Get Off Your Donkey!

Help Somebody and Help Yourself

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You’ve been sitting on your donkey long enough!

In one of his most famous parables, Jesus points us to a man who gets down off his donkey and helps someone in dire need. Now, with energy and enthusiasm, Reggie McNeal calls you to dismount, get messy, and live a life that makes a real difference. He reveals two mutually reinforcing truths: First, helping others is often the best path for our own personal development. And second, as you become more the person you were designed to be, you increase your capacity to serve others. It all starts with a decision to get off your donkey—today!

“A challenge for all Christians to lead their lives like Jesus—to love and serve others. What a fabulous message! What a wonderful book!”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

“In this inspiring book, we have biblically based courses of action and illustrations that are invaluable for those who want to live out Jesus’s imperative to love our neighbors as ourselves.”—Tony Campolo, emeritus professor of sociology, Eastern University

“Reggie’s new book vacillates from very good to fabulously good. In fact, this book is so good I don’t want to talk about it here. Read it, and then we’ll talk.”—Leonard Sweet, bestselling author; professor, Drew University and George Fox University; chief contributor to www.sermons.com

“If you’ve ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life, Reggie McNeal has written a book that will show you exactly how and where to get started.”—Larry Osborne, author and pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, California

“McNeal brilliantly examines one of the elements central to well-being: well-doing. His book will change how you think about the role of religion and spirituality in leading a thriving (and well-doing) life.”—James K. Harter, chief scientist, The Gallup Organization; New York Times bestselling author

“For everyone who wants to make a difference . . . this is a must-read.”—Eric Cooper, president and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank

Reggie McNeal enjoys helping people enjoy more intentional lives. He is a bestselling author, teacher, and popular speaker for groups engaged in community service, including the US Military, businesses such as The Gallup Organization, and faith-based groups and other not-for-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army.


Endorsements

"Get Off Your Donkey! is a challenge for all Christians to live their lives like Jesus--to love and serve others. In the process, we help ourselves. What a fabulous message! What a wonderful book! Thank you, Reggie."

Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

"Jesus calls us to be neighbors to those around us, and Reggie McNeal spells out what that means in contemporary social settings. In this inspiring book, we have biblically based courses of action and illustrations that are invaluable for those who want to live out Jesus's imperative to love our neighbors as ourselves."

Tony Campolo, emeritus professor of sociology, Eastern University

"Reggie's new book vacillates from very good to fabulously good. In fact, this book is so good I don't want to talk about it here. Read it, and then we'll talk."

Leonard Sweet, bestselling author; professor, Drew University and George Fox University; chief contributor to www.sermons.com

"If you've ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life, Reggie McNeal has written a book that will show you exactly how and where to get started. As always, he writes in a way that touches minds, hearts, and funny bones. And as you might guess from the title, it all starts with the decision to get off your . . . well, donkey."

Larry Osborne, author and pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, California

"In Get Off Your Donkey! Reggie McNeal brilliantly examines one of the elements central to well-being: well-doing. His book will change how you think about the role of religion and spirituality in leading a thriving (and well-doing) life."

James K. Harter, chief scientist, The Gallup Organization; New York Times bestselling author

"For everyone who wants to make a difference, whether it be in your community, school, or social setting, this is a must-read."

Eric Cooper, president and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank

"Transformation happens when we respond to God's invitation to meet someone else's need. Not only does it help our neighbor, it touches a deep need in our own lives that results in real joy. Reggie once again has given us a timely book that will stir hearts. His words deliver provocative truth coupled with punching humor. Don't stop reading until you clearly hear God's call to action."

Tom Wilson, CEO, Echo Clinics

"Reggie McNeal unravels the parable of the Good Samaritan. Contrasting serving God at church with serving our neighbor, he artfully offers practical advice on how to show God's love to our neighbor. Truly inspiring, Get Off Your Donkey! is a must-read for church leaders."

John Jenkins, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Upper Marlboro, Maryland


The Author

  1. Reggie McNeal
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    Reggie McNeal

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Reviews

"The book emphasizes that we not only deliver God's grace and provision when we help others, but we also strengthen ourselves. McNeal is downright personal and practical in the chapters on building on our own strengths and interests rather than trying to duplicate someone else's. He calls us to look around! Don't just drive past needs--get out of your car!. McNeal gets at our hearts and character, not just our schedules or guilt. This book makes me want to serve better, for a good cause!"

Knute Larson

Outreach Magazine


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