Author: Kenman L.Wong & Scott B.Rae
Publisher: IVP Academic
Price: RM61.45Is business just a way to make money? Or can the marketplace a venue for service to others? Scott B. Rae and Kenman L. Wong seek to explore this and other critical business issues from a uniquely Christian perspective, offering up a vision for work and service that is theologically grounded and practically oriented. Among the specific questions they address along the way are these:
-What implications does the Christian story have for the vision, mission or sense of purpose that shapes business engagement?
-What parts of business can be affirmed and practiced "as is" and what parts need to be rejected or transformed?
-What challenges exist as attempts are made to live out Christian ideals in a broken world characterized by tight margins, fierce competition and short-term investor pressures?
-How do Christian values inform specific functional areas of business such as the management of people, marketing and environmental sustainability?Business can be even more than an environment through which individual Christians grow in Christlikeness. In this book you'll discover how it can also be a means toward serving the common good.
Author: Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby
Publisher: B&H Books; Revised edition
Price: RM37.45Next 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 and move people on to His agenda. There are also new chapters on leading change and leading teams.
Author: Kevin W.Mannoia & Larry Walkemeyer
Price: RM38.40Do you ever wonder if you are an effective pastor? Do you wonder how you can measure if you’re effective or not? If so, you’re in good company. In 15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors, Kevin Mannoia and Larry Walkemeyer bring together nine ministry experts (including Jack Hayford, H. B. London and Gordon MacDonald) to tackle the issue of what makes a pastor truly effective. What they have to say may surprise you. This invaluable guidebook explores the 15 character qualities of pastors who are deemed to be the most effective and offers hope to pastors and church leaders who are in doubt about how well they are doing in their role. Whatever your ministry situation, you can expand your impact by strengthening your inner core and developing the characteristics of an effective pastor.
The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You
Author: John C.Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: RM45.15The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: the heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Each entry delivers a powerful leadership principle, ready for real-world practice.
Featuring timeless wisdom from fourteen of John C. Maxwell's (New York Times best-selling author) leadership books, this is a must have for any Maxwell fan or the perfect gift to introduce others to his writing.
Author : Robert Banks
Publisher: Lion UK
Price : RM36.40
A debate of perennial interest, addressing one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers—if God made everything, who made God?Most recently leveled by the New Atheists, the question of the likelihood that God is a human invention was first asked in ancient Greece and has preoccupied religious believers for centuries ever since. Here, renowned scholar Robert Banks explores the history of this objection—from its earliest vocalization in the ancient world to its most famous advocates, including Freud, Marx, and others—and offers compelling evidence that takes both sides of the argument into account. Ideal for those with a general interest in New Atheism or for those studying religion, this informative guide will offer readers the chance to sort out once and for all what—if any—elements of their idea of God are man-made.
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Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions, Third Edition
Author: John Piper
Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions is a modern classic in missiology. A trusted guide for thousands of missionaries, pastors, churches leaders, and laity, it provides a biblical basis for missions, the expansion of the Gospel, and for worship. The third edition has been expanded to include new material critiquing the prosperity gospel and its presence in the church and in missions.
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, Second Edition
Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: Zondervan / Hardcover
Price: RM 86.60
Christian history at its best, from one of the most respected missiologists of our day! Gripping and informative, this long-awaited second edition traces 2,000 years of missions, from the days of the early church to the present. Celebrate the ministries of Paul, Boniface, Adoniram Judson, Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliot, Mother Teresa, Brother Andrew, and many others.
Teaching Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Learning and Teaching
Author: Judith E. Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Baker / Paperback
Price: RM 44.60
This book is designed to complement Sherwood Lingenfelter's highly succesful Ministering Cross Culturally. It takes similar insights and applies them specifically to an educational setting. It also guides readers with little understanding of cross-cultural challenges in ministry and helps them see how cultural sensitivity and effective teaching are inseperably linked. Chapters include discussions about how to uncover cultural biases, how to address intelligence and learning styles, and teaching for biblical transformation. It is ideal for the western-trained educator who plans to work in a non-western setting.
Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility
Author: Duane Elmer
Publisher: Inter-varsity Press / 2006 / Paperback
Price: RM 44.80
The last thing we want to do in cross-cultural ministry is to offend people in other cultures. Unfortunately, all too often and even though we don't mean it, our actions communicate superiority, paternalism, imperialism and arrogance. Our best intentions become unintentional insults. How can we minister in ways that are received as true Christlike service?
Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture. He offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others. Here is culturally-savvy insight into how we can follow Jesus' steps to become global servants.
Whether you're going on your first short-term mission trip or ministering overseas for extended periods, this useful guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to serve effectively in international settings with grace and sensitivity.
Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership
Author: Aubrey Malphurs
Publisher: Baker / Paperback
Price: RM 44.70
If you were to "build" a Christian leader from the ground up, what would you include? Godly character? Pure motives? A servant attitude? Malphurs examines scriptural models of early church leaders; discusses qualities such as credibility, capability, and influence; and shows how to improve your children's leadership. Includes discussion questions and audits for assessing leadership potential.
The Complete Evangelism Guidebook, 2nd edition: Expert Advice on Reaching Others for Christ
Author: Scott Dawson
Publisher: Baker Books / 2008 / Paperback
Price: RM 44.60
A very thorough collection of essays addressing all aspects and nuances of the evangelism issue, from fine-tuning your testimony to what to do when you don't have the answers. Over 50 evangelists share their expertise regarding the transmission of the faith, and in so doing they attempt to alleviate the fear that we feel before learning effective witnessing methods. From atheists to non-believing church-members, from the homeless to members of the entertainment industries, from strangers to our own children, almost everyone is covered by this anthology, making it easier for you to break down the invisible barriers between the unsaved and the Savior.
Author : Michael Keene
Publisher: Lion UK
Price : RM36.00This title provides user-friendly information on the main aspects of the Christian faith—from its origins and history to Christian beliefs, from ways of worshipping to contemporary concerns.
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: RM39.85What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer:
The Ownership Question
The Clarity Question
The Reality Question
The Passion Question
The Pathway Question
The People Question
The Cost Question
The Tenacity Question
The Fulfillment Question
The Significance QuestionMore importantly, Dr. Maxwell helps you to create the right answers, giving you principles and tips to so you can make good decisions and maximize every moment to achieve your dream.
Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.
Author: John C.Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows that talent is just the starting point for a successful impact in any organization. It's what takes you beyond your talent that matters.People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Maxwell, the go-to guru for business professionals across the globe, insists that the choices people make--not merely the skills they inherit--propel them to greatness. Among other truths, successful people know that:
-Belief lifts your talent.
-Initiative activates your talent.
-Focus directs your talent.
-Preparation positions your talent.
-Practice sharpens your talent.
-Perseverance sustains your talent.
-Character protects your talent. . . . and more!It's what you add to your talent that makes the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams.
You can have talent alone and fall short of your potential. Or you can go beyond talent and really stand out.
Author: Dr.J. Robert Clinton
Price: RM40.95LEADERSHIP. Where do leaders come from? What does it take to be a leader? When does leadership begin? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Leadership is not confined to position, title, or training, nor is it limited by experience. In fact, these things sometimes cloud the real issue of leadership. In The Making of a Leader, Dr. Robert Clinton identifies the patterns God uses to develop a leader. By studying the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Dr. Clinton has determined the six stages of leadership development, and he establishes checkpoints to clarify where you are in the process. As you examine these principles and case studies, you’ll begin to recognize that the ministry of leadership flows from a person’s being. And that’s something God continues to mold throughout a lifetime. Designed for use as a resource, The Making of a Leader will prove invaluable for students, lay or professional leaders, counselors, or anyone in a leadership training position. It will help you: 1) Identify those with leadership characteristics 2) Direct the development of maturing leaders 3) Recognize where you are in the development process 4) Counsel those who are experiencing periods of trial or frustration And each chapter concludes with a “personal application” section to further help you become a better prepared leader. “The Making of a Leader will be a great encouragement to leaders (lay, professional or future) as they begin to see the direct hand of God in their development.”-Dr. Robert Clinton
Editor: Asifa Dean, Christie Heller de Leon, Kathy Khang, Nikki A. Toyama, Tracey Gee, Jeanette Yep
Publisher: IVP Books
Price: RM41.00Asian American women are caught between different worlds. Many grew up sensing that daughters were not as valuable as sons. Family expectations and cultural stereotypes assume that Asian American women can only have certain prescribed roles, as if our worth comes only through what we do for others. But God has good news for Asian American women. In his eyes, they are his beloved daughters, created for greater purposes than the roles imposed upon us. In this one-of-a-kind book, editors Nikki Toyama and Tracey Gee and a team of Asian American women share how God has redeemed their stories and helped them move beyond cultural and gender constraints. With the help of biblical role models and modern-day mentors, these women have discovered how God works through their ethnic identity, freeing them to use their gifts and empowering them to serve and lead. The contributors include writers of East Asian heritage (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) as well as Southeast Asian (Filipina) and South Asian (Pakistani). Their diverse perspectives shed light on common threads in the Asian American experience, providing encouragement and guidance to others on the journey. God has so much more in store for Asian American women than cultural norms, gender roles and old stereotypes of geisha girls or dutiful daughters. Experience the joy and freedom of becoming the Asian American Christian woman God intended you to be.
