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Still Standing [Kindle Edition]

James Merritt
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Book Description

Everybody faces tough times. No one gets a free pass from those make-or-break moments that lead to character development, achievement, and fulfillment.

The Bible is replete with stories of people who faced tough times and stood firm in their faith. From these stories, James Merritt uncovers guiding principles and winning strategies to help us face our own challenges and find victory in the midst of adversity. Examples include:

  • Joseph, who illustrates how to respond when we get what we don’t deserve
  • Daniel, who inspires us to stand for what’s right when no one else does or will
  • Esther, who emboldens us to place the well-being of others above our own comfort and security

When life threatens to trip us up, push us over, or knock us down, we can stand tall. Still Standing points the way toward a life of freedom, joy, and victory as we discover God’s winning strategies for tackling tough times head-on.



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"Still Standing is an encouraging and inspiring book for those facing tough times from a man who practices what he preaches." Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries "Keep on going on. Keep making and keeping the commitments of life. James Merritt challenges us to persevere — even in difficulty in our churches and in our lives." James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and author of Vertical Church "In a day filled with unprecedented turmoil and trouble, along comes a book filled with powerful principles to help you take life's toughest body blows and still be standing at the end of the day. If you are hurting, hopeless, or feel helpless, this is the book for you!" Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship

About the Author

James Merritt (PhD) is a pastor, author, and host of the Touching Lives television program, seen nationwide and in 122 countries. Previously, he served as a two-term president of America's largest Christian denomination. As a national voice on faith and leadership, Merritt has been interviewed by outlets including Time, Fox News, and 60 Minutes. He resides with his family outside Atlanta, GA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VV52GW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,429 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Even for the "seasoned" Christian January 21, 2014
By Dee
Format:Paperback
When we take a truly unexpected blow, to our seemingly happy lives, even a steadfast believer can get thrown in to deep despair. In desperation I picked up a copy of this book at a local store, it was the only copy and pretty much thrown in a corner; luckily for me, I found it! The book is so easy to read, and so helpful, at least to me, that I couldn't put it down and soaked it all in in a matter of a few days. There are many thoughtful sayings in the book (other than scripture) that I plan on writing them down on index cards so not to forget. This believer, needed to find and read this little book; for the first time since the new year rolled in, I smiled today. If you need reminder that you are, by far, NOT the only person struggling, heart broken or in deep despair, get a copy of this book; I believe the simplicity of it will touch your heart and remind you that You are NOT alone! God is Good and right here with us!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encouragement & Wisdom for Tough Times September 2, 2014
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Dr. James Merritt’s “Still Standing” is a refreshing and uplifting Christian-inspired book written to help readers stand up to the tough times we all face in our lives. Merritt combined humor, scripture, stories, anecdotes, selected quotes, and his own personal experiences (including his dealings with several openly hostile church staff members determined to drive him out as their pastor) to show that while life’s challenges affect everyone, in different ways, at different times, everyone can overcome those challenges by following the strategies explained throughout the book. I recommend this book to anyone open to a faith-based approach to dealing with life’s struggles and challenges.

The opening chapter candidly detailed Merritt’s personal, emotional, and spiritual struggles with nasty, oppositional church staff members at his first ministry after graduating from seminary. The next eight chapters were devoted to explaining Merritt’s eight winning strategies for facing tough times (the subtitle of the book): 1) Find Others to Stand with You, 2) Stand Aside and Take a Break, 3) Remember That You Do Not Stand Alone, 4) Stand on the Truth of God’s Word, 5) Make Sure You Stand Facing in the Right Direction, 6) Remember That the Cost of Standing Is Less than the Price of Surrendering, 7) Stand Focused on the Task at Hand, and 8) Stand Under the Shadow of God’s Strength. Fortified by the wisdom of the eight strategies, the “Afterword” concludes with these comforting and encouraging words: “So my prayer for you as you suit up the armor, put on the helmet, and strap on your sword to go out to the battles of life that we all face is that at the end of the day when you have taken the best shots the enemy has, you will, by God’s grace, be still standing!”
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Everybody faces tough times. No one gets a free pass from those make-or-break moments that lead to character development, achievement, and fulfillment.

