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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 30 2019 12:19 PM

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/145394/from-weakness-to-strength-8-vulnerabilities-that-can-bring-out-the-best-in-your-leadership

Any thoughts on this book? Time wasting is a great weakness, and if this book is not good, it would therefore be quite counter productive...

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 30 2019 12:42 PM

Jan Krohn:

https://ebooks.faithlife.com/product/145394/from-weakness-to-strength-8-vulnerabilities-that-can-bring-out-the-best-in-your-leadership

Any thoughts on this book? Time wasting is a great weakness, and if this book is not good, it would therefore be quite counter productive...

Hi Jan!

Thanks for the find. Bought. A $22 resource for $0.99 well worth the risk. I like Joni Eareckson Tada. And the topic is relevant for me. So, I've put this in the queue for books to read.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 30 2019 1:22 PM

He opens with a chapter on Ambition:

Sometimes the most loving thing God can do is to give you your dream job and then take it away from you.

 Sauls, S., Tada, J. E., & Smith, S. (2017). From weakness to strength: 8 vulnerabilities that can bring out the best in your leadership. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook.

 His notes for the chapter:

Chapter 1: Ambition: The Catastrophe of Success

1. Donald Miller, Searching for God Knows What (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004), 116.

2. C. S. Lewis, The Joyful Christian (New York: Touchstone, 1996), 138.

3. C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory (New York: HarperCollins, 2001), 26.

4. Tennessee Williams, “The Catastrophe of Success” (essay, 1947).

5. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994), 930.

6. C. S. Lewis, The Last Battle (New York: HarperCollins, 1984), 228.

7. Anne Lamott, All New People (New York: Bantam Books, 1989).

 Sauls, S., Tada, J. E., & Smith, S. (2017). From weakness to strength: 8 vulnerabilities that can bring out the best in your leadership. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook.

 His 8 topics:

  1. Ambition
  2. Isolation
  3. Criticism
  4. Envy
  5. Insecurity
  6. Anticlimax
  7. Opposition
  8. Suffering

He closes with:

For sometimes the best leaders discover in retrospect that it was their crosses, not their crowns, that contributed most to the healing of the world.

 Sauls, S., Tada, J. E., & Smith, S. (2017). From weakness to strength: 8 vulnerabilities that can bring out the best in your leadership. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook.

 My conclusion is that this looks like a worthwhile read. Go for it!

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 31 2019 9:07 AM

The risk is not wasting $0.99, but the risk is wasting time. ;-)

But the bibliography and the topics seem relevant, and I also like Joni, so I followed your advice :-D Thanks!

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