In an overwhelming world, how can our lives be shaped to their greatest potential? David F. Ford describes the "overwhelmings" we face in the whirl of life today - the endless images and information that inundate us and pervade our lives. Examining the people and forces that influence us, the rhythm of work and leisure, and the intense experiences, both good and bad, that make up reality, Ford serves up practical wisdom for coping creatively with challenge and change. Above all, Ford helps us discover a dynamic pattern that can respond to the "overwhelmings" and shape our desires, relationships, responsibilities, and celebrations. Here, is a vision of genuine Christian life that can face both the living God and the best and worst of today's world.