I’ve just finished reading Energy Zappers: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry by Shaun Blakeney and Wallace Henley. I found it a mixed read, the concept is that they look at the many different types of people who can drain us in our work, for example: cynics, depressors, doubters, foot draggers and so on.
The concept is good, they write with good examples and humour about each of the type of energy zappers and then apply examples from Jesus’ life to show how we can handle these different people.
They try and cram so much into the book which meant it felt intense, and as though they were covering too many types of people.
If you feel like you struggle with people politics then this is a good book to dip in and out of, otherwise it probably shouldn’t be top of your reading list.