Courageous Leadership (Zondervan; Reprint edition (April 7, 2012))
The book you hold resonates with this conviction: that leaders such as you have the potential to be the most influential forces on planet Earth. Yours is the staggering responsibility and the matchless privilege of rallying believers and mobilizing their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life transformation and the eternal destinies of real people depend on the redemptive message entrusted to the local church. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to lead your church effectively so God’s message of hope can change the world? Then this book is for you.
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day — as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: “What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?”
In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of ‘doing things right’ – except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership – in business, the media, and academia. In “Authentic Leadership” Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies.
Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life.
Worship His Majesty (Gospel Light Publications; Rev Exp edition (April 2000))
The Father certainly doesn’t need our praise, yet He prescribes worship as a daily activity. Why? Pastor Jack Hayford shows that God graces His people with worship as a gift, not a demand. Worship liberates God’s people to discover genuine wholeness only as they recognize and acknowledge the holiness of God. In this classic work, Hayford examines the lives of more than a dozen biblical figures to describe the fulfilling effects of worship, including seven truths Jesus revealed about the blessings of praise. God’s grace fills everything He gives and calls us to do, and this grace overflows in a special way on those who humbly and wholeheartedly worship God.
The Barbarian Way (Thomas Nelson; 1.11.2005 edition (February 8, 2005))
Jesus never made a pristine call to a proper or safe religion. Jesus beckons His followers to a path that is far from the easy road. It is a path filled with adventure, uncertainty, and unlimited possibilities?the only path that can fulfill the deepest longings and desires of your heart.
This is the barbarian way: to give your heart to the only One who can make you fully alive. To love Him with simplicity and intensity. To unleash the untamed faith within. To be consumed by the presence of a passionate and compassionate God. To go where He sends you, no matter the cost.
The Power of the Spirit (Christian Literature Crusade (March 1, 2006))
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