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Courageous Leadership [Hardcover]

By bill hybels (Author)
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When the spiritual gift of leadership comes alive in churches everywhere, the church will become the hope of the world and a most influential force for good.

The book resonates with this conviction: that leaders have the potential to be the most influential forces on planet Earth. Yours is the staggering responsibility and the matchless privilege of rallying believers and mobilizing their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life transformation and the eternal destinies of real people depend on the redemptive message entrusted to the local church. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to lead your church effectively so God¿s message of hope can change the world? Then this book is for you. Too much is at stake for you not to maximize your spiritual gift of leadership, insists Hybels. In this passionate, powerful book, he unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of your calling. You¿ll discover the power of vision and how to turn it into action. You¿ll gain frontline insights for developing a kingdom dream team, discovering your leadership style, developing other leaders, making decisions, walking with God, embracing change, staying your God-given course, and much, much more. Drawing on his own richly varied life experiences, Hybels fleshes out vital principles with riveting firsthand stories. This is far more than another book on leadership strategies and techniques. You¿ll find those topics in here, to be sure. But beyond them, you¿ll find the very essence of one of today¿s foremost Christian leaders¿his fervent commitment to evangelism and discipleship and his zeal to inspire fellow church leaders even as he seeks to keep growing as a leader himself. Courageous Leadership will convince you to lead with all your might, all your skill, and all your faith. And it will give you the tools to do just that.

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 1"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 2002
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  031024823X  
ISBN13  9780310248231  
UPC  025986248239  

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Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Leadership Axioms, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, and Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac.

Bill Hybels currently resides in the state of Illinois.

Bill Hybels has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Christian Basics Bible Studies
  2. Interactions Small Group
  3. Leading Pastor
  4. New Community
  5. Saltshaker Books Saltshaker Books
  6. Today's Teachers of the Bible

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Courageous Leadership   Mar 23, 2007
This book will inspire every leader both in the church and in business.
An excellent leadership boost!  Nov 10, 2006
This book is a short concise read but it has compelling insights to how leaders can make adjustments and improvements. I found the information to be useful and relevant -- especially when it comes to leadership in ministry settings. As the Director of, we are always looking for tools to help leaders take it to the next level. This is it! So, if you want a book that will help you develop the team of leaders around you and if you want a new way to look at yourself, put this in your cart for rush delivery! It is well worth the investment!
Don't have to have an advanced degree in leadership to lead  Aug 24, 2006
Bill Hybels continues to show up the myth of academic craze. Do not get me wrong. Academic pursuits are great, but they must not become an end in themselves.

In this work, Hybels shares the fruit of his labors in the research and experience of leadership for over two decades. I find this book to be worth the price. I especially like the his interaction with his ministry. A pastor will appreciate that greatly.
The best book on leadership I've read...  Aug 7, 2006
Having heard rave reviews from numerous people, I've been wanting to read this book for several years. After finding the time to get started, I couldn't put it down. This is clearly the book that Hybels has been waiting most of his life to write. I've read several of his other books, and they have been solid. But this was fantastic, clearly the best leadership book I've ever read.

What separates Hybels from the rest is his unflinching ability to cut right to the heart of the matter. He is brutally honest, which occasionally paints a less than perfect portrait of himself. And that transparency allowed the reader to more fully appreciate and respect the conclusions that he has drawn from thirty years of church leadership.

Though some would argue that these leadership principles are completely transferrable to the marketplace (and many of them are), this book is written for church leaders. I appreciate that Hybels is humble enough to admit mistakes and also willing to quote and cite many of the leaders that have influenced him. At the same time, he very clearly declares his personal strengths and has the guts to make assertions with confidence. Though some would argue that his confidence smacks of arrogance, I think it's simply a reflection of lessons learned over the years.

Hybels manages to write this book in a way that is both challenging and captivating. As I was drawn in to the stories that he told, I was naturally reflecting upon my own experiences in leadership. Though Willow Creek is an enormous church, most of his points can be applied in any church context.

I would recommend this book to anyone with a leadership role in the church. It is full of great information that will help all of us lead our churches closer to their redemptive potential, for the glory of Christ and His kingdom!!
Powerful  Mar 9, 2006
If you are a person either wondering how to best use your leadership ability for the Lord or how to encourage others to do so then this is a great resource.

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