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Overview When God speaks, how close to the edge do you get?God wants us sitting on the edge of our 'life seats,' leaning forward to pay attention to His word. To really live this Christian life 'on the edge,' Pastor Chip Ingram teaches that we must be eagerly anticipating what God will do next, ready and willing to fully participate. Drawing wisdom from the life of Nehemiah, Pastor Ingram masterfully leads readers through six key components to achieving a life lived with a biblical perspective and an eternal purpose: 1.Developing a dislocated heart 2.Experiencing a broken spirit 3.Practicing a radical faith 4.Creating a strategic plan 5.Exercising personal commitment 6.Growing a courageous soul.
Community Description God is not looking for the brightest and the best. God is looking for people who are willing to live on the edge--people who so long to see God's agenda fulfilled in this fallen world that they attempt what seems impossible, ridiculous, and "outside the box," for God's glory.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2007
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802429815 ISBN13 9780802429810
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More About Chip Ingram
Chip Ingram’s passion is to help Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, coach and teacher for more than 25 years, Chip has helped people around the world break out of spiritual ruts and live out God’s purpose for their lives.
Today Chip serves as senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge – an international teaching and discipleship ministry. Over the last 25 years Chip has pastored churches ranging from 500 to 5,000 and served as president of Walk through the Bible. Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He is the author of 13 books, including Living on the Edge, Overcoming Emotions that Destroy, and Holy Ambition, as well as his latest releases, True Spirituality and Spiritual Simplicity. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four children and nine grandchildren.
Chip Ingram currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. Chip Ingram was born in 1954.
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Read it....because it will change your life! Jan 13, 2007
Holy Ambition is a book all Christians should read. It talks about what it takes to make a difference for God. Chip Ingram, a teaching pastor on Living on the Edge and President of Walk Thru the Bible states that in order to make a difference for God, you need the following six steps,
1. developing a dislocated heart 2. experiencing a broken spirit 3. practicing a radical faith 4. creating a strategic plan 5. exercising a personal commitment 6. growing a couragous soul
Don't stop here. You may think you're not "good" enough to be used by God, but let me tell you, God uses ANYone at ANYtime, ANYwhere, so what does it mean to have a dislocated heart, a broken spirit or a radical faith? You will understand once you read this book.
I'm almost half way through already and let me tell you, in the four chapters that I have read so far, I am already moved by God. In that four simple chapters, I learn that we should live a life for God and give ourselves for Him, not the way we want, but the way HE wants. Notice this phrase, `it is not about you, it is about God.' All our treasures are stored in Heaven. Whatever you lose on earth for Him, is what you get back in Heaven. "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it." Luke 9:23-24 NIV.
What I learned most is, a Christian having a big house, a loving spouse, happy kids, nice cars and a 6-figure income doesn't mean anything to God. The question you should ask yourself...is that what God wants for us? Right now, the key is not what we want in life but what He wants for us. Don't get me wrong, it is not bad to have those treasures, but what is important is our intention. Why do you have them? Do you use them to satisfy yourself or used for serving God or helping others? If God asks you to give up everything (savings, assets, treasures) in order for you to follow Him, what would you do? These questions are not meant to scare you, because your answer doesn't affect me. It is for God. If you answer "no" to the last question, don't feel bad. We're on the same boat. Now is the time to ask God, "I am here for You, I am willing to take whatever you have for me, use me God."
You may think you have to be "good enough", well let me tell you folks, God will use you, me or even Chip Ingram himself no matter where we are in our Christian walk. It doesn't matter whether you're an amteur Christian or you're a faithful Christian, God will use you, in times you least expected at a place you wouldn't want to be. You don't have to be a good speaker or smart to be used by God, you just need to follow the six steps above and Ingram will teach you what it takes to make a difference for God and a great way to start...is by reading "Holy Ambition."