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Cure for the Common Life

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Description

"Sweet Spot."

Ever swung a baseball bat or paddled a Ping-Pong ball? If so, you know the oh-so-nice feel of the sweet spot. Life in the sweet spot rolls like the downhill side of a downwind bike ride. But you don't have to swing a bat or a club to know this. What engineers give sports equipment, God gave you. A zone, a region, a life precinct in which you were made to dwell. He tailored the curves of your life to fit an empty space in his jigsaw puzzle. And life makes sweet sense when you find your spot.

But if you're like 70 percent of working adults, you haven't found it. You don't find meaning in your work, or you don't believe your talents are used. What can you do? You're suffering from the common life, and you desperately need a cure.

Best-selling author Max Lucado has found it. In Cure for the Common Life, he offers practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 10, 2005 – Bestselling author Lucado (Come Thirsty) dedicates his latest book to helping readers discover their "sweet spot" the job or life calling they were created for. He guides readers on their search to find the unique abilities God may have built into them. First step: "read your life backward" to see where you've been successful and what you've loved in the past. Readers are directed to find their personal "S.T.O.R.Y." strengths, topic, optimal conditions, relationships and "Yes!" moments. This acronym originates with People Management Inc., whose theories helped Lucado find his own strengths and form much of the foundation for this book. For Lucado, discovering one's life purpose is really about honoring the God who gave the unique abilities in the first place, so he instructs readers not to make decisions based on greed. Instead, he exhorts them to "make a big deal out of God" rather than worrying about their own reputation and to trust God to use their "small beginnings" in his overall purpose. The book contains a "Sweet Spot Discovery Guide" with detailed exercises from People Management to help readers uncover their own personal "S.T.O.R.Y." though some will want further guidance. As always, evangelical readers will appreciate that Lucado is easy to read while still substantive and orthodox, and many struggling to find the work that's right for them will find this book very helpful.

Customer Reviews

Ridiculous

WAY too many questions and work to do in the back of the book. That section needs to be made more concise and helpful. It's so random and all over the place. It doesn't lead you AT ALL to a "purpose driven life". It's simply a lengthy bible study to teach you that having a relationship with God will benefit you. Duh. I think if you are reading Max Lucado you pretty much already know that. If you are looking for true help in moving your life forward with purpose at a much deeper level this is not it. You're probably going to church anyway so save yourself the extra reading.

Cure for the Common Life
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: May 02, 2011
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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