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Launch Your Encore

Launch Your Encore Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9781441222411
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 208
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In 2011, the first of the 76 million baby boomers--nearly a quarter of the US population--began turning 65. Every day for the next fifteen years, over ten thousand of them will celebrate that birthday. And for the first time in history, this generation will enjoy many years post-career pursing meaning and purpose outside of traditional retirement. What will they do with that time? One thing is for sure: most of them want to find something meaningful. This book lays out the choices to be made to find fulfillment in the encore years of life. Launch Your Encore is a game plan for life after one's main-act career. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show boomers how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and contributions to society. They offer tested advice on finding new life potential and thriving in these later decades of life. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from full-time work to volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows boomers how to make an impact later in life.



Living Into Hope

Living Into Hope Author Joan Brown Campbell
ISBN-10 9781594732836
Release 2010
Pages 180
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Inspires and challenges us to live life fully not carefully or cautiously, but wholly engaged with the world and with the messiness of humanity and dares us to claim our freedom to care, to risk and to step out into the unknown and live as people of hope."



Leaders in Transition

Leaders in Transition Author Andy O. Homer
ISBN-10 9781512738261
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 120
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Much has been written on the subject of leadership. For the most part the discussion has been on the principles of leadership i.e. how to be an effective leader while in office. This book is about the leader leaving office and how his/her departure affects him/her, the incoming leader and the members of the faith community or organization. A change of leader can be a very stressful experience for a congregation, particularly if the transition from one leader to another is poorly managed. This book examines the nature of leadership transitions primarily, though not exclusively, in the church, and provides ideas and suggestions for effectively managing these transitions for the benefit of all the stakeholders.



Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader

Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780781414838
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 224
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Dr. Hans Finzel knows from personal experience the key success factors in every new leader's journey. He shows readers: The two most important words in a leader's vocabulary The skills a leader needs to communicate effectively Why today's effective leaders lead with vulnerability The contrast between servant leadership and slave leadership How to lead with both passion and humility The difference between making a mark and leaving a legacy In this eminently practical book, new leaders in business, education, ministry, and the church will discover how to lead well and love what they do.



Fully Awake and Truly Alive

Fully Awake and Truly Alive Author Jane E. Vennard
ISBN-10 9781594734731
Release 2013
Pages 178
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With stories from her personal life and her experience as a spiritual director, Rev. Jane Vennard illustrates the joys and frustrations of spiritual practice, with insights from various religious traditions and exercises and meditations for your journey.



Rethinking Retirement

Rethinking Retirement Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781433523052
Release 2009-03-27
Pages 32
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John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind. They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose-and will kill a person more quickly than old age? John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse!" And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love-and to grow old with godly zeal.



Boundless

Boundless Author Bryan Bishop
ISBN-10 9781441227478
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 240
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In his many travels as a researcher for Youth With A Mission, Bryan Bishop discovered a startling phenomenon: hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists who are experiencing and following Jesus outside the boundaries of traditional Western Christianity. And they have plenty to teach Christians in the West who feel spiritually stagnant or disillusioned. Through colorful firsthand accounts, Bishop unveils fresh expressions of faith that can revitalize our own. Those who have left or are feeling the pull to leave the church, along with those who chafe against Christianity's European-American cultural box, will welcome this expansive view of what it looks like to follow Christ.



Whatever Happened to Dinner

Whatever Happened to Dinner Author Melodie M. Davis
ISBN-10 0836195493
Release 2010
Pages 241
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Part cookbook, part reflection on the changing role of dinner in our culture and part celebration of family and community-that's what you'll find in Whatever Happened to Dinner? by Melodie M. Davis. It's a book that invites people to eat together, even as it acknowledges the challenges of living in a culture that often pulls us apart. 242 Pages.



Love Casts Out Fear

Love Casts Out Fear Author Brother Nathan
ISBN-10 9781493400508
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 192
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When Brother Nathan was a child in Egypt, he witnessed an unthinkable attack on his father at the hands of terrorists. At first, he struggled with his powerful urge to avenge his father. Today, he ministers in the very village where his father was targeted, as well as in countless other cities and villages across Egypt and throughout the Middle East. Love Casts Out Fear tells the gripping story of a deadly attack, Nathan's initial anger, and forgiveness that makes way for redemption. It also gives a firsthand account of the challenges faced today by Middle Eastern Christians, and of God's provision for a ministry that touches the lives of thousands. Readers will passionately come alongside Brother Nathan in this true-life thriller as he shares the love of Christ in a dangerous place to claim Christ as Lord.



Money on Purpose

Money on Purpose Author Shayna Lear
ISBN-10 0817017054
Release 2012
Pages 186
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Are you a saver or a spender, an investor or a giver? Financial advisor and seminary graduate Shayna Lear invites you to discover the four purposes of money and the biblical foundations for those purposes. Each one has its rewards and its risks when taken to extreme, and Scripture observes it all. Take the author's quiz to discover your own financial personality, and then learn practical and faithful strategies to restore a healthy and faith-filled balance to your financial life.



Creative Aging

Creative Aging Author Marjory Zoet Bankson
ISBN-10 9781594732812
Release 2010
Pages 138
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Explores the spiritual dimensions of retirement and aging and offers creative ways for you to share your gifts and experience, particularly when retirement leaves you questioning who you are when you are no longer defined by your career.



