Item description for Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders by Dave Earley...
Overview "All other factors being equal, the common denominator of great spiritual leaders and dynamic spiritual influencers throughout the ages lies in their prayer lives. Tracing the lives of high impact Christian leaders from Abraham to Billy Graham, Dave Earley reveals the central role prayer played in their effectiveness"--Provided by publisher.
PRAYING WITH THE GIANTS:
LEARN THE REAL SECRET OF LEADERSHIP
All other factors being equal, the common denominator of great spiritual leaders throughout the ages involves a focus on prayer. Prayer is the determining factor for maximum spiritual impact. The more we pray the more God works. Of all the skills needed by the difference-making spiritual leader, none is more important than prayer.
Tracing the lives of high-impact Christian leaders from Abraham to Billy Graham, Dave Earley reveals the central role that prayer played in their effectiveness. In doing so, he points out the eight practices Christian leaders can apply to become more effective in their prayer lives, and therefore, more spiritually influential as a leader.
While prayer is not the only weapon in the Christian leader's arsenal, it is one of the most powerful and often under-utilized. This book will inspire, transform, stretch, enhance, strengthen, and renew the prayer lives of readers.
"Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders" is filled with juicy quotes and anecdotes; it gives dozens of practical applications of the principles discussed.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Aug 19, 2014
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899570321 ISBN13 9780899570327
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More About Dave Earley
Dave Earley has served as a church planter and sr. pastor for over twenty years. He currently is chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministries and Church Expansion as well as director of both the Center for Ministry Training and Center for Church Planting at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Ben Gutierrez has served the Lord through the local church in a variety of positions. He currently is dean of Liberty University Online as well as chairman and professor of Pastoral Leadership at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dave Earley currently resides in Gahanna Columbus, in the state of Ohio. Dave Earley was born in 1959.
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Powerful book on powerful prayer! Mar 1, 2010
If you are looking for a great book to amp up the effectiveness of your prayer life, I highly recommend reading Dave Earley's book Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders. Here's a brief summary of what to expect:
Dave Earley's book, Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders, presents a plethora of practical, biblically grounded insights, best practices, and recommendations for Christian believers / leaders. Throughout the book, Earley lays out the foundation and rationale for pursuing an effective prayer life and, thus, leaves readers convinced that there is "no spiritual tool [sic] as significant or powerful as prayer."
As spiritual leaders, free time is typically a luxury that is hard to come by. Nonetheless, Earley provides examples from the lives of our preceding spiritual leaders (e.g., Wesley, Calvin, Luther) that prove we are, in fact, too busy not to pray. For the readers that perhaps do not know where to begin, Earley provides a series of recommendations based upon the effective prayer lives of our Lord and others. From topics such as choosing an ideal location to pray...to the model of an effective prayer (e.g., A.C.T.S. model derived from the Lord's Prayer), Earley leaves little room for question in the minds of his readers.
In addition, Earley emphasizes the importance of leaders praying for those they serve as well as training others to pray for them. Regarding some of the most influential spiritual leaders within the bible, Earley says, "If we want to lead like Moses, Paul, or Jesus, we need to pray like Moses, Paul, and Jesus. Like them we must pray for our followers." In illustrating these examples (and others), Earley helps remind readers of their need to pray for those they lead as well as their need for others to pray for them.
Like leadership in the secular world, spiritual leaders are expected to lead their flocks toward a goal (i.e., life eternal). As such, they are expected to think bigger and be proactive in the advancement of the group. The exhortation to possess a bold faith, turn problems into prayers / petitions, and to ask the Lord to deliver big and specific results are just a few of the mechanisms presented by Earley to fulfill our individual and leadership roles.
As evidenced by the content within Earley's book, the spiritual leaders of the past have provided those of the present an arsenal of practical tools to enhance the effectiveness of their prayer lives. Earley's book contains most, if not all, of the fundamentals needed to succeed in sharpening prayer. By leveraging these findings, readers will likely agree that the benefits far exceed the cost (e.g., time).
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A Call to Persistent, Impassioned Prayer Jul 1, 2008
Dave Earley in "Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders" has identified nine prayer disciplines found in the lives of over seventy leaders, including examples from the Old and New Testaments as well as Christian leaders from the past and present.
Each chapter includes application questions, worksheets and guidelines to help the reader "focus, stretch, rekindle, and renew" their prayer life. David also includes anecdotes and quotes found in their writings and in their biographies. Biblical leaders include lessons from Gideon, Daniel, David, Peter, and Paul.
Augustine, John Bunyan, John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards are classic examples of men of prayer quoted throughout the book. Henry Blackaby, Billy Graham, Jack Hayford, and Charles Swindoll are representative of the more contemporary prayer warriors included.
I found the chapter entitled "Build on the Basics" particularly beneficial. As the title suggests the many elements of prayer were included. The suggestions for "applying" make this a valuable tool to return to often while rediscovering the truth of Oswald Sanders observation, "Prayer influences men by influencing God to influence them."
Dave is articulate and a skilled communicator. I appreciated the natural flow of his writing. Whether drawing attention to an important scripture passage, a powerful quotation, or when drawing an illustration from his experience I found myself engaged in the application. The final chapter includes: prayer life lessons, a prayer life inventory, a prayer life assessment, a prayer life application, and a prayer life goal.
Dave Earley's writing conveys a genuine and intimate relationship with the Savior and a heart concern for motivating Christian leaders to "pray more fervently, more frequently, more effectively, and more contagiously than ever before." This is a book for high-impact leaders at every level of ministry and influence