157 pages, 9 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Revell
Almost everyone has found themselves in a situation where they don’t know if they should bite their tongue or speak their mind. When is silence golden and when is it better to speak up?
When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up offers practical guidelines for people who want to improve their communication skills. It will help readers explore the cost and purpose of silence, how to ask good questions, how to overcome pressure to remain silent, and more. Using biblical and contemporary examples, this book shares important strategies for discerning God’s direction, acting on his word, and building better communication within your workplace, church, and home.
222 pages, 7 5-star reviews, 1 4-star review
ASK yourself, what does it take to lead the church in the 21st century? Will the same skills used during the Industrial and Information Ages work in the Conceptual Age? What personality traits of a conceptual leader will invite the church to move past its current place in order to be where God is leading? With churches closing faster than we can plant them, is there hope of moving forward in the 21st century?
WITH the shift from left brain dominance of the Industrial and Information Ages to right brain dominance in the Conceptual Age, “church leadership” needs to redefine what it means to be a “leader.” Long gone are the days of “Jesus as CEO” or “Pastor as CEO.” Long gone are the “Maxwellian” views of leadership – and the left brain dominance of such teachings. This book is designed to invite you to explore your right brain and to invite others to explore a right brain personality with hopes to bring the church back to life?
HOW do we make that shift? We need to embrace our right brain.
THIS book addresses some very important questions. Where are we now? How did we get here? Where do we need to be? How do we get there?
280 pages, 8 5-star reviews
Alcatraz, an icon of hopelessness and isolation. A prison where a rich and satisfying life is locked out by 50’ tall barbwire-topped walls, an intricate fail-safe security system, and surrounded by the freezing cold waters of the San Francisco Bay.
The Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of our brokenness. Everyone is faced with a choice; are you going to serve a life sentence? Or, are you going receive God’s promise of freedom by following Jesus Christ? (Galatians 3:22 )
It’s not easy, but you can…Swim to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but you do it for an eternal prize. So, swim with purpose through the water (Heart) with every breath (Soul), navigation (Mind), kick (Strength), and stroke (Loving Others). Discipline your body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Keep Pressing toward the Goal to claim the prize which Christ Jesus has already won for you. (Philippians 3:12) The prize of a rich and satisfying life. (John 10:10)
Immersion: Live out the life God has envisioned for you.
Originally published in 1992 by Tyndale, but out of print. It looks like the author revised it and re-released it independently in 2010 – 6 5-star reviews
Join the ever-increasing army of Christians who are learning to relate to God on the biblical basis of grace alone. Find out how the grace of God imparts godly character to you and in you, day after day and year after year. Find out how and why legalism imparts only ungodliness. Grace Plus Nothing is filled with Scripture and practical examples leading to the conclusion that godly character comes about through grace alone.
136 pages, 4 reviews, all 4 or 5 stars. This is a book by an African Christian and most reviews seem to be from reviewers that grew up in Africa.
Once again, Nana Awere Damoah has a splendid achievement to his name in this, his second book of stories, articles, aphorisms and poetry. His style is graphic, entertaining and indisputably Ghanaian. Whether he is lauding the efforts of his countrymen, exhorting everyone to thoughtfulness and faith, deploring the politicisation of local issues or making astute comments on his schooldays, he is frank and ‘in your face’ Seriously funny, amusingly instructive and liberally Christian, Damoah offers insights from many sources and hope for the future for his pioneering homeland. He has, like some clever spider in folklore, spun a glittering web of words in our path, trapping many tasty ideas. These we can consume at our leisure, through the gates of thought.
Nana Awere Damoah is a reflective thinker and engineer, a passionate believer in the good of man, determined to leave his thoughts for posterity. He is a Ghanaian Chevening alumnus educated in Ghana and the UK, and author of Excursions in my Mind and Tales from Different Tails.
ReThink Christianity: Taking a Second Look at the Life of Jesus by Ricky Maye
108 pages, Mixed reviews, appears to have good content, but a lot of typos and editing issues. However there is a note that the book was updated after these reviews so it may be better now. Also the author of the previously posted An Emerging Spirituality (still free)
There is a revolution happening in the Church today. One that seems to be questioning the age-old assumptions about an exclusive God who lives so far away from creation. Be rest assured these questions have been asked long before we came along. However, Ricky Maye re-ignites this all-important conversation in an engaging voice that must be heard and speaks of a God who accepts and embraces everyone, even the ones we love to hate. This is a must-read.” -George Elerick
Ricky Maye offers in his newest book, Rethink Christianity, a new avenue for church and leaders to explore. Keeping with his unique teaching style using visual presentations and Hebraic insight far beyond his years. Ricky will take you on a journey to discover the inviting, loving, embracing love that the “Church was meant to be.” dealing with real issues Ricky uses his insight to expand our thinking of what the terms Church, Christian and Kingdom are all about.
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