We have now reached a tipping point—the spread of Islam is rapidly altering the way we live. These changes are cause for alarm, for they endanger our freedoms of speech and religion.
At the same time, this opens an incredible door of ministry for Christians, for Muslims normally do not have access to the gospel in their own lands.
In The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, readers will discover helpful answers to these questions and more:How does Islam’s growing influence affect me personally?In what ways are our freedoms of speech and religion in danger?How can I extend Christ’s love to Muslims around me?
A sensitive, responsible, and highly informative must-read!
In When A Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer studies seven similarities between Nazi Germany and America today—some of them chilling—and cautions us to respond accordingly. Engaging, well-researched, and easy to understand, Lutzer’s writing is that of a realist, one alarmed but unafraid. Amidst describing the messes of our nation’s government, economy, legal pitfalls, propaganda, and more, Lutzer points to the God who always has a plan.
At the beginning of the twentieth Century, Nazi Germany didn’t look like a country on the brink of world-shaking terrors. It looked like America today. When a Nation Forgets God uses history to warn us of a future that none of us wants to see. It urges us to be ordinary heroes who speak up and take action.
These handpicked verses provide a foundation of wisdom and hope to show readers who God is and what He has done for them, as well as who they are and how they can successfully live the Christian life.
The end is near. While these often sound like words of insane rambling, they can also be a sensible presentation of truth. Acknowledging that what is yet to come is beyond the scope of our wildest projections, pastor and scholar Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. There is much we can know.
Within this book are ten events we can be certain of, ten events that will change our future forever. You will be encouraged to renew your expectation of the return of the Messiah and, in so doing, be motivated to live pure lives for Him.
The King is Coming has been written precisely to aid your own exploration of biblical prophecies with sound, sensible, balanced perspectives based on the simple meaning of the biblical texts. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what comes next, but also empowerment and instruction to live accordingly in the here and now.
In How You Can Be Sure That You Will Spend Eternity With God, repected pastor and author Erwin Lutzer explains why you can know, even now, where you will be after death. He insists that many who expect to enter heaven will discover that they were sadly mistaken. But it is not too late for those who are still living to choose the right path-- and know it! No matter how much you know about the Gospel, this compelling book will provide a radical understanding of God's grace and power. This book is for you! And for a friend!
In One Minute After You Die, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says on this critical subject. Topics include:Can near-death experiences teach us anything about life after death? What does the Bible say about purgatory? What will heaven be like? Is it realistic to believe in hell? How can we prepare for our own final moment?
With 500,000 copies in print, this classic work makes an encouraging gift for believers and a tasteful word of caution for the undecided.
How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with God—it’s a big promise, but this short book delivers. It answers a host of questions, such as:Will good deeds help me get into heaven?Who goes to heaven and who doesn’t?What role do I have in my own salvation?Can I lose my salvation if I commit a serious sin?Is it wrong to doubt my salvation, and what should I do if I doubt?
Dr. Lutzer takes many scriptural teachings and siphons them into clear, cohesive truths. The result is a concise, accessible book about how to be saved and be sure you are saved. It is straight gospel—applicable to the skeptic, newly saved, and long-time believer alike.
To their own detriment, many Christians have emptied the judgment seat of Christ of its meaning, living like they will never meet His knowing gaze. For this they may have tears in heaven.
In this provocative book, Dr. Erwin Lutzer argues that remorse in heaven awaits those who don’t live fully for God on earth. Exploring the often-overlooked Scriptures about reward and judgment for Christians, Dr. Lutzer answers questions like:How will believers be judged?Do rewards for faithfulness vary?If heaven is perfect, why do rewards even matter?
His answers are immensely practical. Your Eternal Reward will prompt you to live more faithfully, whether in your conduct, your speech, or even your use of money, that you might enjoy heaven all the more.
What is sown on earth is reaped in heaven, and Dr. Lutzer will have you taking this truth to heart.
