Management consultant and Christian life coach Jeff Spadafora provides a blueprint for building a life of greater joy and delivers a plan for "frustrated believers to become joyful followers."
An increasing number of adult American Christians are frustrated. Even as they read their Bibles, listen to sermons, and hang out with other Christians, they become painfully aware that something is missing—joy. As a result, many have given up on their faith being a source of joy, and instead seek meaning, purpose, and joy through their Christian service, work, relationships, hobbies, possessions, or even more destructive and hollow substitutes.
In The Joy Model, Jeff Spadafora offers an alternative, showing readers that joy comes from balancing the practical and spiritual sides of our lives—from the “Doing” and the “Being” of the Christian life. On the spiritual side, he reveals tried and true disciplines that move readers from knowing about God to actually experiencing him. On the practical side, he shows how to let our new understanding of God transform relationships, attitudes, finances, service, and work in ways that result in significant increases in joy. Weaving together his own spiritual journey, stories from his experience coaching others, and down-to-earth principles and practices, Spadafora helps readers find the joy in a life that is more vibrant and real than any they have experienced before.
Meet the Author: Jeff Spadafora
Jeff Spadafora is Director of the Halftime Institute’s Global Coaching Services and Product Development (www.halftime.org), where he trains and manages the global Halftime Coaching staff. Before Halftime, Jeff was a management consultant for twenty years with a focus on executive education and development for Fortune 500 companies. He currently lives with his family in Evergreen, Colorado.
"Getting to a place of lasting joy is a journey which requires balancing being and doing. Here, Jeff Spadafora presents a Joy Model for daily living which can transform us into models of joy."
— Jay Bennett, Chairman of the National Christian Foundation