B is for Biography Part 2

written by: Warren Wiersbe Mark Twain said that a “classic” was a book everybody talked about but nobody read. You can apply that definition to classic sermons, especially “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards. On more than one occasion, I’ve heard people attack the sermon as “brutal”or “barbaric,” and then […]

God’s Significant Squares of Real Estate

written by: Michael Catt Several years back, I got an email from my friend, Tom Sanders. I pulled it out the other day and read it again. It stirred my thoughts and hopefully, it will stir your mind and heart to action. Quoting Tom, “I think that somewhere in the big scheme of things, there […]

"I don't want yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs." - Samuel Goldwyn

"Getting results through people is a skill that cannot be learned in the classroom." - J. Paul Getty

"There's just three things I'd ever say: If anything goes bad, I did it.

"If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you." - Paul (Bear) Bryant

"The longer the title, the less important the job." - George McGovern

"Your ability to make a decision is no better than the information you've been given." -Michael Catt

"Management is nothing more than motivating people." - Lee Iacocca

"Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you're doing can be handled by someone else."

"As a manager, you're paid to be uncomfortable. If you're comfortable, it's a sure sign you're doing things wrong." - Peter Drucker

"There are no office hours for leaders." - Cardinal Gibbons

"Power for good flows through you from God. It does not originate with you." - W. F. Smith

"To get people to follow the straight and narrow path, stop giving them advice and start leading the way." - Howard Hendricks

"A bulldog can whip a skunk, but it's not worth it." - Vance Havner

"It is not enough to have great qualities; we should also have the management of them," - La Rochefoucauld

"Leaders are developed by challenges." - James E. Burke

"Much has been said about my management style, a style that's worked successfully for me during eight years as governor of California and for most of my presidency. The way I work is to identify the problem, find the right individuals to do the job, and then let them go to it. I've found this invariably brings out the best in people. They seem to rise to their full capacity, and in the long run you get more done." - Ronald Reagan, 1987

"I don't believe a chief executive should supervise every detail of what goes on in his organization. The chief executive should set broad policy and general ground rules, tell people what he or she wants them to do, then let them do it; he should make himself (or herself) available, so that the members of his team can come to him if there is a problem. If there is, you can work together and, if necessary, fine-tune the policies. But I don't think a chief executive should peer constantly over the shoulders of the people who are in charge of a project and tell them every few minutes what to do," - Ronald Reagan

"A leader is judged in terms of what others do to obtain the results that he is placed there to get." - Vince Lombardi

"If you wish to succeed in managing and controlling others -learn to manage and control yourself." - William I. H. Boetcker

"The true mark of a Christian leader is trying to build up other people. Raise up other leaders!" - Chuck Colson


Before You Quit

When Ministry Is Not What You Thought – Blaine Allen Today’s Christian leaders are quitting in record numbers. With empathy and practical advice, Blaine Allen restores perspective by providing tools to help ministry leaders review their expectations, evaluate the roots of dissatisfaction, and honestly access their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. Blame is a pastor […]

Into the Depths of God

– Calvin Miller Most believers today are whipped tumultuously through the circumstances of life merely because they are content to live on the surface. People just want enough of God to assure themselves that they are not alone, but they do not want so much of God that the relationship costs them something in service, […]

More Jesus, Less Religion

Moving from Rules to Relationship – Stephen Arterburn, J.Felton, Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton, the authors of Toxic Faith. To all who want to enter into deeper joy, fuller obedience, greater influence, and a healthier experience of God, this book points the way back to the grace of the Lord and shows what it takes […]

Out on The Edge

A Wake-up Call for Church Leaders on the edge of the media – Michael Slaughter The book includes a CD- Rom. A ministry on the edge is a life and death proposition. This book is a description of one pastor’s journey in the areas of worship, cell groups, and self-directed ministry teams. Slaughter’s church started […]

Renewing Your Mind

In A Mindless World – James Montgomery Boice The late Dr. Boice was the pastor of the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The author builds his book around Romans 12: 1,2 -mind renewal and talks about the key ingredients necessary to live a life of nonconformity. Published by Kregel. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online […]

The Search for God’s Own Heart

– Andy Cook A look into the life of King David by an award winning writer. The author weaves the lives of Jonathan, David and Saul together to remind us of what it means to seek God’s heart. The book combines wit, wisdom, and warmth with engaging modern tales. Published by Kregel. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an […]

The Words of Gardner, Vol. 3

– Gardner C. Taylor Gardner C. Taylor is considered by many to be the greatest living African American preacher. He served as pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn for forty-two years. Since retiring in 1990, he has maintained an active travel and speaking schedule. This is the third book in a multi volume set […]

Eutychus: Signed in His Absence

written by: Warren Wiersbe A friend of mine, who is a Very Important Christian Leader, takes time to answer his mail but not to sign the finished letters. His signature is so poor that anybody could sign the letters. His secretary merely stamps the signature: “Dictated by Dr.__ but signed in his absence.” The twenty-second […]

God’s Cure for Ignorance

By Vance Havner Romans 11:25; 1 Corinthians 10:l; 12:l; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 2 Peter 3:8 THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW IT’S PERIL. (Matthew 24:39). THE CHURCH DOES NOT KNOW ITS NEED. (Revelation 3:17). CHRISTIANS DO NOT KNOW THEIR LORD. (John 14:9) SINNERS DO NOT KNOW THE SAVIOR (John 4: 10). From Seasonings by Vance Havner, […]

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