God can both bless and curse a nation. God judges nations based on the amount of light and opportunity they are given. God sometimes uses exceedingly evil nations to judge those that are less evil. When God judges a nation, the righteous suffer with the wicked. God’s judgments take various forms. In judgment, God’s target is often His people, not just the general population. God sometimes reverses intended judgments. Provocative questions for individual reflection or group discussion complete each chapter of the book. Throughout, Lutzer’s insights into how Christians should view government equips them “to think with the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.”
Everyone has a dream, a desire to accomplish some special purpose in their lifetime. Whether shattered or fulfilled; whether small or large; whether past or present, dreams invite people to live life to its fullest. In these pages, readers will learn about the dreams of a young man who was rejected by his family, betrayed by his brothers, and sent to prison because he was falsely accused of attempted rape. And yet twenty years after his emotional roller coaster began, the dream he had as a teenager was fulfilled.
Through this engaging study of the life of Joseph, one of the most popular and beloved Bible characters, bestselling author Erwin W. Lutzer shows today's Christians how to: -embrace their dream as God-given and faith-filled -understand how a dream can be shattered by sin -nurture their dream and live it out -handle the tests and trials along the way
Written with the insightful and inspiring tone that has made Lutzer the bestselling author of more than twenty books, this inspiring resource encourages believers to look to God for guidance and direction to keep their dream alive.
Death comes to all, and yet death is not the end. For some, death is the beginning of unending bliss, for others, unending despair. This study guide companion to One Minute After You Die is perfect for those who want to go deeper in their understanding of life after death. Dr. Lutzer will guide you to a biblical and practical perspective on issues like:Channeling, reincarnation, and near-death experiencesWhat heaven and hell will be likeThe justice of eternal punishmentTrusting in God’s providencePreparing for your own final moment
Split into eight manageable sections, this study guide will help you to engage the material via study questions, discussion points, and personal reflection. The One Minute After You Die DVD is also available to help guide your group or individual study.
Though the afterlife is shrouded in mystery, the Bible does peel back the curtain. Dr. Lutzer will help you understand what is on the other side.
"To stand at the foot of the cross is to witness the purpose for which God created the world."
The cross is a wonder unfathomable. Time cannot contain its reach. No heart can endure its weight. And yet it is the center of everything. It cannot be passed over.
Pastor and author Erwin W. Lutzer believes that the better we grasp what the cross meant to Christ, the better we grasp what it should mean to us. To do this, Lutzer examines Jesus’ cries from the cross.
Search with him and see how God’s love and justice meet. Know the weight of sin and the power of redemption. Look upon Jesus in His weakness, obedience, sorrow, and compassion. Let the scandal of the cross give you pause.
The cross deserves our attention. Journey forth into the heart of Jesus, that your own heart may be shaped to His.
Pastor to Pastor is an inspiring collection of twenty articles written by Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. Dr. Lutzer offers practical advice on how to handle difficult situations involving:unrealistic expectations from the congregationlazy Christiansnegative and critical church membersburnout politicschurch splitscounselingpublic invitationsconflicts with the church board... and more
Dr. Lutzer gives pastors encouragement and solutions that will help them better serve God and their churches.
Tolerance sees all religions as spokes of one wheel, spinning everyone together in harmony with God. Christ Among Other gods shows how this wobbly wheel simply doesn’t hold up.
Walking you through a study of Christ—from his birth to his promised second coming—pastor and scholar Erwin W. Lutzer presents Jesus as He is: the only way of salvation. Learn how to:Describe the uniqueness of Christ Defend the claims of Christianity Debunk the myths that many tout
The tensions between tolerance and truth are growing, as are the challenges of representing Christ in today’s world. Christ Among Other gods will help you understand and navigate these challenges. It gives you the facts you need to counter the claims of false religions with the truth of Christ. And what is more, it will help you fall more in love with Jesus, the only way, truth, and life.
