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by Bruce B. Miller


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About Bruce B. Miller: I’m passionate about helping people grow, developing leaders, and empowering churches.

About Bruce B. My passion fuels me to write books intended to foster personal growth and provide fresh insights into how we can live more productive, joy-filled lives that make an eternal difference. God blessed me with an awesome wife, Tamara, and we have the joy of sharing life with five grown kids - and now the amazing experience of being grandparents!

Your Life in Rhythm book. Author Bruce Miller challenges the familiar keeping your life in balance paradigm in this thought-provoking book that advocates living in rhythm with the natural ebb and flow of your life.

Your Life in Rhythm book. According to Miller, when we try to balance our lives-giving equal time and energy to every aspect at the same time-we’re headed for disaster and burnout.

Your Life in Rhythm offers a realistic solution to our crazy, overly-busy, stressed lives. Miller exposes the myth of living a balanced life, and offers rhythmic living as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. Rhythmic living details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life. Miller exposes the myth of living a "balanced" life, and offers "rhythmic living" as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life.

Bruce B. Miller is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship This book will help you to realize your limit points, help you learn to look forward in life instead of to the past, and help restore harmony to your busy life. Miller is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship. He has degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught theology for four years. He did his doctoral work at the University of Texas at Dallas. This book will help you to realize your limit points, help you learn to look forward in life instead of to the past, and help restore harmony to your busy life. Miller encourages us, and helps us learn, to enjoy the different seasons of our lives. Don't let the unpredictability of life to cause undue stress, learn to be flexible and flow with the changes instead of fighting against them.

Setting you free from the impossible burden of trying to live a balanced life. Bruce B. Miller was live.

Your Church in Rhythm. 261 printed pages seasonal/cyclical approach to church life. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. A gentle new way for church leader’s to survive stress and burnout Bruce Miller debunks the idea of balance-basically trying to have it all, all the time. Most churches and their pastors try to do everything at once and feel guilty if any one aspect (worship, ministries, outreach, et. is neglected. He replaces the exhausting concept of balance with the idea of rhythm: churches, like people, need to give attention to different programs and ministries at different times, basically by attending to their seasons and cycles. seasonal/cyclical approach to church life. How do I upload a book?

Bruce MillerDecember 15, 2015Bruce's Books. Your Life in Rhythm offers a realistic solution to our crazy, overly-busy, stressed lives

Bruce MillerDecember 15, 2015Bruce's Books. Your Life in Rhythm offers a realistic solution to our crazy, overly-busy, stressed lives.

Bruce Miller, author of Your Life in Rhythm, offers rhythmic living as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. His rhythmic living concept details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life

Bruce Miller, author of Your Life in Rhythm, offers rhythmic living as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. His rhythmic living concept details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life. Join Bruce Miller and me on Tuesday, March 15, 10-11 . CT US. We will be discussing how to flow with life, and living in tune with the natural rhythms of nature to achieve increased fulfillment and inner peace.

Your Life in Rhythm offers a realistic solution to our crazy, overly-busy, stressed lives. Miller exposes the myth of living a “balanced” life, and offers “rhythmic living” as a new paradigm for relieving guilt and stress, while accomplishing more of what matters most in life. Rhythmic living details six practical strategies for living a more fulfilling life.Instead of managing time, Miller suggests that we flow with life, living in tune with the natural rhythms of nature. By applying the rhythm strategies, we can reduce stress, frustration, and guilt while increasing fulfillment and inner peace. The point is not to balance all of our responsibilities at one time, but to focus attention on what matters most at different times. Although this sounds easy enough, the six strategies he outlines are crucial to helping the reader to achieve this goal.Miller helps us to understand the stages and seasons of life we all experience over a lifetime. This new understanding, when applied, will solve time-management problems and help readers to let go of misplaced priorities and relieve their overbooked lifestyle. The rhythm solution, in short, brings freedom. In a nutshell: Helps readers think through their overbooked lifestyle. Presents a new way of thinking about life management. Helps readers to let go of misplaced priorities. Helps readers understand the seasons of life and adjust their expectations. Presents rhythm “solution process” for common time management issues.

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Celore
People from all social backgrounds, religious perspectives, and economic situations struggle to achieve the goal of a balanced life. Bruce Miller, a pastor in McKinney, Texas, believes that the attempt to live a balanced life is the problem. Miller proposes that if someone wants live with less stress, frustration, and discouragement, adopting rhythmic living is a better solution. Living in rhythm as opposed to balance provides more peace, fulfillment, and hope.

Miller's work proceeds through three movements: overview of rhythm living, kairos strategy, and chronos strategy. The author openly and honestly writes about his frustration in trying to live a balanced life and his own discovery of the rhythmic living approach. In his overview, Miller's argument is intuitively sensible (exampled by sports seasons, celebration, grief, life's seasons, and business cycles), and is practical and realistic because it is based on the notion that one's environment, the world, and even the universe move in rhythm. Miller identifies two ways of living in rhythm, which gives the structure to the rest of the book: kairos and chronos. Kairos is characterized by seasons and chronos by cycles. He explains the difference between the two in a variety of ways. For example, "Chronos cycles describe the temporal context of our environment on planet Earth, whereas kairos seasons describe patterns in the flow of our human lives" (p. 39).

