Friday, November 19, 2010

Jungle Warfare

If you are part of a group study or bible fellowship, this is a book you have been looking for! For a group of young Christians it would be great. For a group of fresh, new salesmen it would be a great learning tool to help them understand integrity over sales without compromising sales or self. Cunningham writes a very simple book and illustrates it with biblical principles and ethical examples from both the Old and New Testaments. The book is written in a 22 day format, challenging readers to take on one chapter per day. In just over three weeks, the learning from this book would be helpful to a young Christian. There is a writing section at the end of each chapter and questions to encourage growth in the reader. A mature Christian or an experienced salesman would not benefit much aside from just enjoying the read, or maybe gaining an insight as to how to guide a young person or new salesman in a Christian and successful manner. From the view point of someone who has management experience I found the book elementary at best but for a young person it would make a great group study book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The Walk

Shaun Alexander 2Image by mr.l via Flickr Shaun Alexander is once again scoring, this time with his writing ability. In his book, The Walk, Shaun shares with us the learnings of his life concerning relationship with the Father. “I heard the Holy Spirit say, ‘This is what happens when you walk the Walk. Not perfection. I’m not looking for perfection. I’m looking for order.’”

God invites you to grow through five stages of spiritual maturity

Walking with God is not a contest or a competition, and it has nothing to do with how you look in front of others. Your walk with Christ is the most extreme, dangerous, and intimate adventure you will ever be part of. But all you have to do is walk, which takes you to a place where it’s not about you—instead; you will become part of something that is much bigger than anything you can imagine.

God leads his followers through five stages of spiritual maturity. He begins by working in us even before we trust him, drawing us while we are still Unbelievers. He walks with us when we become Believers, training us so that we can grow to live as Examples of Christ. He works with Examples, showing them how to explain what they believe and making them Teachers. And God calls some Teachers to serve as Imparters, those who do the miraculous work of Jesus on earth.

While our tendency is to run ahead of God or lag behind, just walking with God through the stages of spiritual maturity will transform your life with biblical wisdom, God’s direction, and the power of the Holy Spirit. With God at your side, your life will have an unprecedented impact on others. If you are looking for help to direct your walk, I highly recommend this book!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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