Some months ago I had the privilege of reading the manuscript of Neil Cole's latest book, "Journeys to Significance." I have found myself thinking back to it and applying its principles on numerous occasions since then.
For a long time, I have prayed, "Lord, help me to finish life well." Too many Christians start their spiritual journey with enthusiam but in the latter years of their lives lose their passion and their focus on the Kingdom. Neil suggests that finishing well isn't something that happens accidentally, but is a decision we choose to make on a daily basis.
This book applies lessons from the journeys and life of the apostle Paul to demonstrate the development of an effective leader. Paul became more and more influential as he moved through different stages of leadership. His effectiveness increased as he learned from experience. Paul changed the world he lived in; his influence continues today.
Neil is uniquely qualified to write on this subject both from his own extensive studies on the life of Paul, and as one who has enormous influence that extends far beyond the organic/simple church world.
Do you want to make an impact on our world? Do you long to influence this world for the Kingdom of God? I highly recommend this book as one that teaches the principles that will help you to do so.
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3 replies on “A book that might just change your life”
I love Paul too, he has the revelation of the gospel from Jesus direct. Its the gospel rather than the topic of leadership that grabs my heart. Why does everyone want to be a leader!!!!!! sigh! (sorry, Felicity!) The (love)enslavement) to the gospel is what transformed Paul. He lived in new creation, second only to Jesus? Can’t doing that without setting the world on fire. I’m hungry for that.
Laura, it depends on your definition of leadership. Take a look at this blog post by Ross Rohde (http://bit.ly/exgMZ8) and his previous posts on the subject. This is what I’m talking about. People who serve and whom others follow.
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