Overscheduled. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Too familiar? You are living at a velocity you know deep down is unsustainable. Your life is off course - too crammed with busyness, too out of focus. You keep waiting for things to get better, but they never do. In Simplify, best-selling author Bill Hybels identifies core issues that drive this kind of living and offers action steps to help you live a better way. By eradicating clutter from your inner world, you can experience immediate rewards: greater energy, clearer purpose, richer relationships, and more.
"A must read for those too busy to read"
This proven action plan will show you how to impact the spiritual lives of friends, family members, co-workers, and others.
"Seeker-Sensitive Approach to Christian Evangelism"
In this unabridged audio download edition of Courageous Leadership, author Bill Hybels explains that 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.
"My favorite leadership book."
Bill Hybels's accessible introduction to prayer has already helped over 400,000 readers develop a rich and regular prayer life in the midst of life's business. Now, in this revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition, he includes new insights from his years of ministry and his own spiritual journey. He shows how to slow down to pray, listen to God, respond to what we hear, practice the presence of God and overcome prayer barriers.
"Very practical advice and insight on prayer"
Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren, and Bill Hybels. Can you think of three people whose name you would rather have on the cover of an audiobook? We can't.
"This is a lecture not a book"
The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate what philosophies cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, they can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address.
Full-throttle faith resides in fully yielded hearts. In this unabridged audio download of The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond, Bill Hybels reveals the attitudes and actions that help us hear directly from heaven as we navigate the most significant challenges on earth.
Evangelism. It’s one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real time, money, and effort into it? Maybe it’s because we don’t understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Becoming a Contagious Church will change that.This provocative book dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be, radiant with the color and potential of the body of Christ and pulsing with the power of God.
In Just Walk Across the Room, Bill Hybels introduces the next era in personal evangelism with a natural, relational approach that follows Jesus' own example. When Christ "walked" clear across the cosmos 2,000 years ago, he had no formulas and no script, just an offer of redemption to people like us, many of whom were neck-deep in pain of their own making.
"Great book to help you start spreading the gospel!"
Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. There's church and school and neighborhood and job and friends and everything else we want to do! Time for prayer seems impossible to find. As a pastor, Bill Hybels knows hundreds of people with schedules like this. Yet in his own life, he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn't happen on the run. He decided that he was too busy not to pray. The ideas in this practical book can help us to learn to slow down to be with God as well.
This volume includes: "The End of Financial Folly" by Bill Hybels: Whether Christians will tithe to God reveals much about them. "Treasure Versus Money" by Timothy J. Keller: When we hold Jesus as our treasure, we can break the power of money. "What Do You Need to Be Happy?" by Francis Chan: When we give everything to Christ, we discover the secret of being content. "Miriam, Aaron, and the Green-Eyed Monster" by Nancy Beach: We often think of envy as a "petty" sin, but God clearly shows his anger about envy in this story.
"A must read"
This volume includes: "When God Doesn't Listen" by Francis Chan; "Submission through Prayer" by James MacDonald; "Waiting On God" by John Ortberg: and "Why We Shouldn't Give Up On Prayer" by Bill Hybels.
Over the last 15 years, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, has experienced phenomenal growth. What began as a 100-member church meeting in a movie theater is now a major organization that attracts 15,000 worshippers every Sunday morning. In Rediscovering Church, senior pastor Bill Hybels and his wife Lynne tell the story of Willow Creek's beginnings, struggles, values, and philosophies, as well as the strategies that have made it a model for church growth. The Hybels offer a vision for what the church can be, focusing especially on community outreach and evangelism.
"Faith & Trust"
Meet the challenges of modern living and integrate the teachings of Christ with your everyday life! Being an effective Christian is tough in a world that is increasingly at odds with what you believe. But living at odds with the world is not what Jesus would do. He would meet the people around Him at their point of need and minister to them in a loving and sincere way. He calls you to live this way too. But how are you to do this? And how do you communicate the truth about Jesus in a way that everybody can understand? When Jesus walked the earth, He didn't always wait for people to come....
Leadership by the Book is an exceptional audiobook, brimming with insights, tools, and tactics for becoming a successful leader. Written in the parable format of Ken Blanchard's best-selling The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans, it tells the story of a professor and minister who school a young professional in management skills and ethics.
"This is NOT related to the OMM series"
Well-known Evangelical leaders - individuals and couples, males and females, from a broad range of denominational affiliations and ethnic diversity - share their surprising journeys from a more-or-less restrictive view to an open inclusive view that recognizes a full shared partnership of leadership in the home and in the ministries of the church based on gifts, not gender.
"Stories make a difference"
Bill Hybels makes a clarion call to move beyond volunteer retention to volunteer acquisition. By attracting, connecting, training, and sustaining volunteers, churches will mobilize people into places of service that will bring new meaning to their lives as it advances God's cause upon planet Earth.
"I enjoyed this book."
Meet the challenges of modern living and integrate the teachings of Christ with your everyday life!
Being an effective Christian is tough in a world that is increasingly at odds with what you believe. But living at odds with the world is not what Jesus would do. He would meet the people around Him at their point of need and minister to them in a loving and sincere way. He calls you to live this way too. But how are you to do this?
"Practical Ways to Share God's Truth"
Do you know unchurched Harry and Mary? He or she could be the neighbor who is perfectly happy without God, the coworker who scoffs at Christianity, the supervisor who only uses Jesus' name as a profanity, or the family member who doesn't understand the importance of religion. Lee Strobel's Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary isn't a book of theories, but rather a plan of action to help Christians relate the message of God to the skeptics they live and work with. Strobel uses compelling personal anecdotes, humor, Biblical illustrations, and the latest research to help Christians better understand unbelievers and their motivations. The award-winning journalist is a former skeptic who now serves as a teaching pastor at the famed Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.
"Great little book"
Addressing the need to train and encourage Christian leaders, the Leadership Library gathers the experience and wisdom of proven leaders. These pocket-sized books can be read in one or two sittings. Purchase them in bulk and share them with colleagues and team members. The insights they contain are immediately applicable.