Synopses & Reviews
Most of us live lives of “quiet desperation,” as Henry David Thoreau put it, except we’re no longer so quiet about it. When exactly did “all stress, all the time” replace the “green pastures and still waters"? And what can we do about it? We try to manage all the details thrown our way, but we lack a sense of calm and steadiness at the center. Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a post-balance world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.
Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our lives but also scores of practical Rx’s for recovering our balance. Having worked out his principles as a physician, author, and speaker, Dr. Swenson gives advice that is grounded in the daily realities we all experience. But his wisdom has been honed by the big-picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life and progress, the forces that relentlessly give us “more and more of everything faster and faster.”
Let Dr. Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance. Want to use the book in a group? See the free online discussion guide at www.navpress.com.
When exactly did "all stress, all the time" replace the "green pastures and still waters"? And what can we do about it?
In Seach of Balance by Richard A. Swenson, MD, author of the best-selling book Margin, helps us understand the dangers of living in a fast-paced world and gives us hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.
Dr. Swenson offers not only important organizing principles for making sense of our priorities but also scores of practical tips for finding rest and contentment in a world that emphasizes materialism and busyness. His advice is grounded in the daily realities we all experience, but his wisdom has been honed by the big-picture perspective of an exhaustive study of the stresses of modern life.
Let Dr. Swenson be your gentle guide for reaching a new stage of personal balance. Want to use the book in a group? See the free online discussion guide below.
The bestselling author of "Margin" helps readers to understand the dangers of living in a fast-paced world and gives them hope for recovering a foundational sense of equilibrium.
LIFECHANGE Bible studies allow the Bible to speak for itself. You'll see for yourself what it says?not what someone else thinks it says?and develop the skills and desire to dig even deeper into God's Word.
To a proud and prosperous church, the Apostle Paul writes a stern reminder: Take your eyes off impressive externals and practice purity, humility, and love. His practical instructions concerning factions, sexuality, spiritual gifts, and worship remain profoundly relevant for believers pursuing genuine spiritual maturity.
This Navigator Bible study of 1 Corinthians deals with doctrine, grace, joy, and love.
• Personal study between meetings
• 17 sessions
• Includes study aids and discussion questions
I CORINTHIANS. To a proud and prosperous church, the Apostle Paul writes a stern reminder: take your eyes off impressive externals, and practice purity, humility, and love. His practical instructions concerning factions, sexuality, spiritual gifts, and worship remain profoundly relevant for believers pursuing genuine spiritual maturity. LifeChange Series: Christians have a lifelong goal: to become like Christ. This involves change, and change isn’t always easy. But the more you know of God’s purposes for you, the more you can experience His joy and participate in His plan. The LifeChange Series of Bible studies on books of the Bible can help you grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. You’ll benefit in these important ways: 1) You’ll gain a firm understanding of the book-its historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning; 2) You’ll apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to needs and issues you are currently working through; and 3) You’ll acquire personal study skills and a thirst to return to the book on your own-so you can keep going deeper into its life-transforming truths
About the Author
Richard A. Swenson, MD, received his BS in physics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Denison University (1970) and his MD from the University of Illinois School of Medicine (1974). Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as associate clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin medical school system Department of Family Medicine, where he taught for fifteen years. He currently is a full-time futurist, physician-researcher, author, and educator. As a physician, his focus is “cultural medicine,” researching the intersection of health and culture. As a futurist, his emphasis is fourfold: the future of the world system, western culture, faith, and healthcare.
Dr. Swenson has traveled extensively (to fifty-five countries, living abroad for a total of three years), including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He is the author of seven books, including the best-selling Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives and The Overload Syndrome: Learning to Live within Your Limits, both award winning. His works have been translated into five languages and have been distributed to more than 150 countries. His latest book is In Search of Balance.
He has written and presented widely, both nationally and internationally, on the themes of margin, stress, overload, life balance, complexity, societal change, health care, and future trends. A representative listing of presentations include a wide variety of career, professional, educational, governmental, and management groups; most major church denominations and organizations; members of the United Nations, Congress, NASA, and the Pentagon. He was an invited guest participant for the 44th Annual National Security Seminar.
Dr. Swenson has given presentations to national medical conferences such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Association of Occupational Medicine, the American Society of Prospective Medicine, the general medical staff of the Mayo Clinic, as well as hundreds of other national, regional, state, and local medical settings. He also has researched extensively and written on the future of health care, helping to initiate a national multidisciplinary group examining the health-care crisis and exploring new paradigms. In 2002, he was awarded the National Leadership Award from the Central States Occupational Medical Association for his original work on margin and overload. In 2003, he was awarded Educator of the Year Award by Christian Medical and Dental Associations.
Dr. Swenson and his wife, Linda, live in Menomonie, Wisconsin. They two sons, Matthew and Adam, daughters-in-law Suzie and Maureen, and a granddaughter, Katja.