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Live 10: Unleash the leader in you! March 17, 2014
Live 10 by Terry Smith is a book about leadership. Godly leadership. As lead pastor at Life Christian Church in West Orange, New Jersey Terry Smith has accumulated a vast array of leadership skills and wisdom that he shares in his book.
The book honestly started out a little hard to read. I felt that the preface was a little dry. Like a self-help Joel Osteen type of deal. Then Terry got real. He painted the picture of leadership that I encounter everyday. The one where you lead from a sense of inherent duty, not obligation. The leadership where you passionately care about the success and future of others.
Terry Smith writes a book that introduces you to the various skills necessary to be an effective leader. The book is broken down into sections, ending in one called go. There Terry Smith brings the content of the book all together, encouraging you to become the leader God desires you to be. Challenging you to question who are you carrying the rock for. If we claim to pick up our cross daily and follow Christ, are we really carrying that cross for Him, or are we hoping that by doing so we can have our own selfish desires fulfilled?
This isn’t a self-help book. This book challenges you to confront reality. Are you serving or being served. Are organizations and revered leaders admired for who or what they are? Or are they respected for the challenges they place on the hearts of men to become greater?
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Review by Clayton
Listen. Listen carefully. Listen with your heart. Hear God calling to you. He wants your God-inspired dreams to come true. He wants you to help make His world all He knows it can be. He is for you. Cheering for you. And if God is for us, how can we do anything but believe that our best possible future is within our grasp?
Pastor and leadership expert Terry A. Smith has seen the transformation. From fear-based hesitation to faith-based confidence. From conventional, not-quite-fulfilling life to proactive, best, abundant life.
It is possible for you.
But Smith is not asking you to take his word for it. From the Old Testament to Jesus, from Augustine to John Calvin to Eugene Peterson, from Peter Drucker to Seth Godin, Smith has assembled a dazzling host of stories and ideas to support his proposition: We are each called to reach our full potential, to marshal all our resources and step out in faith.We can Live Ten, and it will not just change us; it will change the world.
|Publication Date||October 1, 2013|