Chasing Skinny Rabbits: What Leads You Into Emotional and Spiritual Exhaustion...and What Can Lead You Out.

AuthorChristensen, Sarah
PositionBook review

Work Title: Chasing Skinny Rabbits: What Leads You Into Emotional and Spiritual Exhaustion...and What Can Lead You Out

Work Author(s): John Trent

Thomas Nelson

B/w illustrations, 192 pages, Hardcover $19.99

Religion

ISBN: 9780849919602

Reviewer: Sarah Christensen

What are you in pursuit of in your life? The Skinny Rabbit or the Great Stag? Dr. John Trent has authored several Christian-themed books related to the strengthening of marriages and families and, as founding president of The Center for Strong Families, an organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers seminars based on his principles. His newest book, Chasing Skinny Rabbits, answers this question by showing how people are often led astray by nurturing dreams that are ill-conceived or worse, unattainable, and which ultimately do untold damage to the relationships and goals that would bring real meaning to their lives. The "Skinny Rabbit," he tells us, symbolizes that elusive dream we keep chasing. According to the author, it is the Great Stag that we should be pursuing. "Chasing a Skinny Rabbit does worse than just get you off track; it will lead you further and further down a path that will drain the very life from you---killing your excitement, your creativity, your drive." The stag, often used as a symbol of growth and regeneration, has, since the Middle Ages, also served as a Christian symbol for...

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