S H A P E

Author: Erik Rees
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310292484
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Illustrated with real-life stories, this inspiring and deeply insightful book guides you through a series of challenges that will help you uncover your God-given S.H.A.P.E.---your unique blend of Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences---and apply it in ways that bring confidence, freedom, clarity, and significance.

S H A P E

Author: Erik Rees
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031027009X
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Describes how to unleash the individuality and uniqueness that God has bestowed, revealing how to tap into the mysteries of our makeup and potential, which will lead to a path of purpose, freedom, confidence, and fulfillment.

S H A P E

Author: Erik Rees
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310565979
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Rick Warren’s bestselling book The Purpose Driven® Life describes God’s five purposes for every Christian. Now Erik Rees helps you discover God’s unique purpose for your life based on the way God has shaped you. He made you marvelously unique for a reason. Tap into that reason and into the secrets of your own deeply personal makeup—the remarkable ensemble of passions, talents, experiences, temperament, and spiritual gifts that work together to make you who you are—and you’ll discover the path to a life of unimagined purpose, impact, and fulfillment.In this eye-opening, empowering, and liberating book, Rees shows you how to uncover God’s most powerful and effective means of advancing his kingdom on earth: your own irreplaceable, richly detailed personal design. Based on the purpose of ministry outlined in The Purpose Driven Life, this inspiring guidebook gives you the tools to:Unlock your God-given potential Uncover your specific Kingdom Purpose Unfold a kingdom plan for your life Filled with Scripture and real-life stories, S.H.A.P.E. presents a series of challenges that will guide you through the process of discovering your personal blend of Spiritual Gifts: A set of special abilities that God has given you to share his love and serve others.Heart: The special passions God has given you so that you can glorify him on earth.Abilities: The set of talents God gave you when you were born, which he also wants you to use to make an impact for him.Personality: The special way God wired you to navigate life and fulfill your unique Kingdom Purpose.Experiences: Those parts of your past, both positive and painful, which God intends to use in great ways.It’s all here: insights that can change the way you look at yourself and how you live your life and practical guidance for applying them. Discover how to apply your amazing array of personal attributes in ways that bring confidence, freedom, clarity, and significance that can only come from your Creator.

Live Your Calling

Author: Kevin Brennfleck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787968951
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An action-plan for self-fulfillment that helps people find their true calling in life This practical and inspirational guide helps Christian men and women of all ages identify and use their God-given gifts to find purpose, direction, and joy in their life and work. Based on their years of counseling and experience, Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck offer action-oriented tools and a proven methodology to help readers develop the decision-making skills they need to discover and live the life that God intended, maximizing the synergies between ministry, work, and spiritual gifts. Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck (Pasadena, CA) are nationally recognized experts in career counseling, work satisfaction, and productivity. Their Web site, www.ChristianCareerCenter.com, is the most visited Christian career site on the Internet.

Shaped by God

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780842355186
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Forty-nine short inspirational stories offer encouragement to people who find themselves facing struggles, being tempered and crafted into the image of God through challenging circumstances. Beautiful gift book, previously published as On the Anvil.

The Relationship Principles of Jesus

Author: Tom Holladay
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310320569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What would you give to radically improve, even transform, what matters most in your relationships?How about forty days of your time?In forty days, bring new depth and health to your marriage, your family, and your friendships. Six weeks to explore and implement six foundational principles that Jesus taught and lived. You’ll be equipped with insights and a practical path for fulfilling God’s intention for all your relationships—even the difficult ones.Shaped after Rick Warren’s monumental bestseller, The Purpose Driven® Life, this book invites you to learn from the Master of relationships. The Relationship Principles of Jesus will profoundly shape how you view relationships.

19 Gifts of the Spirit

Author: Leslie B. Flynn
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408776
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CHARISMATIC? YOU CERTAINLY ARE...IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AT ALL. But perhaps not in the way the term is frequently used today. Charismata is a Greek word meaning "gifts of grace." It refers to the gifts or special abilities given to Christians by the Holy Spirit--all the gifts, not just speaking in tongues or miracles or healing. • What are the 19 gifts? • Are they all for today? • What is their purpose? • How can we discover and put to use our own gifts? All of these questions, plus a careful examination of gifts revealed in the Bible, are included in this in-depth study, first published in 1974. If you want to know what the Bible says about spiritual gifts, this book is for you. Dr. Leslie Flynn is the former pastor of Grace Conservative Baptist Church in Nanuet, New York, where he served for 40 years. He has written more than 30 books, among them this classic and The Twelve.

Ministry in the Image of God

Author: Stephen Seamands
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876358
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Merit winner in the 2006 Christianity Today Book Awards! "As the Father has sent me, so I send you." Those of us called to Christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he himself was called and sent by the Father. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ's example. But distinctively Christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus himself accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. Thus the whole Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry. Though as Christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry. Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry. Theological concepts like relationality and perichoresis have direct relevance to pastoral life and work, especially in unfolding a trinitarian approach to relationships, service and mission. A thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry "of Jesus Christ, to the Father, through the Holy Spirit, on behalf of the church and the world." Essential reading for pastors, parachurch workers, counselors, missionaries, youth ministers and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.

The Call

Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785220100
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why am I here? What is God's call in my life? How do I fit God's call with my own individuality? How should God's calling affect my career, my plans for the future, and my concepts of success? First published in 1997 by distinguished author and speaker Os Guiness, The Call remains a treasured source of wisdom for those who ask these questions. According to Guinness, "No idea short of God's call can ground and fulfill the truest human desire for purpose and fulfillment." In this newly updated and expanded anniversary edition, Guinness explores the truth that God has a specific calling for each one of us and guides a new generation of readers through the journey of hearing and heeding that call. With more than 100,000 copies in print, The Call is for all who desire a purposeful, intentional life of faith.

The Straight Path

Author: Christian Edward
Publisher: Turning Stone Press
ISBN: 1618521195
Format: PDF
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The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One’s Purpose describes the straight path, and how to walk it, so as to discover one’s purpose and fulfill that purpose. It examines the relationship between the soul, the mind and the body, and explains how to strengthen their connection by acting virtuously and avoiding vice. It describes how to establish a closer connection to God. The Bible, the Quran and other sacred texts have explored the nature of the straight path. The Buddha, Mencius, Mahatma Gandhi and other prophets and philosophers have devoted their lives to walking it. The Straight Path draws upon what they have learned, and adds to their knowledge, by merging their wisdom with modern scientific insights into humanity’s evolution. The Straight Path examines how thought and action shape evolution, and how evolution is a physical, mental and spiritual process of development. It describes how to strengthen one’s mind and body, and by doing so, strengthen humanity. It gives direction to those who have lost their way and answers to those who seek greater meaning to their lives. The Straight Path shall guide you along your path and help you to fulfill your purpose. It shall help you to draw closer to God.