GET OFF YOUR DONKEY!: HELP SOMEBODY AND HELP YOURSELF
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Title: Get Off Your Donkey!: Help Somebody And Help…
Publisher: Baker Books
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Synopsis:Jesus had little patience with institutional religion that cared for its own needs while neglecting the plight of ordinary people. In one of his most famous parables, he sets up as a model of Christian behavior a man who, unlike some religious folks, actually gets down off his donkey and helps a person in dire need.
With energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls believers to dismount, get down and dirty, and live a life that makes a difference. He shows readers how to recalibrate their spiritual efforts to move from church-centric service to greater community engagement in order to do their essential part in creating a world worth living in. McNeal also shows readers that helping others actually helps the one doing the service just as much as the one being served. In fact, serving is the very best way to learn about yourself and grow spiritually.
Anyone who longs to have the impact on the world that Jesus did will love this provocative and inspirational message.
From the Back Cover: You’ve been sitting on your donkey long enough!
In one of his most famous parables, Jesus points us to a man who gets down off his donkey and helps someone in dire need. Now, with energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls you to dismount, get messy, and live a life that makes a real difference. He reveals two mutually reinforcing truths: First, helping others is often the best path for our own personal development. And second, as you become more the person you were designed to be, you increase your capacity to serve others. It all starts with a decision to get off your donkey–today!
“A challenge for all Christians to lead their lives like Jesus–to love and serve others. What a fabulous message! What a wonderful book!”–Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus
“In this inspiring book, we have biblically based courses of action and illustrations that are invaluable for those who want to live out Jesus’s imperative to love our neighbors as ourselves.”–Tony Campolo, emeritus professor of sociology, Eastern University
“Reggie’s new book vacillates from very good to fabulously good. In fact, this book is so good I don’t want to talk about it here. Read it, and then we’ll talk.”–Leonard Sweet, bestselling author; professor, Drew University and George Fox University; chief contributor to www.sermons.com
“If you’ve ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life, Reggie McNeal has written a book that will show you exactly how and where to get started.”–Larry Osborne, author and pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, California
“McNeal brilliantly examines one of the elements central to well-being: well-doing. His book will change how you think about the role of religion and spirituality in leading a thriving (and well-doing) life.”–James K. Harter, chief scientist, The Gallup Organization; New York Times bestselling author
“For everyone who wants to make a difference . . . this is a must-read.”–Eric Cooper, president and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank
Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people enjoy more intentional lives. He is a bestselling author, teacher, and popular speaker for groups engaged in community service, including the US Military, businesses such as The Gallup Organization, and faith-based groups and other not-for-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army.
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