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Thousands of people leave Christian ministry every month. They have not lost their love for Christ or their desire to serve him. But for one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.

Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times and has pastored many younger ministers who have reached the ends of their tethers.

His wisdom has been distilled into this short, accessible audiobook, in which he reveals a neglected biblical truth and seven keys that flow from it. Understood properly, and built into our lives as Christians who are zealous to serve the Lord, they will serve to protect us from burnout and keep us working for God's kingdom and glory.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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Timely and life changing

Excellent content, honest and open about widespread burn out. Restarted upon completion despite the tense narration. Re-recording with a different narrator would be ideal.

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Unfortunate narration

The content of this book is really helpful but the narration is hugely distracting because it’s tone is stressful, taut, directive... I recommend reading rather than listening to this book.

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  • d.eley
  • 05-11-2019

Zeal without Burnout

Zeal without burnout should be a required read for Christian leaders. With the demands of ministry, family, the pressure to perform, and life overall this book helps to put things into prospective. It gives practical steps to avoid burnout as well as practical steps if burnout has occurred. I read this book in one setting.

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  • Brokenmama
  • 21-12-2018

Self care for the Christian volunteer

A good book to read for anyone working & volunteering within the church in any capacity.

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  • Jstickman
  • 04-04-2018

Thought provoking

some good ideas here and narrated well. I was engaged throughout the entirety of this book.

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  • Good Shopper
  • 28-03-2018

Well distilled advice for clergy or business professional

Christopher humbly presents well-distilled, Christ focused advice for those striving tirelessly to “do with all their might” what God has called them to. It is all too easy to lose balance and expend more than our earthbound frames can take. Chris’s advice on recognizing the difference between sacrifice and self-harm is excellent as are some ideas to find remedy per advice in Psalm 127:2 and other truths. As a business director myself, this work is excellent for godly CTOs, CEOs, and Pastors alike and possible to listen at 2X within 90 minutes ;-)

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  • Topher
  • 15-12-2016

good practical advice

this book was a good companion to "crazy busy" by Kevin Deyoung. crazy busy focused more on Biblical principles, while zeal without burnout gave good practical advice, along with warning signs that you are beginning to burn out.

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  • Katharine Walton
  • 08-02-2020

Listened in one go

I listened to this in one go while doing various chores and food prep. I definitely need to listen again and probably buy the book to underline key parts. I will be recommending to friends in ministry or married to those in ministry.

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  • Anna
  • 03-08-2019

Practical and down to earth

A really helpful, honest, clear book on the subject of burnout. As someone who has suffered from burnout myself, I thought this was encouraging and a good introduction. Although as a short book it scratched the surface, I think that's what it was intending to do.

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  • Jacques
  • 04-09-2017

Very helpful for any follower of Jesus Christ

if you are struggling with the demands of Christian work, in whatever form that might take place for you...then you should read this.

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