In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
by Mark Batterson
Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn’t chase. It’s not the things you did in life that you regret, it’s the things you didn’t do. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path.
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21).
Unleash the lion chaser within!…
by Francis Chan
This book is one of those books that will affect you. Deeply. Passionately. If you wish yourself or your church to have more passion, more love for people who attend, look like the Acts 2 church? Maybe some ONE is missing.
If you long to read a book that will show you how to get more peace, joy, love, self control and the other fruit of the spirit, and the Bible is just not speaking to you as you know it could be—this book might just be the catalyst you need to show you how to live the life God wants you to experience.
If that resonates, you really do need to absorb what Francis Chan trying to say in this heart-filled message.
Friend Raising – by Betty Barnett
Many Christians considering missionary service are more fearful of support raising than of being martyred on the mission field. Principles used here are practical, timeless, relevant and important in building missionary support. Betty Barnett began full-time voluntary Christian service in 1975, dependent upon missionary support from her church and individuals. Her home is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, where she leads the College of Communication for Youth With A Mission’s University of the Nations-Kona campus. She teaches internationally on principles that have benefitted thousands of missionaries.
How to Win Friends… by Dale Carnegie
“You can win more friends, business in two months by being interested in other people. Instead of two years trying to get other people interested in you.”
A fascinating book revealing secrets of successful people across the globe– its all about relationships. Our ability to win and influence people give us advantage in everything. It’s a platform for one to climb the ladder of success and learn the three fundamental techniques in handling people. Six ways to make people like you. Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
Continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. This book has inspired and empowered readers for over 25 years. To be effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles based on a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.
First Things First
First Things First can help you understand why so often our first things aren’t first. Rather than offering you another clock, First Things First provides you with a compass, ( “true north”) because where you’re headed is more important than how fast you’re going.
I personally found especially useful the two-by-two matrix he discusses as a way to organize yourself. The four resulting quadrants include:
1. Important and Urgent
2. Important, Not Urgent
3. Urgent, Not Important
4. Not Urgent, Not Important
Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t
Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships where things have gone wrong. Check out my blog Avoid Unsafe Relationships. Judged, manipulated controlled, or worse.? The impact of being with an unsafe person can be damaging to your confidence, your trust in others, and even your health. Learn to identify toxic relationships and avoid stress that may lead to health issues.