"If you want to understand Christ better, defend Him with more confidence, and worship Him with more single-mindedness, this book is for you." — Josh McDowell, Josh McDowell Ministry
A May 2009 Gallup poll revealed that fifty-seven percent of Americans oppose same-sex marriage, while only forty percent are in favor of it (down from forty-six percent in 2007). This short, easy-to-read book helps shed light on what so many people believe, and why they ought not be at a loss about what to do now.
The headlines only tell part of the story. In this revised and updated version of his bestselling book, Dr. Erwin Lutzer clearly and accurately depicts the truth about what is at stake here. By asking the right questions and by pinpointing the very real ramifications of same-sex marriage this handbook will help guide reality back to Truth.
Dr. Lutzer expertly answers the questions that so many individuals, parents, friends, and families are asking:
-How did we get to this point?
-Why is marriage, as God intended it, better—and healthier?
-How can I talk to my kids about this?
-How do I responsibly read, watch, and filter the news?
-Is there still hope?
Let no one say that we have to choose between loving homosexuals and opposing same-sex marriages. Biblically, love is defined not as license to legitimatize sinful behavior of any kind, but love helps us see that there is a better way. Obviously, we must be as concerned about our own sins as we are about the sins of the homosexual community. We must be concerned enough to speak out about any action, heterosexual or homosexual, that violates God’s intended plan for marriage and the family.
This simple, straightforward look at the issue of same-sex marriage will equip you to know what is really happening and, most importantly, why it matters for you.
This is the story of a shy, wisecrack kid from rural Canada becoming a well-known American preacher. It’s a story of seemingly random events deciding one man’s destiny. But most of all, it’s a story of God leading one of His dear children along.
Join Erwin Lutzer on this tour of his life—from a Saskatchewan farm to a Dallas seminary to the historic Moody Church in Chicago. Hear his personal reflections and tales of pastoral hardship. Meet the people who have shaped him: his parents, professors, family, and even the great evangelist Billy Graham. And see how his many roles—author, speaker, evangelist, historian, and cultural critic—have carried his prophetic voice beyond Moody’s pulpit, even abroad.
Part story and part reflection, full of heart with a dose of wit, He Will Be the Preacher is a personal and engaging witness to the providence of God.
Erwin Lutzer offers hope and a challenge to Christians. It is not time to despair even as we face these difficult realities. Two thousand years of church history are behind us to show that the church does not need freedom or ease in order to be faithful. God’s calling on His people can be fulfilled no matter what.
Dr. Lutzer calls Christians to be agents of change in these increasingly secular times, and he offers hope and direction. As the nation morphs, Christians are called to adjust, to be faithful ambassadors for Christ in a country where many are turning away from Him.
Can I judge without being judgmental?
We live in a world that tolerates everything but judgment. What we don’t realize is that right judgment is the key to right living. Who Are You To Judge? is Lutzer’s word to a culture that hates being told how to live and to a church called to purity.
After explaining the difference between judging and being judgmental, Lutzer guides Christians in discerning various critical issues, including miracles, matters of doctrine, and godly engagement with entertainment and culture.
With a passion for biblical truth and intolerance for lies, Lutzer is compelling and gut-honest. Who Are You to Judge? calls us to not only embrace the truth, but also to live according to it, speaking the truth in love to a world so desperately in need of both.
Many Christians are oblivious to the Devil and his schemes, and this is precisely the problem. If you don’t know why you need to know about the Devil, then this book is especially for you.
In God’s Devil, pastor and scholar Erwin W. Lutzer takes us to the corners of Scripture to which we seldom go. With surprising insights and potent quotes at every turn, God’s Devil will:Teach you how Satan fits into God’s great plans for the worldGive you confidence in God’s everlasting victory over SatanEquip you to withstand Satan’s schemes against you
Martin Luther once said, “Even the Devil is God’s devil.” So while this is a book about Satan, it is even more about God’s sovereign power over him. Read it for comfort, read it for peace, and read it for strength.Consider digging deeper with the God’s Devil DVD and study guide.
Bitterness is a self-inflicted wound. By choosing not to forgive, we voluntarily sentence ourselves to diminished, pain-filled lives. Why would anyone do such a thing? Because forgiveness seems an inappropriate response to offense. Painful, personal wounds cry out for justice.
