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Welcome to the InFocus bookstore. We keep a keen eye out for the best practices to propel church multiplication movements forward and recommend the books, classics as well as new works, that are most helpful in accomplishing this vision. Enjoy!

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Church Growth

Understanding Church Growth

In this missionary classic, first published in 1970, Donald A. McGavran skillfully combines theological convictions, empirical research, sociological principles, and spiritual insights to mold a paradigm for effective evangelism strategy both at home and abroad. This third edition, revised and edited by C. Peter Wagner, retains the book’s original aim and essence while modernizing the language and streamlining the flow of ideas, reducing the book’s bulk by 35 percent. Other features of this edition include an additional chapter on divine healing and an expanded, updated, and annotated reading list.

Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens

Churches have tried all kinds of ways to attract new and younger members – revised vision statements, hipper worship, contemporary music, livelier sermons, bigger and better auditoriums. But there are still so many people who aren’t being reached, who don’t want to come to church. And the truth is that attendance at church on Sundays does not necessarily transform lives; God’s presence in our hearts is what changes us. Leaders and laypeople everywhere are realizing that they need new and more powerful ways to help them spread God’s Word. According to international church starter and pastor Neil Cole, if we want to connect with young people and those who are not coming to church, we must go where people congregate. Cole shows readers how to plant the seeds of the Kingdom of God in the places where life happens and where culture is formed – restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, parks, locker rooms,and neighborhoods. Organic Church offers a hands-on guide for demystifying this new model of church and shows the practical aspects of implementing it.

Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement

Written by church consultant Will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture. In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, thoughts, attitudes, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church’s individual DNA and unleash their congregation’s one-of-a-kind potential.

The Coming Church Revolution:Empowering Leaders for the Future

Church growth leader Carl F. George shows how meta-church renewal empowers people for worship and ministry.

Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to AttendCreating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

Andy Stanley’s bestselling and award-winning vision for the local church is now available in softcover. New bonus content includes a study guide, church staff helps, and an interview with Andy on the most frequently asked questions about Deep and Wide.

With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split.

But that’s just the beginning…

Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend.

Church Health

Color Your World with Natural Church Development

With Natural Church Development, Christian Schwarz introduced a fascinating approach to church growth that really works and has been accepted all over the world. Now he shows how the biblically-based principles of Natural Church Development can also be a blessing for the spiritual development of the individual believer. Color Your World with NCD is a powerful, graphically written book for people who seek to live out their faith with balance and passion and thereby impact their church health.

What is the church? The church is people. What determines the health of a church? The health of the heads, hands and hearts of those people. How can we enhance the health of a church? By enhancing the health in our heads, hands and hearts.

Let the Trinitarian Compass guide you to all that God has in store for you .

  • Chart your personal growth path in light of the eight quality characteristics .
  • Discover how Natural Church Development helps you and your church mature.
  • Discover what Natural Church Development is all about: drawing people closer to the triune God and, as a natural side effect, seeing numerical growth within the church as a whole.

Beyond Church Growth

What goals has your leadership team set for your church’s future? A 20% increase in your attendance? To double your present membership? What about planting new churches in neighboring communities and beyond? Based on God’s vision for churches in Matthew 28:18-20, Robert Logan presents sound methods for making disciples, winning the lost for Christ, and planting new churches. He introduces ten principles for church growth, taking you through the action steps necessary for implementing each one and providing the means for evaluation and correction. Robert Logan extends to you this exhortation: “If we take seriously the message of Ephesians 3, here’s the exciting news: Our cup can never be too large to contain the blessing that God is able to pour upon us. The promise is that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” Take God at His Word. Ask Him for a new vision for the ministry He’s given you. Then watch God work as never before as He leads you BEYOND CHURCH GROWTH.

Church Planting Movements

Church Planting Movements: How God Is Redeeming A Lost World

David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, defines Church Planting Movements as rapidly multiplying indigenous churches planting churches that sweep across a people group or population segment. Garrison’s Church Planting Movements: How God Is Redeeming a Lost World signaled a breakthrough in missionary church planting. After the publication of Garrison’s book in 2004 it became impossible to talk about missions without referencing Church Planting Movements. Church Planting Movements examines more than two–dozen movements of multiplying churches on five continents. After presenting these case studies, Garrison identifies ten universal elements present in each movement. He then broadens the circle of examination to identify a further ten common characteristics, factors identified in most, but not all, of the movements. He concludes his examination with a list of “Seven Deadly Sins,” i.e. harmful practices that stifle or impede Church Planting Movements. For five years Garrison served as the Associate Vice President for Global Strategy with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB). From this vantage point he had an unparalleled view of evangelical mission outreach in more than 180 countries. With the help of the IMB’s Global Research Department, Garrison was able to make in–depth studies of some of the world’s fastest growing movements to Christ. Important for evangelical readers, the author submits his findings to the scrutiny of Scripture to see how they stand up under the light of New Testament orthodoxy. What he discovers is that Church Planting Movements are much more consistent with the New Testament lay–led house–church movements that swept rapidly through the Mediterranean world in the face of hostile opposition than today’s more sedentary professional brand Christianity. Church Planting Movements contains, case studies, maps, graphs, a selected bibliography, a biblical index, along with a topical index. Readers will appreciate the lively and engaging style, while practitioners will value the practical lessons and applications. Learn more about Church Planting Movements from the book’s website: www.ChurchPlantingMovements.com. The website includes many free downloadable resources, including free booklets, PowerPoints, case studies, and articles.

