Every marriage has conflict. And many of those conflicts are related to finances.
Russ Crosson, president and CEO of Ronald Blue & Co., shows readers how to avoid the potentially disastrous landmine of financial turmoil.
Through these pages, Russ assists readers to think correctly about marriage and about money, rather than default to the way the world sees these areas of life. He covers specific areas of money management where financial conflicts usually occur:
Men who work too much
Why wives work
The problem of debt
Making sound investments
To avoid pitfalls, Russ offers a game plan couples can use to achie ... more
New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers.
Tim Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere.
With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of workthat we work to serve others, not ourselvesca ... more
John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters in INTENTIONAL LIVING.
We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.
The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to d ... more
What's Hiding In Your Heart? Deep down, every woman longs to feel loved and secure. We may think we look to God for these things, but in reality we often run to food, Facebook, or friendship first. Worshiping God's gifts is idolatry. And idolatry destroys intimacy with God and steals our joy. In this book, author Dee Brestin brings unfailing principles and vivid testimonies to guide you, step-by-step, to freedom and a life-changing intimacy with the True Lover of your soul.
Follow Your Own Lead! The Next Generation Leader has been challenging young Christians eager to learn, grow, and lead in ministry or in the marketplace since its original release in 2003. Now with an all-new look, this repackaged version continues to advance the mission of the first release. Mentoring young leaders as they face the unique issues of a changing world has been pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanley's passion for more than a decade. Here he shares material from his leadership training sessions, developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character, clarity, courage, and competency. This is the perfect guide for any new leader - or for the mentor of a future leader!
Cutting your losses. Raising the white flag. Getting out while you can. Giving up. While endings are a natural part of life, we often experience them with a sense of sadness, hesitation, resignation, or regret. Psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud sees endings differently, though, and he asks a powerful question: How different would our personal and professional lives be if, rather than viewing these endings as failures, we saw them as necessary steps for creating the possibility of something better?
In Necessary Endings, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when done well, “necessary endings” allow us to stop pain, foster growth, reach personal and business goals, and live better lives. When done poorly though ... more
In The 21-Day Financial Fast, award-winning writer and Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary has a field-tested financial challenge for you. For twenty-one days, you will put away your credit cards and buy only what you need to survive. With Michelle's guidance during this three-week financial fast, you'll discover how to: Break bad spending habits Plot a course to become debt-free with the Debt Dash Plan Avoid the temptation of overspending for college Learn how to prepare their elderly relatives and themselves for future long-term care expenses Be prepared for any contingency with a Life Happens Fund Stop worrying about money and find the priceless power of financial peace As you discover practical ways to achi ... more
An inspirational book for leaders that borrows the ancient secrets of the shepherd to uncover a fresh perspective on the art of leadership and management.
Contains fun ideas while enroute to camps,etreats, and the like---and much more!
In "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, "The Five Temptations of a CEO" and "The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive." This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.
Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight.
In this book, Lencioni delivers a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. He offers leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health -- complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation's leading organizations.
"The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time." -Ken Blanchard
With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, veteran author, speaker and leadership expert Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this ver ... more
"Built to Last, " the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.
But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?
Most Christians fall into one of two main problems when it comes to work: Either they are idle in their work, or they have made an idol of it. Both of these mindsets---idleness in work and idolatry of work---are deadly misunderstandings of how God intends for us to think about our employment. In The Gospel at Work, Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert unpack the powerful way in which the gospel can transform our work. They answer some of the tough questions that Christians in the workplace often ask, like: What factors should matter most in choosing a job? How should I think about how to treat my boss, my co-workers, and my employees? Is full-time Christian work more valuable than my job? Is it ok to be motivated by money? ... more
Can you develop your full potential without using it up? Yes, says one of today's foremost leadership experts! Encouraging you to cultivate the self-awareness necessary to nurture personal growth, he helps you value yourself, improve by following in the footsteps of mentors, implement a personal vision, contribute toward the development of others, and more. 304 pages, softcover
"H3 Leadership" provides a practical road map for implementing and living out the transformational habits of a leader.
True leadership can be complex. Brad Lomenick keeps it simple with the three transformational habits of leadership: stay hungry, be humble, always hustle. These powerful words describe the leader who is willing to work hard, get it done, and make sure it's not about him or her; the leader who knows that influence is about developing the right habits for success.
"H3 Leadership" is an application-driven, practical leadership resource that provides much needed guidance on how to run the leadership race well. Based on a decade of work with Catalyst and the gathered insights of leaders in a wide ran ... more
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave's money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt and invest. If you're looking for practical information to answer all your How? What? and Why? questions about money, this is the book for you. You'll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all giving. Now let's be honest: This is the handbook of Financial Peace University. If you've been through Dave's 13-week class, you won't find much new information in this book.
"The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, "by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating ... more
Next to their "Experiencing God" classic," Spiritual Leadership" is one of Henry and Richard Blackaby's most highly regarded and best-selling books to date, encouraging business and church leaders alike to follow God's biblical design for success. In fact, the Barna Group reports that pastors list it among today's most influential writings on the topic of how God develops, guides, and empowers spiritual leaders. In this new trade paper edition of "Spiritual Leadership," the Blackabys update their notes on the key points regarding a leader's challenges, character qualities, influence, decision making techniques, and more, all the while focusing on how leaders discover and promote God's vision for their organization an ... more
Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze teach parents how to raise money-smart kids in a debt-filled world.
In "Smart Money Smart Kids, "financial expert and best-selling author Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze equip parents to teach their children how to win with money. Starting with the basics like working, spending, saving, and giving, and moving into more challenging issues like avoiding debt for life, paying cash for college, and battling discontentment, Dave and Rachel present a no-nonsense, common-sense approach for changing your family tree.
Best-selling author of "The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges? Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets.
"Servant Leader summarizes the Four Dimensions of Leadership:
the head (leadership assumptions and methods)
the hands (application and leadership behavior)
the heart (edging God out)
the habits (solitude, prayer, study of scripture, unconditional love, etc.)
The thousands who have attended his seminars witnessed the transforming po ... more
"New York Times" best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows anyone how to lead, regardless of their level in any organization.
In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: "How do I apply leadership principles if I'm not the boss?" It's a valid question that Maxwell answers in "The 360 Degree Leader."
You don't have to be the "main" leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, ... more
Now in paperback, this national bestseller provides the key to visionary leadership by drawing on the lessons of the greatest leader of all. Following the example of Jesus, Laurie Beth Jones details a simple, profound, and often humorous approach to inspiring, motivating, and managing others.
Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is "a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be." With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his God-given vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. He shows how the life of this great ancient visionary, determined to rebuild the ruined walls of Jerusalem, reveals principles that can prepare us to find and follow God's multifaceted vision for our own lives. Now this bestseller is again available in an attractive, affordable paperback!
John C. Maxwell, the New York Times bestselling author and motivational speaker, is known for his brilliant insights into the nature of leadership-and how we can tap into unfound abilities within ourselves. His new book turns to the wellspring of tradition, as he offers inspiration, learning, and the power of prayer from the lives of Old Testament heroes.
RUNNING WITH THE GIANTS In the race of life — a contest of stamina, endurance, faith, and understanding — we are never alone. Others have run it before us. In John C. Maxwell's vision of humanity, they are in the stands, urging us on, praying for us, and offering the wisdom of their experience. We need only listen for their voices and hear thei ... more