In part 2 Miller begins a more detailed discussion of rhythmic living by identifying expressions of kairos time as personal seasons and life stages (p. 46). Personal seasons are characterized by grief, recovery, crisis, harvest, celebration, business, beginnings, and endings. To begin living rhythmically with a kairos strategy is to identify and study personal seasons of life, such as school age, teen years, adulthood, and empty-nester years. Miller explains, "Identify your current life stage so you can apply rhythm strategies to your present life, and then identify the next stage you will likely enter" (p. 63). The author formulates three strategies in making the most of kairos: releasing expectations, seizing opportunities, and anticipating what's next. In releasing expectations, Miller bravely deals with difficult areas of life, such as a miscarriage, divorce, and cancer, and readers will appreciate his openness in sharing stories about his own family. The author's second strategy is to seize opportunities by not overextending yourself, which helps to keep one from burnout. In this section Miller demonstrates the rhythm of stages of life, from one's own childhood through raising of children through the hope of seeing grandchildren pass through the same cycles. Third, the author wants his readers to anticipate their next life stage. Miller writes, "When you anticipate what's coming ahead, that expectation fuels the hope that gives you a better life." (107) His arguments are clear and well defended with biblical support.

The third section of Miller's work maintains that "Chronos rhythms are measured times, which happen in predictable patterns." (122) The author's foundational theme is based on the patterns seen in the cosmos, such as the earth's annual orbit of 365 days and the 24 hours of the earth's rotation. These provide evidence from creation that rhythmic living is preferred over balanced living. Miller believes that one's life should follow these patterns seen in creation. Particularly intriguing is his section on "Chronobiology," the study of "life's structure in time" (p. 128).

Miller encourages his readers to live in chronos rhythm by pacing themselves in life, building rituals, and oscillating between work and rest. Pacing oneself is ever important in the frantic pace of American life. Miller describes a common hectic busyness in family lives and provides practical and simple ways to establish new patterns that are less stressful. A second recommendation in chronos rhythm is to build rituals, which are important because they help build the community and family stability. The author shows that personal and family lives will be greatly enhanced through participation in long-term ritual patterns, such as birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries. The third aspect of developing chromos-rhythum living is to oscillate between work and family. Oscillation is encouraged when one realizes that "Life is not a marathon but a series of sprints and rests" (p. 173). At first glance this seems like balanced living, but instead Miller encourages his audience to find times to work with intensity and to counter that with times of rest, like a power nap or a summer vacation.

In this book Miller proposes that by living a life of rhythm as opposed to seeking to "balance" ones' life will be less stressful and frustrated and filled with more peace and fulfillment. Miller includes a number of real-life examples of living rhythmically, many from his own experiences. He also includes various charts, worksheets, and life exercises so that the reader can apply the books message. Your life in Rhythm makes a compelling case for living in rhythm and is recommended for anyone who recognizes the need to simplify and decrease the hectic pace of life.

Kevin Ewton with Glenn R. Kreider
Published in Bibliotheca Sarca, Ed. Roy Zuck, Vol. 168 Number 670, April-June 2011.
Kajishakar
Bruce confirmed what I started suspecting in my own life; balance is a myth, and it only creates more stress in my life when I am in resistance to this truth. Since life has ebbs and flows, embracing the seasons in my life is not only less stressful, but it helps me enjoy each season more. Bruce brings a very thoughtful approach to embracing the rhythms in life. Recommended.
Mananara
This book helped reshape my understanding of time in relationship to seasons of life. It is an excellent book that everyone will benefit from reading.
Andromajurus
Good book . A lot of information with a lot of explanation. New concept.
Gholbimand
I received the book promptly and in excellent condition. Although I am not too impressed with the book itself. That's not your fault.
Xarcondre
The subtitle of this book says:

"Less stress, more Peace
Less frustration, more Fulfillment
Less discouragement, more Hope"

and that's exactly what this book is about. It's about living in sync with our surroundings and world and making your life much less complicated and stressful. This book helps you understand that being able to manage life, your marriage, children, jobs, travel, etc is next thing to impossible. Learning to understand how God created the world to work and learning to work with it and not against it will help you get through the stress of everyday life.

While this book definitely is Christian in genre, everyone will benefit from what Miller talks about in his book. This isn't some new age mysticism, but scientific fact. In the book Miller states:

"We live in a large ecosystem that moves rhythmically in seasons, tides, currents and seasons. We can fight them or follow them.

When we try to live as if natural cycles did not exist, as if all time progressed in a uniform, linear fashion, we frustrate ourselves and increase our stress."

This book will help you to realize your limit points, help you learn to look forward in life instead of to the past, and help restore harmony to your busy life. Miller encourages us, and helps us learn, to enjoy the different seasons of our lives. Don't let the unpredictability of life to cause undue stress, learn to be flexible and flow with the changes instead of fighting against them.

This book is an important read for anyone who has stress in their life, regardless of the source, to help them learn to live a more balanced, healthy andharmonious life.
Maman
Author Bruce Miller challenges the familiar "keeping your life in balance" paradigm in this thought-provoking book that advocates living in rhythm with the natural ebb and flow of your life. According to Miller, when we try to balance our lives--giving equal time and energy to every aspect at the same time--we're headed for disaster and burnout.

You don't have to look hard to see how our lives naturally fall into rhythm patterns, everything from our daily and weekly routines, to the seasons of the year, to the stages of our lives. Recognizing the season we're in at any given time relieves the pressure of having to do and be everything at once. One obvious example is the work of a CPA. The weeks leading up to April 15 mean putting in long hours, even on weekends, but then things slack off for the rest of the year. During crunch time, you know better than to take on chairmanship of a church committee or plan a vacation. The parenting years are another example. We learn to adapt to our children's seasons of growth, enjoying each one with the full knowledge that it will come to an end and another phase will begin.

As Miller points out, we are created by God to live in rhythm. Once we let go of false expectations about keeping everything in balance, we're free to live fully in the current season of our life.

Highly recommended for anyone who desires to trade the impossible "balance" seesaw for a more workable and less stressful approach to living.
Your Life in Rhythm download epub
Christian Living
Author: Bruce B. Miller
ISBN: 1414319770
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Original edition (June 29, 2009)
Pages: 272 pages