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Church multiplication is part of the very fabric of what it means to be a church. God has always intended for His living creation to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and the church is certainly no exception.

Jesus called us to go and make disciples of all nations. That means not just a few more churches, but many more … exponentially more. This is the work of the Kingdom that Jesus entrusted to his disciples and to us.

You can be a part of a great movement of God, cooperating with His Spirit, living out His church the way it was intended to be. You are invited to take the risk and engage in the adventure God has in store for all who desire to be fruitful and multiply!

Leading Church Multiplication: Locally, Regionally, and Nationally

You have an amazing calling. God has put you in a position to expand His kingdom through starting new churches; so here you are, in the thick of it, a modern-day apostle, trying to figure things out. It could be that you are doing it locally. You rep¬resent the speedboat of church multiplication. You have the least resistance and, possibly, the most resources to make it happen. We need more people like you. Maybe your calling is as a regional leader of a denomination or network. You have amazing potential in the “middle judicatory,” and you also walk in a minefield. You might be looking at the multiplication of new churches from a national platform. You’re twice removed from the ministry of actually planting a church, but you’re doubly positioned to impact the culture of what might be the aircraft carrier of this battle. In this book you will learn how to avoid the headaches of church planting and make the most of your opportunities.

Church Planting

Church Planting Landmines

We do not like to discuss failure. Church planters who fail do not speak at our conferences or write books. We hold up the successes and then wonder why such a lot of church planters are surprised by hardships and overwhelmed by failure.

Learning from failure is a key concept in life and successful church planting. When asked about his hundreds of failed attempts to invent the lightbulb before experiencing success, Thomas Edison simply said that he had found out the entire ways to not produce the lightbulb. Church planting is no different. It must be seen as a process of ‘failing forward.’

Church Planting Landmines looks at the various issues that can bring failure and gives practical advice on how to steer clear of these mistakes.

The Church Planter’s Toolkit

The premier resource for church planters! Combining the wisdom and expertise of Bob Logan and Steve Ogne, The Church Planter’s Toolkit offers clear objectives that all church planters want to believe.

The Church Planter’s Toolkit includes 12 audio CD’s in addition to detailed checklists and action planning worksheets to form a comprehensive package for church planters and their supervisors.

Beginning with spiritual foundations, you are going to discover ways to develop effective strategies for starting healthy churches that are applicable in any context.

Logan and Ogne use an easy to remember life-cycle model to describe the phase of new church development (conception, prenatal, birth, growth and reproduction). The entire key issues within one phase will have to be addressed before moving on to the next phase of development, differently, significant problems can arise in the new church.

Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply

Planting a church is without doubt one of the most exciting adventures you’ll ever embark on. It’s also some of the hardest. It requires initiative, leadership, strategy, systems, and a large number of prayer. In this second edition of Planting Missional Churches, not only will you find a fully redesigned book with new content in each and every single chapter, but you’ll also find several new chapters on topics such as church multiplication, residencies, multi-ethnic ministry, multisite, denominations and networks, and religious leadership. So if you’re planting a church, be prepared.

Launch: Starting a New Church from Scratch

Starting a church from scratch? Get started here! Launch offers specific strategies for beginning a church without a members, no money, and no personnel. Readers get transparent, practical how-to strategies for quickly raising funds, creating a team, making plans services and products, effective evangelism, and swiftly developing a growing membership. Specific advice is included for reaching that frequently tricky-to-target demographic, the 20- to 40-year-old. Now thoroughly revised and expanded to stay alongside of the ever-changing landscape of church planting.

Starting a New Church

According to the creator, perhaps our greatest responsibility is to evangelize our own generation. Yet established churches aren’t ready to do this. Actually, rising generations of Americans live in ignorance of Jesus Christ and don’t have any moral absolutes. Aggressive church planting, the creator believes, is the answer to the problem, because new churches focus on the needs of every new generation and present biblical truth in the cultural context that best reaches those people. The objectives of this book are to lay down the challenge to believe becoming a church planter at the same time as at the same time screen out wishful thinking and concentrate on the practical challenges of church planting. This authoritative and edgy message is the next thing in evangelism.

