Item description for 200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One: Creating a Life of Meaning and Influence by Shawn Wood...
Overview Outlines five imperatives for making life a work of art that matters to God and makes a difference in the world, helping readers discover the potential they have to make extraordinary contributions through their ordinary life and work. Original.
Publishers Description 200 Pomegranates empowers and inspires readers to develop their God-given talents and contribute something that makes a difference in the world, be it through construction or counseling, doing people 's taxes carefully and ethically, or raising and teaching children. Even if your contribution seems to go unnoticed by others, you can rest assured that God sees and values your work. Readers follow the story of obscure Old Testament figure Huram of Tyre, an artist putting the finishing touches on Solomon's temple. He honed his craft and contributed something of beauty and excellence, though some of his best work was thirty feet off the ground, where few people would notice its intricacies. Likewise, we have the ability and opportunity to create something of worth, be it for the lasting enjoyment of others or for God's eyes only. We may not all be artistic in the traditional sense, but we are nonetheless creators, made in the image of the world's Creator and endowed with skills and talents that can honor God and impact our world. Every good mom is an artist, molding her children as creations of God. Every ethical businessperson leaves a legacy of people seeing God through his or her careful work. Every after-school teacher makes a mark on the young people whose parents are busy just making ends meet. All talents, skills, and work to be creative and potentially God-honoring, from teaching and chemical engineering to number-crunching and packing a child's lunch. Readers will gain leadership and life-management skills, while being inspired for daily living. They will walk away saying, "I am an artist. By being the best parent, coach, teacher, welder, pastor, husband, aunt, (fill in the blank ), I can be, I am creating something beautiful in the eyes of God."
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687654920 ISBN13 9780687654925
Availability 0 units.
More About Shawn Wood
Shawn Wood is the Experiences Pastor and a Teaching Pastor at Seacoast Church, a trendsetting multi-site church with thirteen campuses across South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and on the web. Seacoast is ranked among the top ten most innovative churches and the top ten most influential churches, as well as in the top 100 fastest-growing churches in America. He is the author of 200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One and Wasabi Gospel. You can find out more about Shawn on his blog at www.shawnsblogspot.com.
Reviews - What do customers think about 200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One: Creating a Life of Meaning and Influence?
I expected better Mar 2, 2009
I like the attempt. But for a story of a man who did all of this finely crafted work where no man could see, but God could - how much more so should the product be as good as it can be. This book is one that not only can God see, but man also can see, and I THINK the point is to try to convince man to give his best to God. I don't think this effort is the absolute best the author can do. As a technology geek and historian, I think I went into this with the wrong expectations.
Totally Inspiring Oct 28, 2008
My mom recommended this book to me and I am so glad she did. It is a book I will carry with me and go back to for inspiration and reflection. Short, simple and to the point. I loved it!!!
Excellent Book Oct 24, 2008
This is an excellent book. Is written very down-to-earth but has an excellent message. It left me with plenty to think about and actions to do.
200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One: Creating a Life of Meaning and Influence Sep 30, 2008
I thought this was a great book!!!! I found it very easy to read and very inspirational! Looking forward to the next book by this author.
Great Book Sep 29, 2008
Once I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down. Shawn is a fabulous story teller, and it comes through in his writing.