It's Never Too Late to Dance
Finding The Joy In Ministry (And In Yourself)
Donald H. Neidigk

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 0788030426
Size: 6x9
Pages: 140

The Bible says, “The joy of the Lord is my strength,” and yet we live in an anxiety-ridden culture. How can joy overcome our anxieties? Don Neidigk’s stories of facing the realities of life with an overcoming confidence help us rise up and, as one indomitable woman says in the book, “Make it a good day.”
Marshall Shelley, Director, Doctor of Ministry program & Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Ministry, Denver Seminary

Donald Neidigk's manuscript for It's Never Too Late to Dance is a well-written upbeat book that should appeal to a wide readership. It combines a positive life approach with theology while offering many real-life stories and research. Scripture is used well and there is a wonderful sense of humor and joy throughout. The questions at the end of each chapter make this a great book for small group use. What can I say? Top-rate all the way.
Bruce Batchelor-Glader, CSS Publishing Editorial Review Board

Neidigk defines "dancing" as rejoicing in life, especially over small accomplishments and finding joy at every opportunity and in all circumstances. There is no reason to feel guilty about "dancing;" you are a child of God, made in God's image, and that alone is cause for celebration! 

"You and I always have reasons to dance, things to rejoice in." No matter your situation, regardless of the ups and downs throughout our life, God is with you through it all. Since we only have so much time on this earth, it is better to spend what time we do have enjoying what we can. Donald Neidigk explains that our happiness, how much we enjoy life, is solely up to us — the way that we approach each experience.

Realizing the need for self-care is of paramount importance. When we assume primary responsibility for the happiness of others, we often leave ourselves without joy, and often feelings of resentment can result. Happiness is a matter of choosing how we will think and the actions we decide to take. As this book shows, It's Never Too Late To Dance!

This book will be useful for ministry professionals as well as any member of the church family — anyone who loves serving God and wants to experience sustainable joy in their work. At the end of each chapter, Neidigk has included discussion questions, to ask in private or discuss with a group.

Donald Neidigk lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Kathryn. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary in 1977, and has since preached for five separate congregations and also served as chaplain resident at the Presbyterian Hospital in New Mexico. In his free time, Donald enjoys reading history, traveling with his family, and looking at antique cars.