The Power of Passion in Leadership

The Power of Passion in Leadership Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 9780692333488
Release 2014-12-25
Pages 58
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Do you do what you love and love what you do? How many of us are stuck in day jobs that really don't suit us? Has our heart left the building? It is so easy to go through the motions in leadership and management and lead with our heads, which our hearts long to be elsewhere. In this short new passion-packed book by Dr. Hans Finzel, you will learn what it means to work in your "passion zone." Hans explains from his own journey, how to find your passion zone and what action steps to take if you are far from that place of fulfillment. Specifically you will learn about how to match up your profile and wiring to just the right assignment. People love following leaders whose hearts are fueled by passion. This book will help you uncover what passion in your work really is, and how to find it, no matter what stage you are at in your career. The advice in this book is especially powerful for anyone in a role of leadership that is experiencing boredom or burn out. Life is too short to settle for less than the best—especially if we are called to lead other people. Leading from the heart is working and leading from your passion zone. Why does leading from the heart really matter? It can be natural to think, “If I am smart enough, gifted enough and work hard enough, of course people will respond to my leadership.” The more gifted you are, and the smarter you are, the more that this can be a temptation and the easy default. The problem is, that kind of leadership does not inspire people and build deep loyalty. The opposite is often true. People follow people who they know, trust and believe. That trust is built between leader and follower within their hearts. People follow leaders who are operating in their “passion zone.” There is some sort of a magnetic loyalty that grows in followers who respond to leaders who lead with passion out front. It seems that in today’s fast paced always on digital world, less is more. So that is what the author is offering up this first in a series of mini books on big leadership topics.



Called to the Fire

Called to the Fire Author Chet Bush
ISBN-10 9781426759925
Release 2013-01-01
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This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960’s. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement. As a key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the “Mississippi Burning” case by the FBI, Charles Johnson played a key role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption climaxes with a shocking encounter between Charles and one of the murderers. The reader will be riveted to the details of a gracious life in pursuit of the call of God from the pulpit to the streets, and ultimately into the courtroom.



Live to Give

Live to Give Author Austin Gutwein
ISBN-10 9781400319930
Release 2012
Pages 199
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Inspired by the biblical story of the feeding of the 5,000, "Live to Give" delivers a message of hope that we all have something to give. Written in the down-to-earth, candid voice of the gifted young man who as a kid founded a relief ministry that has saved and improved countless lives in Africa, this work is the message that every teen needs to hear: OYou are more special than you know, and you can do big things.O



The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make Author Hans Finzel
ISBN-10 1434766608
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 224
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Although leadership is the hot topic on conference agendas and book tours, most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes. With additional and newly updated material, this leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make-regardless of training or age-and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments. Whether you are leading a company, a ministry, a Girl Scout troop, or your family, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead others effectively. "If you're like me, you've grown weary of the published cookie-cutter approaches on how to lead effectively. And so has Hans Finzel. He drills to the core of the current issues on effective leadership."? -Charles R. Swindoll, author and president of Dallas Theological Seminary "This is one of the most practical books on leadership I have in my own library. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, you will want to read this book."? -John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and founder of the INJOY Group



Stolen

Stolen Author Jessica Fralin
ISBN-10 9781501800542
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 208
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How many hours do we spend scrolling Facebook newsfeeds, retweeting something on Twitter, or posing for the perfect selfie on Instagram, hoping what we post will get likes and comments from our friends and followers? To get those likes, we post what is—according to social media standards—pretty, popular, and acceptable. We hide the messy parts of life, play up the fun times, and even twist the truth a bit so we look a little better, smarter, and funnier. But what happens when people start holding us up to these unrealistic standards? What happens when you realize that who you are on social media isn’t who you really are? Have we let social media steal our identity? In #Stolen, author Jessica Fralin uncovers our deep desire to be affirmed, valued, and loved and then points to the only place where that desire can be filled: in Christ not social media. She offers creative #FunFact, #GiveItATry, and #WhatDoYouThink callouts containing fun notes, activities, and ideas to discuss with your youth group and friends. As she tackles the issues and insecurities like popularity, body image, and cyberbullying, Jessica shows you how to find your identity in the one voice that really matters, not the million of voices online.



Soul Repair

Soul Repair Author Rita Nakashima Brock
ISBN-10 9780807029084
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 174
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The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed many service members returning from combat to transition to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under thirty has been increasing. Research by Veterans Administration health professionals and veterans’ own experiences now suggest an ancient but unaddressed wound of war may be a factor: moral injury. This deep-seated sense of transgression includes feelings of shame, grief, meaninglessness, and remorse from having violated core moral beliefs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, who both grew up in families deeply affected by war, have been working closely with vets on what moral injury looks like, how vets cope with it, and what can be done to heal the damage inflicted on soldiers’ consciences. In Soul Repair, the authors tell the stories of four veterans of wars from Vietnam to our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan—Camillo “Mac” Bica, Herman Keizer Jr., Pamela Lightsey, and Camilo Mejía—who reveal their experiences of moral injury from war and how they have learned to live with it. Brock and Lettini also explore its effect on families and communities, and the community processes that have gradually helped soldiers with their moral injuries. Soul Repair will help veterans, their families, members of their communities, and clergy understand the impact of war on the consciences of healthy people, support the recovery of moral conscience in society, and restore veterans to civilian life. When a society sends people off to war, it must accept responsibility for returning them home to peace.