Monthly Archives: July 2012
(HT: Leadership Network)
I’ve posted before about my experiences at the Exponential Conference. It’s a fun show every spring that involves many Zondervan authors, a campus-ful of Church planters, and by God’s grace it helps launch exciting, effective movements for his kingdom. It’s also a great time for publishers because we get a chance to see our books get into the hands of the very people we designed them for: Church Leaders. I love that.
So, I was excited to see this list today. I’m already thinking and planning for the conference next year.
Will you be at Exponential 2013? I will.
Exponential 2013’s Main Stage Speakers
Some of you have already signed up for the Spiritual Influence blog tour. (Reminder, the tour is scheduled for 8/20 -8/24. If you’ve not gotten your copy in the mail yet please wait patiently. It will be there soon! Other bloggers are starting to review the book as well. I wanted to highlight two today:
The High Calling Blog - I love this quote from the review because I think many, many readers will resonate with this feeling:
I had never thought of myself in these terms—had never considered serving as a form of leadership. But according to Mel Lawrenz in his book Spiritual Influence: The Hidden Power Behind Leadership, serving is a form of worship and one quality of an effective spiritual influencer.
Read the whole review here.
Choose the Cross Blog – Have you ever read a book on leadership and walked away amped by your own potential and talent? I’m not saying a little boost to your self-esteem is always a bad thing. But I think that sometimes certain leadership books can leave us feeling like WE have all the power to do whatever WE WANT.
This reviewer points out that Spritual Influence offers a
I found that reading the book was a spiritual experience in itself, an exercise in practising humility rather than the boost to selfish ambition that discussion of leadership success often provides. …the book is more about influencing by taking on failures, heartbreaks and frustrations than it is about achieving worldly success.
Now that’s refreshing! Read the whole review here.
The NIV Voices of Faith Devotional Bible combines Scriptural insights from both then and now to reveal God’s truth for your life today. Writers such as C.S. Lewis and Eugene Peterson, Oswald Chambers and Joni Eareckson Tada, St. Augustine and Brennan Manning, Thomas à Kempis and Dallas Willard—voices from yesterday and voices from today—join together to address a topic for a timeless and relevant devotional experience every day.