Author: C.Gene Wilkes
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Price: RM35.85Master the leadership skills you need to be your very best! Wilkes discusses every aspect of an honorable servant leader---from humbling your heart to building a winning team. His personal stories show how following Jesus, taking risks, sharing responsibility, exercising authority, and other essential skills work in real life. Foreword by Calvin Miller.
Author: Randy Alcorn
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Price: RM38.40What does the Bible really say about money? This completely revised and updated version of the classic best-seller provides a Christian perspective about money and material possessions based on the author's painstaking study of the Bible. Randy Alcorn uses the Scriptures to approach this often touchy subject head-on. Thought-provoking arguments challenge readers to rethink their attitudes and use their God-given resources in ways that will have an eternal impact. Alcorn deals straightforwardly with issues of materialism, stewardship, prosperity theology, debt, and more. An excellent choice for group study as well as individual financial guidance. Includes a study guide and appendix with additional resources.
Author: Carson Pue
Publisher: Baker Books
Who are tomorrow's Christian leaders?Christian churches and organizations will fill fifty thousand strategic ministry positions within the next five to ten years. But what will be required of these leaders, and who will prepare them?
If you are a new leader or find yourself with the unique opportunity to mentor an emerging leader, you know the high expectations and changing demands of ministry positions. In Mentoring Leaders Carson Pue offers trustworthy, substantial guidance to prepare you for service. He boldly addresses the spiritual aspects of Christian leadership development to help you strengthen your character, calling, and competency. With an accessible offering of insight and encouragement, Pue will help you sharpen your vision, shape your values, and share your leadership adventures.
"Drawing on his wide experience, Carson Pue points the way for leaders to connect in mentoring relationships that will help both younger and older leaders to develop their full potential for the kingdom."-Leighton Ford, president, Leighton Ford Ministries
"Carson Pue is a 'leader of leaders,' and Mentoring Leaders is a must-read for every pastor, ministry specialist, and emerging leader."-Steve Russo, best-selling author, They All Can't Be Right
"Anything from Carson Pue is worth listening to. Which means anything written by Carson is worth reading."-James Emery White, Mecklenburg Community Church
"Mentoring Leaders explains and illustrates the Arrow Leadership Program, making its insights available to the many who cannot apply to the program. It will provide a valuable resource for older leaders in their own mentoring of the next generation."-Eddie Gibbs, author, Emerging Churches and ChurchNext
Carson Pue is president of Arrow Leadership Ministries, an international ministry founded by Leighton Ford and committed to mentoring church leaders.
Author: Jim Collins
The ChallengeBuilt 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 verybeginning.
But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
The StudyFor 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?
The StandardsUsing tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.
The ComparisonsThe research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?
Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.
The FindingsThe findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include:
-Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness.
-The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence.
-A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology.
-The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap.
“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”
Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?
Author: Eric O. Jacobsen
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing
"The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor."-- Max De Pree on leadershipThis book unpacks business leader Max De Pree's famous definition of leadership -- originally given for the business world -- and applies it to the church. Eighteen theologians and pastors here offer essays echoing that definition. The Three Tasks of Leadership is refreshingly free of jargon, full of practical and inspirational advice, and perfect for both pastors in the field and pastors in formation.
MONKEY AND THE FISH THE: Liquid Leadership for a Third-culture Church (Leadership Network Innovation Series) [Paperback]
Author: Dave Gibbons
Price: RM48.65Our world is marked by unprecedented degrees of multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, social shifts, international collaboration, and technology-driven changes. The changes are profound, especially when you consider the unchecked decline in the influence, size, and social standing of the church. There is an undercurrent of anxiety in the evangelical world, and a hunger for something new. And we're sensing the urgency of it. We need fresh, creative counterintuitive ways of doing ministry and church and leading it in the 21st century. We need to adapt. Fast. Both in our practices and our thinking.The aim of this book is simple: When we understand the powerful forces at work in the world today, we'll learn how something called The Third Culture can yield perhaps the most critical missing ingredient in the church today - adaptability - and help the church remain on the best side of history. A Third Culture Church and a Third Culture Leader looks at our new global village and the church's role in that village in a revolutionary way.
It's a way to reconnect with the historical roots of what Jesus envisioned the church could be - a people known for a brand of love, unity, goodness, and extravagant spirit that defies all conventions. This book is part of the successful "Leadership Innovation Series".
Be a People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships [Paperback]
Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: David C. Cook
Price: RM27.90Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.
In this powerful new 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 successLoaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleagues, 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.