How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World: Creating Peace from Your Inner Chaos

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Kregel Publications, Nov 4, 2008 - Religion - 256 pages
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What if you could quit being your own worst enemy?

"How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World" provides clear steps to tame your inner control freak, inner jerk, and inner con artist so you can enjoy satisfying relationships and a healthy family life. Bill Giovannetti shows you how to rein in the forces that sabotage your joy and how to get off the legalistic treadmill of duty, guilt, and shame. Because when you succeed inside, you can succeed at work, at school, and at home.

"How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World" gives new hope and fresh insight to draw on the incredible resources God has provided. In a nice blend of real-life theology and quick-witted humor, this book helps any reader find the peace and happiness God created you for.

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"[This book] is a realistic, down to earth examination of our 'inner mess' and the remedy God has for our 'unwanted trash.' In these pages, my friend Bill Giovannetti, holds up a mirror to show us who we are on the inside and how we can apply Scripture to our inner world. You will not only want to read this book, but pass it along to a friend. The truth can't be told more clearly than this!"--Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor, Moody Church

"Life is messy, and the mess around us is compounded when we ignore the conflict within us. We need a spring cleaning! How can we handle the mess inside and bring back order and sanity? With outrageous humor and razor-sharp insight, Bill Giovannetti addresses head-on the core problems that mess up our lives. His practical, biblical guidance will help you tackle your Inner Mess and live the grace-filled, scripture-grounded, and Spirit-empowered life God has in mind for you."--Robb Redman, Ph.D. A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, Dean and Associate Professor of Theology and Ministry

""How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World" is an exceptionally insightful, supremely practical, and soundly biblical guide to dealing with the rowdy and dysfunctional characters that lurk in every human heart. Far more than just a self-help book, "Inner Mess" digs below the symptoms, exposes our core issues, and helps set the reader on the path to spiritual and psychological wholeness. An outstanding book."--Dave Meurer, author of "Mistake It Like a Man" and "Good Spousekeeping"

"Bill Giovannetti's insightful perspectives on our Inner Mess and the strategy for clean-up made this not only a wonderful book to read, but also a great gift to pass along to friends who may be discouraged by the inner struggles they experience every day."--Ken Jones, author of "When You're All Out of Noodles" and "The Climb of Your Life"

" '[Jesus] came to make us what He teaches us we should be, ' wrote Oswald Chambers long ago. That simple, but often-overlooked truth is now reframed in contemporary language in "How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World." Bill Giovannetti unashamedly illustrates biblical principles, describing real people in real situations, mixing in personal experiences, and then adding just the right amount of humor. Refreshingly different, insightful and best of all helpful!"--Mike Schill, Psy.D., director of The Wellness Center at Simpson University

"As a professional porn-producer turned Christian, I have experienced the Inner Mess in its rawest forms. "How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World" helps us deal with everything from our most severe temptations to our simplest everyday struggles. With incisive wit and powerful directness, Dr. Giovannetti offers real-world advice on how to clean up the mess within. I've discovered that applying this counsel to my daily life brings about tremendously positive results."--Donny Pauling, speaker,

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User Review  - Melissa Blackson -

This book is life-changing for the Christian struggling to please God. I was both intrigued and enlightened. I've read many books on the subject of grace, and this is one of the clearest. Loved how the author explained the power of the Cross! Read full review

User Review  - Michael -

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. Romans 7:15How discouraging is it to attempt in earnest to live a mature, love and peace-filled Life only to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Bill Giovannetti has a doctorate from Fuller Seminary, is the pastor of a large church in northern California, and has served on the faculty of Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois. He contributes to publications from Walk Thru the Bible and Focus on the Family. An experienced retreat and conference speaker, Bill also is the founder of, a website project that will raise funds for medical missions operated by the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Guinea, West Africa.

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