Grounded in solid research and written in a popular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic tool in talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence for why Christianity deserves credit for many of the humane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in the Western world in the last two thousand years.
Many people today have little sense of how their lives have benefited from Christianity’s influence, often viewing the church with hostility or resentment. How christianity changed the World is a topically arranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. This edition features questions for reflection and discussion for each chapter.
Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic, secularized, and biblically illiterate. Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance each chapter.
Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature
Badaracco argues that serious fiction provides us with memorable characters facing compelling challenges similar to those that confront business leaders. The hardest tests for leaders challenge their character as much as their skills, and a growing body of research shows that the self-knowledge gained from such tests is critical to leaders’ success.
In questions of Character, Joseph L. Through rich analysis of the main characters in the death of a salesman, the depth of their compassion, such as the soundness of their vision, Badaracco addresses complex issues leaders face, their readiness to take on responsibility, The Secret Sharer, The Last Tycoon, and other stories, and their ability to manage success.
Presenting classic leadership dilemmas in a novel and valuable light, Questions of Character helps leaders and aspiring leaders prepare for the opportunities and tests before them. Badaracco outlines eight fundamental challenges that test a leader’s character, and proposes exploring them through the lens of literature.
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Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge
Christian reflections on the leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time--The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in jim and barry’s time-tested research, and encourage the heart—and offers practical guidance and inspiring examples about how Christian leaders can have a powerful impact in their workplaces, Challenge the Process, Inspire a Shared Vision, communities, Enable Others to Act, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® --Model the Way, and congregations by bringing their faith into their leadership.
. In addition to jim and barry’s foundational wisdom, the book brings together five leaders who reflect on the Five Practices from a Christian perspective. John C. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge. Maxwell, classrooms, patrick lencioni, and ken blanchard share insights and stories culled from personal experience and the lives of other Christian leaders who have accomplished extraordinary things in churches, communities, David McAllister-Wilson, Nancy Ortberg, and corporations.
Their thoughtful reflections on the role of faith in leadership will propel leaders and aspiring leaders Harvard Business Review Press. Leadership. Kouzes. Christianity.
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
Barry Z. Nor is it a prescription to "follow your heart" wherever it may lead. There is. Posner. Harvard Business Review Press. From the author of the acclaimed simply christian and surprised by hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries—what is our purpose? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? It's easy to become preoccupied with who gets into heaven; the real challenge is how we are going to live in the here and now.
Kouzes. Wright dispels the common misconception that Christian living is nothing more than a checklist of dos and don'ts. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge. Instead, sex, after you believe reveals the bible's call for a revolution—a transformation of character that takes us beyond our earthly pursuit of money, and power into a virtuous state of living that allows us to reflect God and live more worshipful, fulfilling lives.
We are all spiritual seekers, intuitively knowing there is more to life than we suspect. This is a book for anyone who is hoping there is something more while we're here on Earth. Leadership. Christianity. We are being called to join the revolution, and wright insightfully encourages readers to find new purpose and clarity by taking us on an eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promise to radically alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives.
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Posner. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world, " but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped.
Barry Z. Christianity. Ivp books. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture. For too long, christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars.
But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Discover your calling and join the culture makers. Harvard Business Review Press. 2009 christianity today book award winner! Named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 religion category It is not enough to condemn culture.
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
For too long, christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars. But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture.
Harvard Business Review Press. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world, " but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Christianity. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church.
Discover your calling and join the culture makers. Andy crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. Posner. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge.
James M. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. Kouzes.
After You Believe: The Forgotten Role of Virtue in the Christian Life
Posner. Harvard Business Review Press. James M. Christianity. Ivp books. Leadership. Barry Z. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge. Wright once again topples the accepted wisdom about what we think the Bible teaches. In here and now, he takes on the neglected question of how shall we live? Wright argues that people are so preoccupied about who gets into heaven that they forget not only that much of the New Testament is about the here and now, but also that even the passages about heaven are there to help us know how we act 'here and now.
Once again wright takes the reader on a thrilling and eye-opening journey through key biblical passages that promises radically to alter the work of the church and the direction of our lives. In the tradition of his award-winning Surprised by Hope, Bishop N. T. Kouzes.
How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity
James M. But acclaimed author Rodney Starkprovides the answers in this sweeping new look at Western civilization. How the west won demonstrates the primacy of uniquely western ideas―among them the belief in free will, the notion that the universe functions according to rational rules that can be discovered, the commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, and the emphasis on human freedom and secure property rights.
. Finally the truth about the rise of the West Modernity developed only in the West―in Europe and North America. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge. Kouzes. This bold, insightful book will force you to rethink your understanding of the West and the birth of modernity―and to recognize that Western civilization really has set itself apart from other cultures.
Ivp books. Christianity. How the west won shows, for example: • why the fall of rome was the single most beneficial event in the rise of western civilization • why the “dark ages” never happened • why the crusades had nothing to do with grabbing loot or attacking the Muslim world unprovoked • Why there was no “Scientific Revolution” in the seventeenth century • Why scholars’ recent efforts to dismiss the importance of battles are ridiculous: had the Greeks lost at the Battle of Marathon, we probably would never have heard of Plato or Aristotle Stark also debunks absurd fabrications that have flourished in the past few decades: that the Greeks stole their culture from Africa; that the West’s “discoveries” were copied from the Chinese and Muslims; that Europe became rich by plundering the non-Western world.
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The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
Posner. James M. Barry Z. Ivp books. The call continues to stand as a classic, reflective work on life's purpose. Kouzes. Christian Reflections on Leadership the Challenge. Leadership. Christianity. Best-selling author os guinness goes beyond our surface understanding of God's call and addresses the fact that God has a specific calling for our individual lives.
Why am i here? what is god's call in my life? how do i fit god's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my plans for the future, my concepts of success? Guinness now helps the reader discover answers to these questions, and more, through a corresponding workbook - perfect for individual or group study.
According to guinness, "no idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment. With tens of thousands of readers to date, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith. Also availbale in audio format, narrated by Os Guinness. Harvard Business Review Press.
Building Faith One Child at a Time - Revised Edition
This second edition covers these 21st century considerations:*utilizing technology for the classroom *Dealing with cyberbullying and negative online behaviors *Building faith through service to others*Understanding society s changing demographics*Helping children experiencing stress and violenceAs you learn more about your own faith, let this be a worthwhile guide as you seek to better understand where you have been, where you are headed, and where you hope to lead others.
Harvard Business Review Press. Christianity. From the increased use of technology for the first-grader to the preteen exposed to cyberbullying, and help build faith? With additional information on developmental theories, including the work of researcher Lev Vygotskym, how should teachers reach out, share, this revised version of Building Faith One Child at a Time provides 21-century strategies for designing and creating age-appropriate lesson plans and activities that provide the context for faith to begin and grow knowing that only God can provide the power for that growth.
P>"from k to 12, today s students have never known a time with without access to digital technology and information. Many students already own a smartphone, waiting for the next big thing to happen. Kouzes. Barry Z. Leadership.