But what if justice is not possible? Or if it doesn't undo the damage done? In this DVD series of lessons and companion study guide, noted pastor and author Erwin Lutzer carefully illustrates how it is possible to right the wrongs of your life. Whether you've been wronged--or have wronged others--he makes it possible to experience the freedom of forgiveness and the restoration of a clear conscience.
Readers will find this a wonderful resource for expanding their prayer horizons and enriching their relationship with God.
Now small groups can grapple with the content of The King is Coming together through this study guide experience. This guide provides answers for those questioning what comes next – and empowers and instructs participants to live accordingly in the here and now.
The King is Coming Study Guide is supplemented by The King is Coming DVD, which provides accompanying teachings by Pastor Lutzer for a full small group experience.
"It is the best treatment of the person and work of the enemy I have ever read." — R. C. Sproul, from the foreword to God’s Devil
Many Christians are oblivious to the devil and his schemes. Others look for him everywhere. All need to hear what God’s Devil has to say: that the devil roams about, but on God’s leash.
In this accompanying study guide to God’s Devil, pastor and scholar Erwin W. Lutzer helps you internalize his message through summary questions, discussion points, and personal reflection. The ten study chapters will:Teach you about Satan and his role in God’s plan for the worldGive you confidence in God’s eternal victory over SatanEquip you to withstand Satan’s schemes
Perfect for individual or group study, this guide will comfort and strengthen you in your Christian walk as you learn of God’s sovereign power over Satan.
Intended to be used with the God’s Devil DVD.
“Deine Reich komme,” Hitler prayed publicly—“Thy Kingdom come.” But to whose kingdom was he referring?
When Germany truly needed a savior, Adolf Hitler falsely assumed the role. He directed his countrymen to a cross, but he bent and hammered the true cross into a horrific substitute: a swastika.
Where was the church through all of this? With a few exceptions, the German church looked away while Hitler inflicted his “Final Solution” upon the Jews. Hitler’s Cross is a chilling historical account of what happens when evil meets a silent, shrinking church, and an intriguing and convicting exposé of modern America’s own hidden crosses.
Erwin W. Lutzer extracts a number of lessons from this dark chapter in world history, such as:The dangers of confusing church and stateThe role of God in human tragedyThe parameters of Satan's freedomHitler's Cross is the story of a nation whose church forgot its call and discovered its failure way too late. It is a cautionary tale for every church and Christian to remember who the true King is.
Many answer this question with a staunch No! Critics increasingly attempt to poke holes in the authority of Scripture and deflate faith among believers. But ask Dr. Erwin Lutzer if you can trust the Bible, and he’ll give a resounding Yes!
In this accompanying study guide to the popular book Seven Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible, pastor and scholar Erwin W. Lutzer helps you internalize exactly why you can trust God’s Word. Through summary questions, discussion points, and personal reflection, you’ll become more familiar with:The logical claims of the Bible The historical reliability of the Bible The prophetic predictions of the Bible The authority of Christ The story of creation The role of God’s providence in creating the Bible The power of God’s Word in your life
Let this guide—ideal for group and individual study—increase your confidence in God’s Word.
Intended to be used with the 7 Reasons Why You Can Trust the Bible DVD.
So many false notions of hell cloud our thinking. It's time to dig into Scripture to separate fact from fiction. Erwin Lutzer compares the teachings of several religions against the truth of Scripture. His detailed look at the realities of hell paints a chilling picture of the fate awaiting thsoe who reject Christ.
Ignoring hell will not make it go away. Coming to grips with it will give you a renewed appreciation for your salvation and a deeper desire to lead others to the Savior.
If you are a Christian, you have been guaranteed eternity in heaven. And just like that game show winner, the more you know about your destination, the better prepared you will be.
Coming to Grips with Heaven is a detailed look at what the Bible tells us about heaven. From the perfect bodies we will receive to the glorious duties we will perform, Erwin Lutzer describes what eternity will—and will not—hold for believers. His uplifting account will restore your perspective and fill you with hope.
