|About the Book|
In his book, The Daniel Effect, author J. R. Sargeant examines how you can build and sustain deep, meaningful relationships that endure and thrive even when faced with the hardship and adversity modern living often brings. Experience the life ofMoreIn his book, The Daniel Effect, author J. R. Sargeant examines how you can build and sustain deep, meaningful relationships that endure and thrive even when faced with the hardship and adversity modern living often brings. Experience the life of Daniel and discover seven powerful concepts of relational growth. Use the Circles of Life exercise to visualize your interpersonal boundaries and gain insights that will enhance your personal relationships.Every day we encounter obstacles that bring anxiety and stress in our relationships. We see our careers and income threatened by rising unemployment. Many face eviction from their homes due to foreclosure. Family and social interaction grows increasingly tense. Even our relationship with God is under duress as we witness challenges to traditional beliefs from a progressively secular society. The Daniel Effect begins by briefly examining these and other stressful conditions found in society today, along with the two major issues that create the present Christian Conundrum. The good news is that everyone can easily have a deep relationship with God and that nothing we say or do can separate us from the love of God. In this love we can build thriving relationships with those around us. However, adversity and stress attempt to interfere with these relationships. Within that context, the book addresses, from a scriptural point of view, why bad things happen and why there is evil in the world.In the heart of the book, follow the life of Daniel, a young Judean prince who is exiled and enslaved in Babylon. During his life as a slave Daniel experiences seven life-changing events. From these accounts read how Daniel used seven Cs of relational growth to survive his ordeal and how they can be applied to relationships today. Additionally, the Circles of Life exercises help visualize how relationships interact and define their boundaries. Discover a critical component to relational assessments that help identify red flags within a relationship, and find out why it is necessary to have a dynamic relationship with self, incorporating two key elements that foster self-success.The Daniel Effect combines more than four hundred scriptural references with the latest research in relational psychology and contains a wealth of historical data that immerses the reader in the life of Daniel and the great city of Babylon. Within this experience find joy in the development of vibrant relationships with family, friends, and God - despite the hardships and stress life has to offer.