The Bible is replete with stories of people who faced tough times and stood firm in their faith. From these stories, James Merritt uncovers guiding principles and winning strategies to help us face our own challenges and find victory in the midst of adversity. Examples include:

* Joseph, who illustrates how to respond when we get what we don't deserve
* Daniel, who inspires us to stand for what's right when no one else does or will
* Esther, who emboldens us to place the well-being of others above our own comfort and security

When life threatens to trip us up, push us over, or knock us down, we can stand tall. Still Standing points the way toward a life of freedom, joy, and victory as we discover God's winning strategies for tackling tough times head-on.

Dr. James Merritt is a pastor who has face some phenomenal stress. As a pastor's wife I am familiar with some of the scenarios he shared. Church members opposed to your ministry. Budget cuts. Bills. Church splits. Unfriendly people. And so much more.

People in the ministry age quickly due to the stress-level. But stress isn't just reserved for pastors. Everyone gets their fair share. A major test. An unfriendly coworker. A mean boss. An overloaded workload. The list could go on.

If you are suffering through a battle, then STILL STANDING: 8 WINNING STRATEGIES FOR FACING TOUGH TIMES is a book to consider--for the battles you fight every Monday through Sunday. Filled with scripture, advice and personal stories from a pastor who fought some tough battles and with the Lord's help and grace won, then this book is sure to lift your spirits and encourage you as you continue to fight. Recommended. Notes are included at the end of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very encouraging book September 12, 2012
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The subtitle to the book is 8 Winning Strategies For Facing Tough Times. Using personal examples and examples from the Bible the author highlights eight ways to stand strong when you are going through a tough time.

This is a very encouraging book and it is filled with helpful information. I thought the author was very personable and non-condemning in his writing. I liked the examples he used and liked how he tied each chapter to the others.

The chapters are easy to read and understand. The basic theme of the book can be found in each chapter. The author shows that even though you may feel alone when going through a hard time you are not! You can call on other Christians to support you and rely on the Lord to strengthen you.

I gave this book 5/5 stars. I thought it was an encouraging book that shows you how to turn to the Lord when going through hard times.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book and price!
Published 2 months ago by J.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Standing helped me remember to keep my focus on God and His love...
Interesting, well-written, and inspiring! Still Standing helped me remember to keep my focus on God and His love for me.
Published 6 months ago by Tanya Giddens
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
Thus book was real and to th point. It helps reminds us that we 're not the k ;) one that go throughout tough times. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Purple Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Standing firm on God's truth
This book is a great encouragement for anyone facing difficult situations. God has always promised that He would always give us the courage and strength to faced any and all... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Allen Siebert
4.0 out of 5 stars Years do not count
Chapter 3 toward end gives a good example of delayed returns....wonderful, thought provoking. Prayer is always answered, just not always in our timing or the way we want it.
Published 13 months ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars it will help you walk by faith
A Very Good Book. It so Help me. It will help you and encourage you to keep going. buy it.
Published 13 months ago by Robert D. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Nicely written , easily read with helpful stories of how to view situations in life from a different perspective.. Thank you.
Published 14 months ago by Forgiven
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Most pastors can identify with Dr. Merritt. Encouraging insight on how to handle the challenges of ministry. Highly recommend. ESP. For pastors
Published 22 months ago by James Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
This man is an excellent Bible teacher. He gives us insight and tells all so much like he is talking to you. It will be a book that will give you insight and food for thought.
Published on February 25, 2013 by child of the Most High
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Dr. Merritt is candid, truthful and caring ... has a heart to help people live more succesful lives. Highly recommend.
Published on January 29, 2013 by Brian T. Groark
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More About the Author

Dr. James Merritt is a pastor and host of the Touching Lives television program, seen nationwide and in 122 countries. Previously, he served as a two term President of America's largest Christian denomination. As a national voice on faith and leadership, Merritt has been interviewed by outlets included TIME, Fox News, ABC World News, and 60 Minutes. He is also author of eight books including How to Impact and Influence Others, What God Wants Every Dad to Know, and God, I've Got a Question. He holds a PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and pastors Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA. He is married to Teresa and has three fantastic sons and two awesome grandchildren.

To find out more about James Merritt and his resources, log onto www.touchinglives.org.

Follow him on twitter at @drjamesmerritt.

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