We know that God disciplines all His children, but how do we recognize His discipline? And why are some people more severely chastised than others?
Dr. Lutzer points out three kinds of discipline. Educative discipline is given to strengthen us. Preventative discipline is brought into our lives to keep us from sin. And retributive discipline occurs when we are directly chastened for specific sins.
In this eBooklet, Dr. Lutzer treats the subject of God's discipline from a thorough study of Scripture and applies biblical principles to real-life experience.
Failure is a fact of life, one we’d rather forget. Fortunately it has a silver lining. Failure, the Back Door to Success shows us how God uses even our sins, shortcomings, and weaknesses in His perfect plan. It will inspire you to:Learn from the past without being controlled by itEmbrace your limitationsAccept yourself as God accepts youBe more gracious toward othersRedefine your idea of success
Easy to follow, illustrated with engaging stories, and deeply encouraging, Failure, the Back Door to Success speaks straight to the heart. It will make you feel free to try and unafraid of failing, knowing that God is the one at work in you, and that he’s not finished yet. And that’s the first step toward success, every time.
“This book is sorely needed in our overanalyzed, under-motivated, and guilt-ridden Christian society. It can be a life changer to anyone tired of the old one-step-forward-and-two-steps-backward routine.” — Howard G. Hendricks
The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith.
The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin's reform of Geneva.
Erwin Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western Civilization.
This eBooklet identifies several of the pressures that ignite marital conflict and points the reader to biblical solutions. Dr. Lutzer believes that even long-standing differences can, in many instances, be overcome through the power of Christ. Even those who live with relationships beyond repair will be encouraged to prove that Christ can give grace in the midst of a failed marriage.
This eBooklet attempts to answer some basic questions: What should be our attitude toward death? Can we accept the experience of others as a valid basis for anticipating what will await us when we die? Is there an intermediate state prior to heaven or hell?
Dr. Lutzer takes the data of both the Old and the New Testament to show that only through God's revelation can we be sure what awaits those who die. For many people, death is but a doorway into the glories of heaven; for others, it will be a frightening disappointment.
In this powerful book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you:discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction inspire others to excellence and success
Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleague, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others—and that's what effective leadership is all about.
Now America's leadership expert, John Maxwell, gives you the tools you need to Be All You Can Be. In this powerful book filled with easy-to-grasp truths you can put to work right away, you'll discover the principles of success that can really help you succeed. Maxwell will guide you through four key steps:Know: Discover the principles for fulfilling your God-given potential. Show: Learn how to model the principles so others can see them at work. Go: Roll up your sleeves, get out into the world, and live what you've learned. Grow: Experience living at your full potential, continually assessing your progress.
As a result, you'll gain considerable hope for the future, which in turn will give you power to overcome in the present. Successful living and leading starts now: Accept the challenge to Be All You Can Be.
In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides a woman with insight into who she really is and gives her the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.
Steve Scott flunked out of every job he held in his first six years after college. He couldn’t succeed no matter how hard he tried. Then Dr. Gary Smalley challenged him to study the book of Proverbs, promising that in doing so he would achieve greater success and happiness than he had ever known. That promise came true, making Scott a millionaire many times over.
In The Richest Man Who Ever Lived, Scott reveals Solomon’s key for winning every race, explains how to resolve conflicts and turn enemies into allies, and discloses the five qualities essential to becoming a valued and admired person at work and in your personal life. Scott illustrates each of Solomon’s insights and strategies with anecdotes about his personal successes and failures, as well as those of such extraordinary people as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Steven Spielberg.
At once inspiring and instructive, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived weaves the timeless truths of one of our greatest works of literature into a detailed roadmap for successful living today.
You are the movie. Produced by Faith parallels each step of the Hollywood filmmaking process with the faith-making process God uses to turn your career into a success. You will discover that it is possible to be both wildly successful and completely committed to God—and that you will be even more successful when you place your faith at the center of your career. You can unleash the power of your faith as your greatest professional advantage and use the compass of God’s Word to guide you to your true passion and purpose in life.
