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Product Info
TITLE: The Myth of Balance: Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work, and Life
AUTHOR: Frank Bealer
PUBLISHER: Orange, a division of The reThink Group, Inc.
DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 20, 2017
RETAIL PRICE: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-63570-901-8 (print edition)
PAGES: 83
FORMATS: print, ebook, audio book

Book Description
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The Myth of Balance: Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work, and Life (by Frank Bealer) Balance is a mythical beast. We always say we need to achieve it for equilibrium in our work, life, or family time, but balance doesn't really exist. In The Myth of Balance, Frank Bealer explains how a simple four-word formula can prepare you for the unexpected and not-so-unexpected events that distract you in the most inconvenient moments. Next time, be ready to slay the beast of balance with this time-tested approach.



Author Bio

Frank Bealer is executive director of Leadership Development at The reThink Group (also known as Orange) and the CEO of Phase Family Centers. Before joining Orange, he was family pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is driven to helping leaders develop to their full potential. Frank and his wife, Jess, have four children.


Endorsements

“From the time I met Frank while he was a key leader at Elevation Church, I knew he had a different energy. Not only is he off-the-charts creative, he’s also a planner and strategist. He’s a strong leader of people, and a purposeful dad for his kids. He and Jessica have put together a remarkable way to give priority to what matters most. But I’ll let you read that for yourself in this book. 

Reggie Joiner, CEO Orange / reThink Group

“Getting to work with Frank these last few years has been one of my favorite parts of being connected to ReThink. Why? Because Frank knows what it takes to build a life worth living, both at home and at work. I’ve benefitted from hearing about these ideas first hand, I think you’ll love them too.” 

Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over

“From the moment I met Frank I knew he was different. The unique thing wasn’t his high energy. Though it is high! He is a dreamer for sure. The ideas that come out of his head are overwhelming to say the least. The unique thing about Frank, however, is that all of those ideas were actually being put into action and moving toward completion. If you have ever been frustrated that you can’t start, continue, or finish bringing your dreams and ideas into reality, you need to hear what Frank has to say. This book is for you.” 

Tom Shefchunas, Middle School Pastor, North Point Community Church

“As a preacher’s kid, I know what life can be like growing up in the church. I’ve known plenty of PKs who walked away from the church as a result. This is why it was so important for Wendy and me to have our kids not just like church, but love it. This meant making sure that they never saw the Church as competing for our time with them. If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you know this is easier said than done. This is why I think this book is so important. Jessica and Frank Bealer walk the walk. They are raising a great family and helping lead a vibrant ministry. This is a practical, how-to book that shows you how to do both. Imagine a world where ministry kids grow up loving and serving the church, and knowing how loved and valued they are by their parents. That’s a strong win. This book leads you there.” 

Jeff Henderson, Lead Pastor, Gwinnett Church

“This great book gave me powerful and practical baby steps I could take this month to be the mom and minister I want to be. Thank you, Frank, for giving us a resource that helps us intentionally live out the priorities that we long for, and that God intends for us.” 

Kara Powell, PhD, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute and Youth and Family Strategist for Orange 

“If there is anybody that can speak more into the tension of balance in ministry, family, and devotional life it’s Frank Bealer. He has managed it so well and I know as you read this book you will find the insight you need to rise higher in your life and ministry.” 

Craig Johnson, Sr. Director of Ministries, Lakewood Church

“I’ve been waiting on this book for over three years when I first heard Frank speak on this subject. This book is going to help a lot of leaders and their families. I love Frank Bealer he’s the real deal. I learn from him every time I’m around him. I can’t to share it with the leaders I coach.” 

Jim Wideman, Children’s ministry pioneer, author, and Kidmin Coach

“What Frank has here is something everyone needs to read. Balancing expectations and preparation is key for anyone living in today’s fast-paced society, and I believe gracing ourselves with room for interruptions is indispensable to a healthy and happy life.” 

Jarrid Wilson, Pastor, author of Jesus Swagger and Love Is Oxygen

“Ministry rarely fits into a 9-5 Monday to Friday schedule. There are always going to be exceptions to even the most stringent work-life boundaries. Frank Bealer has written an important book for every ministry staff member and volunteer who wants to follow in the steps of Jesus, while not missing the stops of Jesus along the way.” 

—Dave Adamson, North Point social media and online pastor, author of Chasing the Light


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About The Myth of Balance
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    Quotes from The Myth of Balance
      • "Balance. It lives somewhere between unemployment and renowned success." #MythofBalance http://bit.ly/MythBook #leadership #success
      • "…embracing the idea that ministry is exceptions changes everything." #MythofBalance #ThinkOrange http://bit.ly/MythBook
      • "Just because ministry is filled with exceptions doesn't mean we have to be surprised." #MythofBalance #leadership http://bit.ly/MythBook
      • "God never intended us to sacrifice the family He blessed us with on the altar of ministry." #MythofBalance #leader http://bit.ly/MythBook
      • Your emotional health is directly dependent on how you manage your daily schedule. #MythofBalance #ThinkOrange http://bit.ly/MythBook
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      About The Myth of Balance
      • BRAND NEW on the shelf: The Myth of Balance. How to thrive in the tension of ministry, work, and life. The latest #leadership book from Orange. #MythofBalance #OrangeBooks #OC17Live // Visit http://bit.ly/MythBook to download a FREE sample.
      • Balance is a mythical beast. We always say we need to achieve it for equilibrium in our work, life, or family time, but balance doesn't really exist. In The Myth of Balance, Frank Bealer explains how a simple four-word formula can prepare you for the unexpected and not-so-unexpected events that distract you at the most inconvenient moments. Next time, be ready to slay the beast of balance with this time-tested approach. #MythofBalance #ThinkOrange #leadership #OC17Live // Visit http://bit.ly/MythBook to download a FREE sample.
      Quotes from The Myth of Balance
      • "Trying to achieve balance is more than a fool’s errand. Making balance the goal distracts from having a plan when things inevitably get out of balance. A life of ministry can be fulfilling without being all-consuming. God never intended for us to sacrifice the family He blessed us with on the altar of the ministry He called us to."—Frank Bealer, from the book The Myth of Balance. To download a free excerpt, please visit MythofBalance.com. #OrangeBooks #leadership
      • "Ministry is all about exceptions … the things that come up after your calendar is scheduled for the week. These exceptions are the people that need our love, care, and shepherding …. This is the very essence of ministry."—Frank Bealer, from the book The Myth of Balance. To download a free excerpt, please visit MythofBalance.com. #OrangeBooks #leadership
      • "When guidelines are clear and solutions are created in advance, serving in the local church becomes an empowering way of life, not a sacrificial burden to bear."—Frank Bealer, from the book The Myth of Balance. To download a free excerpt, please visit http://bit.ly/MythBook. #OrangeBooks #leadership
      • "Just because you FEEL overwhelmed doesn’t mean your work schedule is paralyzing you. Feelings are not always a reflection of the truth."—Frank Bealer, from the book The Myth of Balance. To download a free excerpt, please visit MythofBalance.com. #OrangeBooks #leadership
      • "If we maintain an unhealthy perspective, it will be too easy to blame our life management problems on the church and the ministry. Until we take responsibility, we will continue to pursue balance and blame others when we can’t find it."—Frank Bealer, from the book The Myth of Balance. To download a free excerpt, please visit hMythofBalance.com. #OrangeBooks #leadership
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