

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    Trent 07-21-15
    Trent 07-21-15
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    "Great book for busy leaders!"

    The examples are a little dated. But the truth will never age. It's a short book but very impactful.

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    Dan Moffit 08-08-16
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    "outdated and vague"

    out dated vague full of bad connotations, one sided opinions that lead to narrow formulas which may only work for a small part of the population

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