Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review and Give Away: Andy Stanley's Book - When Work and Family Collide

You may wonder why I would be reviewing a book that focuses on how to balance work and family.  I do not work outside the home and Bloodhound is not a workaholic.  

"When Work and Family Collide" offers advice on finding balance between work and home, whether you leave the house to work, or not.  When you stay at home and raise children, especially when you home school them, it is hard to find a balance between general house responsibilities, teacher, and being mom-the-nurterer.  Andy explains it this way.  There is always more to do and no day is ended with a completely finished to-do list.  So, in order to find balance you have to cheat somewhere.  The decision you are faced with is this, "Do you cheat home or do you cheat work?"  He details many of the possible outcomes of cheating home, and they are not pretty.  He is very aware that the average person cannot just quit working over time without consequences, so he offers practical advice on how to change the amount of hours you log at work.  I totally agree with his stance and this book reminded me of my true focus - being a mother to my children.

Andy Stanley is the author of many books and the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, in Atlanta.  He is married to Sandra and is the father of three children.  "When Work and Family Collide" is a concise quick read, and his theories are easily implemented.  The back of the book has discussion questions that make it a great small group study.

This is a wonderful book and I encourage you to enter the drawing to receive a free copy.  Come back and enter every day between now and April 1st.

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Edelweiss provided me with a free sample of this book to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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