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Overview Just as seismic shifts in the natural world have radical and far-reaching effects, there are seismic shifts in our personal lives that can transform our hearts, relationships, physical health, faith, and every aspect of our lives. These are the little changes that can make the big difference!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310291585 ISBN13 9780310291589 UPC 025986291587
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More About Kevin G. Harney
Kevin Harney is a local church pastor, an author, and an international speaker who seeks to help believers grow to love God with greater passion and reach out to the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. He combines real life experience, humor, and solid biblical teaching in his preaching, leadership, teaching, and writing ministry. The goal of his ministry is to help followers of Jesus:
Love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Engage with people who are spiritually disconnected and help them draw near to Jesus.
Connect in the local Church and find their place in God’s family.
Experience the sheer joy of knowing and walking with Jesus.
Kevin’s newest book, Reckless Faith, will help you do all four of these things. In this book and DVD learning experience you will discover how you can take new risks and chances for God and to do this is a way that will honor God and bring joy and excitement to your life.
Kevin G. Harney (B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Western Theological Seminary) is the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. He has also pastored churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Glendora, CA.
In addition to Reckless Faith, Kevin has also authored The U-Turn Church, the Organic Outreach series, and other books and curriculum. He and his wife Sherry have written over seventy small group study guides (In partnership with Bill Hybels, John Ortberg, Dallas Willard, Gary Thomas, Mark Batterson, Christine Caine, and other authors).
Kevin does extensive speaking and training on topics such as mobilizing churches for effective outreach, leadership, and balancing the challenges of ministry and marriage (in partnership with his wife, Sherry). Kevin has been married to Sherry for twenty-eight years and they have three adult sons: Zach, Josh and Nate. In the summer Kevin enjoys golfing and in the winter he loves to snowboard.
SPANISH BIO: Kevin G. Harney es pastor de ensenanza en Faith Church en Dyer, Indiana. Es autor de Seismic Shifts: the Little Changes that make a BIG difference in your life y coautor de varios libros.
Kevin Harney currently resides in Grand Rapids, in the state of Michigan.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Seismic Shifts?
Make the shift May 3, 2009
I enjoyed reading this book. My senior pastor picked it out for me as he was hoping to teach this book as a part of a campaign. It felt a lot like reading a Phillip Yancey book, chapters were concise and to the point and it had good stories and examples. My only fault of this book is somewhere a fact-checker should lose their job. Twice, Kevin Harney makes references to movies as examples in his book - but BOTH times the examples he offers are not recalled accurately. [again, I am being nit-picky, but being a movie-buff, misquoting a movie, or remembering it wrong is just not done in my neck of the woods].
Overall the content worked well in our Sunday campaign and our congregation loved the teaching. Mr. Harney writes well and offers some good insights.
Seismic Review for seismic changes Jan 10, 2007
I really like what the author Kevin Harney has to say about making small changes that can have a great impact on your life. Most of us are reluctant to change, especially as we get set in our ways, and these scripturally based changes, although not easy, can help us. Our church is currently using this book as a guide through a current bible study. I think that the subject matter can be a little challenging, humorous and inspiring. I would encourage anyone who feels as though change isn't a life-threatening event, but something that could have a domino impact in their life.
Create a great series Oct 16, 2006
Pastor Kevin Harney has written a book that can be converted into a great series for a church. Our congregation did a nineteen week series (an intro week plus the eighteeen chapters) with sermons, weekly small groups (over 350 people participating) and devotions written be people within the congregation itself.
This book is second only to Warren's Purpose Driven Life, when it comes to helping people see the basic steps of faith necessary to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ. While the first reading of a chapter would lead some to say "this is basic stuff," upon further reflection those same people would talk about the depth of needing to integrate those basics into their lives.
The premise, that small changes can make a big difference in your life, is valid in many areas of life. This is a book to be read, studied, discussed and read again.
Rev. Dr. R. Kevin Murphy Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Walnut Creek, CA
Helpful, practical advice on how to improve your life with simple, but monumental changes Nov 1, 2005
As a longtime resident of Southern California, Kevin Harney has been fascinated with the relationship between small seismic shifts in the earth's crust and huge eruptions that take place above ground as a result. The obvious theme of his new book, SEISMIC SHIFTS, is change. Small, fairly simple changes can have a big impact, both negative and positive. Yet, there are also underlying themes that serve to make this more than a repeat of sermons and pop psychology shows we've heard before. These themes include the importance of faith, communication, and honest self-appraisal in working toward gaining a rich and joy-filled life.
The easy-to-follow chapters are chock full of practical, Biblical ways to make seismic shifts in your life. These shifts will "bring joy, expand faith, provide rest, build relationships, unleash riches, and change the world." As we have learned, information does not equal transformation, so the author offers many doable suggestions that can be put into practice immediately. There are also excellent guides for prayer and reflection designed to help the reader grow and mature as the changes begin. Ultimately, the reader will reach that place of fulfillment that satisfies "God's dream for our lives."
Without relying on "Christianese," our fellowship language that often confuses and confounds non-believers, Kevin Harney provides examples from life and from the Bible that anyone can relate to. From stories about David's victories and defeats to the joys and sorrows experienced by Mary Magdalene, he demonstrates the Biblical message: "in the good and hard times, those who walk closely with God can and should experience life-transforming joy."
Whether you are a longtime believer, a new Christian or simply interested in ways to improve your life, SEISMIC SHIFTS makes sense and will have a far-reaching impact on those who take the small step of reading through it.
--- Reviewed by Maggie Harding, a substance abuse counselor in Phoenix, AZ who wanted to be Brenda Starr before life intervened. She reviews for www.bookreporter.com and www.womenonwriting.com. To contact Maggie, e-mail Magster2@cox.net.