In this informative, inspiring book, DeVon reveals the secrets to maintaining your faith while advancing in your career. Here he shows you:
• How to discover The Big Idea for your life
• How to take your career to the next level • How to recognize the signs God sends you that indicate when it’s time to move in a new direction
• How to stand firm on your Christian principles without compromise
• How to work with people who don’t understand your beliefs
• How to choose a profession, industry, or company that is in tune with your purpose
DeVon says, “I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God’s hands and trust him, you can’t account for all the ways he will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations. . . . If I have learned anything, it’s this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.”
Before Joel Manby won the respect of America with his appearance on the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, he was a highly successful corporate executive. After the show aired, many of the 18 million viewers wrote to him about the profound impact of his servant leadership. In Love Works, Joel Manby introduces us to the power of agape love in the workplace.
After years of leading thousands of men and women, Manby has proven that leading with love is effective, even in a business environment. Manby challenges leaders to allow integrity and faith to guide leadership decisions, outlining seven time-proven principles that break down the natural walls within corporate cultures, empowering managers and employees, disarming difficulties, and cultivating an atmosphere that builds long-term success. Manby also leverages the undeniable truth that love builds healthy relationships at home---why not use the same behavior to build healthy relationships at work?
Filled with techniques, stories, and models that clearly explain the formulas for successful speaking, Swindoll teaches readers the foundational principles for how to communicate, from preparing for a speech, organizing thoughts, and filtering out the superfluous to overcoming fears, grabbing the listener's attention, and knowing how and when to stop.
With humorous stories and inventive, practical tips, one of America's premier communicators shares decades of experience on how to speak with authority in every situation, persuade others to consider the reader's perspective, overcome the reader's fears of public speaking, and love others more effectively with the reader's words. He also shares his personal story and the journey to becoming a world-famous speaker.
In The 21-Day Financial Fast, award-winning writer and The Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary proposes a field-tested financial challenge. For twenty-one days, participants will put away their credit cards and buy only the barest essentials. With Michelle’s guidance during this three-week financial fast, you will discover how to:Break bad spending habitsPlot a course to become debt-free with the Debt Dash PlanAvoid the temptation of overspending for collegeLearn how to prepare elderly relatives and yourself for future long-term care expensesBe prepared for any contingency with a Life Happens FundStop worrying about money and find the priceless power of financial peace
As you discover practical ways to achieve financial freedom, you’ll experience what it truly means to live a life of financial peace and prosperity.
Thousands of individuals have participated in the fast and as a result have gotten out of debt and become better managers of their money and finances. The 21-Day Financial Fast is great for earners at any income-level or stage of life, whether you are living paycheck-to-paycheck or just trying to make smarter financial choices.
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 and move people on to His agenda. There are also new chapters on leading change and leading teams.
• Choosing values
• Aiming for excellence
• Maintaining integrity
• Finding the courage to change
• Helping others reach their potential
Arranged with your busy schedule in mind, this book offers you Blanchard's most important concepts in an accessible format. You can reach for instant motivation and insight on a daily basis or soak it up in one reading. Powerfully challenging and deeply inspiring, The Heart of a Leader will enable you to develop the courageous heart of a true leader, master key attitudes and actions to impact lives around you, and enjoy the profound wisdom that only Ken Blanchard can deliver.
John MacArthur, Jr. believes that peace is not only possible, it's a divine mandate. Drawing from a rich legacy of teaching and ministry, MacArthur puts aside cultural cures to uncover the source of our anxiety and stress. Based on solid Biblical insights, Anxious for Nothing shares how we can overcome uncertainty, defeat doubt, and be truly worry-free.
This revised and updated edition includes a guide for both personal and group study and features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.
Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?
When we take God’s purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work.
What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:
• Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith even tying your shoes.
• How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.
• How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.
• How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
• How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
• How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God’s global purposes.
By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.
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