According to the creator, perhaps our greatest responsibility is to evangelize our own generation. Yet established churches aren’t ready to do this. Actually, rising generations of Americans live in ignorance of Jesus Christ and don’t have any moral absolutes. Aggressive church planting, the creator believes, is the answer to the problem, because new churches focus on the needs of every new generation and present biblical truth in the cultural context that best reaches those people. The objectives of this book are to lay down the challenge to believe becoming a church planter at the same time as at the same time screen out wishful thinking and concentrate on the practical challenges of church planting. This authoritative and edgy message is the next thing in evangelism.

Disciplemaking

Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions

Dr. McGavran wrote ‘Bridges of God’ “in the hope that it will shed light on the process of how peoples become Christian, and help direct the attention of those who love the Lord to the highways of the Spirit along which His redemptive Church can advance”

Contagious Disciple Making:Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery

It is hard to deny that today’s world can seem apathetic toward Christians. Some may look down at their iPhones when we mention God, motion for the check when we bring up church, or casually change the subject when we talk about prayer. In a world full of people whose indifference is greater than their desire to know Christ, how can we dream of growing the church?

In Contagious Disciple Making, David Watson and Paul Watson map out a simple method that has sparked an explosion of homegrown churches in the United States and around the world. A companion to Cityteam’s two previous books, Miraculous Movements and The Father Glorified, Contagious Disciple Making details the method used by Cityteam disciple-makers. This distinctive process focuses on equipping spiritual leaders in communities where churches are planted. Unlike many evangelism and church-growth products that focus on quick results, contagious disciple-making takes time to cultivate spiritual leadership, resulting in lasting disciple-making movements. Through Contagious Disciple Making readers will come to understand that a strong and equipped leader will continue to grow the church long after church planters move on to the next church.

Features include:

  • Engagement tools for use in the field
  • Practical techniques to equip others to make disciples
Evangelism

The Master Plan of Evangelism s

For more than forty years this classic study has shown Christians how to minister to the people God brings into their lives. Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Dr. Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question: What was Christ’s strategy for evangelism? This convenient, portable format has an updated look for a new generation of readers.

Spiritual Conversations

Everyone is on a spiritual journey. Many are waiting for someone to walk alongside them and help them discover how God wants them to proceed on their journey. They are looking for a coach!

The body of Christ has yet to realize the potential for multiplying leaders and disciples through coaching. The author is a practitioner. He is a veteran evangelist, church planter and pastor but most of all, he is a coach. He is optimistic about God’s power to change people and shares tips from his practical experience on how to engage people in Spiritual Conversations.

Leadership Development

Grit: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the name of the game to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who steadily noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what truly drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in probably the most toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what may also be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. In any case, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

The ONE Thing has made more than 350 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times, and USA Today. It won 12 book awards, has been translated into 27 languages, chosen as one of the crucial Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudsons Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries.Voted one of Top 100 Business Books of All Time on Goodreads. People are the use of this simple, powerful concept to concentrate on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.

Success is who you are

Success Is Who You Are is an offshoot of the fundamental things that Sam Adeyemi has learned over time about the laws of success. In it, you’ll learn the principles that when applied will guarantee total transformation in your life.

Learn principles such as:
• Transformation – Your nature determines your future
• Imagination – What you see is what you become
• Thoughts – Whilst you alter your thoughts, you alter your life
• Planning – He who fails to plan, plans to fail
• Emotions – If you’ll regulate your emotions, you’ll regulate your environment
• Association – He who walks with the wise, will likely be wise
• Words – Words convey resources from the intangible world to the material
• Action – Nothing moves until you move it

This book will provide you with the blueprint for achieving outstanding success should you embrace its principles. They worked for Sam Adeyemi, they’ll give you the results you want!
You will succeed.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people during the world take into accounts selling products and disseminating ideas.

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion whilst taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you’re taking with more action to achieve Massive Action results.

Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.

While the general public operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you are after big goals, you do not want to settle for the unusual. To reach the next level, you should take into account the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

Missions

Missionary Methods: God’s Plan for Missions According to Paul

Newly updated, revised edition. A complete missionary manual for evangelical missionaries.

Missionary Methods is an enduring classic, a how-to that every single missionary should read, as well as any lay person who desires to be a useful part of the body of Christ. The author, Roland Allen, takes a thorough look at the practice and principle of arguably the most successful church planter in history, the biblical apostle Paul. Every missionary difficulty and success can be found in Acts and the apostle Paul’s letters, which cover such topics as training, discipleship, finances, and sustainability. The “methods” are built on the foundation of a relationship with God, salvation through Christ, and the indwelling and leading of the Holy Spirit.

Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: North America and Beyond

A practical approach to church planting that uses cultural and experiential data to facilitate the founding of new churches in unreached areas of the world.

    Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus

    How do the people most resistant to the transformative power of the gospel come to be its most devoted followers? Miraculous Movement recounts an amazing change taking place within Muslim communities where the truth of Jesus Christ is turning around the lives of many thousands of Muslims from more than twenty people groups. Discover through the sometimes humorous, often sobering, but always enlightening and encouraging true stories how imams, sheikhs, and entire mosques are forsaking Islam and embracing Christ.

    This close look at what the Lord is doing to spread the gospel highlights the key scriptural principles that help Christians reach out in love to share the gospel in their own community. The authors outline the principle of service to others that open doors of opportunity to the work of the gospel.

    Author Jerry Trousdale works with CityTeam Ministries, an organization dedicated to helping disciples make disciples through CityTeam’s own ministry and through training other ministries in more than thirty countries.

    Features includes:

    • Outlines important principles on how to share the gospel with non-Christians
    • Explains how ordinary people can lead neighbors to Christ in love and humility
    • Tells many exciting and encouraging stories of Muslims who have accepted Jesus
    • Describes CityTeam’s unique program focused on God’s work through disciple-making movements, a strategy that harnesses the power of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches

    Beyond the Local Church: How Apostolic Movements Can Change the World

    2016 IVP Readers’ Choice Award Many people have given up on the church. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve given up on God or Christianity. In many cases, it was merely that local church congregations were not the best context for missional people to live out their sense of God’s call. The good news is that God is raising up vibrant movements of Christians in a vast array of vocations around the world: disciple-making ministries, missions, relief and development, social activism, advocacy and much more. These are all strategic ways to live for the kingdom―in venues beyond the local church. Wherever movements of the gospel have occurred, visionary people and apostolic structures have been essential. Mission leader Sam Metcalf shows how God has always worked through entrepreneurial individuals and organizations that launched out in fresh ways. He gives biblical and missiological foundations for missional movements, showing that what has often been called “parachurch” is an equally valid manifestation of the church. Affirming the strengths of apostolic personalities, Metcalf shows how they can be deployed to cross cultural barriers, renew secular societies and transform the nations with the power of the gospel. God may be inviting you to join what he is doing around the world. Answer the call and discover how God can use you beyond your imagination.

    Organization Development

    Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World

    Kotter explains how traditional organizational hierarchies evolved to meet the daily demands of running an enterprise. For most companies, the hierarchy is the singular operating system at the heart of the firm. But the reality is, this system simply is not built for an environment where change has become the norm. Kotter advocates a new system—a second, more agile, network-like structure that operates in concert with the hierarchy to create what he calls a “dual operating system”—one that allows companies to capitalize on rapid-fire strategic challenges and still make their numbers.

    Accelerate (XLR8) vividly illustrates the five core principles underlying the new network system, the eight Accelerators that drive it, and how leaders must create urgency in others through role modeling. And perhaps most crucial, the book reveals how the best companies focus and align their people’s energy and urgency around what Kotter calls the big opportunity.

    If you’re a pioneer, a leader who knows that bold change is necessary to survive and thrive in an ever-changing world, this book will help you accelerate into a better, more profitable future.

    The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job

    In this, his sixth and most anticipated fable, New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on his most universal and human topic to date: misery at work. In doing so, Lencioni presents a revolutionary yet simple model for making any job more rewarding and fulfilling. Lencioni tells the unforgettable story of Brian Bailey, an abruptly retired executive searching for meaning in his career and his life. Through a series of twists and turns, Brian discovers the three universal causes of anguish and frustration at work, and the keys to overcoming them. Whether he’s trying to convince an investment banker that job satisfaction matters, or motivating a pizza delivery driver to be friendlier to customers, Brian is forced to confront aspects of himself, and others, that make job misery a painful reality in so many organizations. Whether you’re an executive looking to establish a cultural competitive advantage, a manager trying to engage and motivate your people, or an employee searching for fulfillment in your work, THE THREE SIGNS OF A MISERABLE JOB will provide you with immediate relief-and hope.

      Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

      Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history’s most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you’re a team of one or a team of thousands.

      WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

      Personal Development

      Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

      After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

      Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

      We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.

      The Compound Effect

      No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.

      StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths, Find Your Edge, Win at Work

      In the years since the publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have come to the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people, you must build on their strengths. And yet, as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations—performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems—remain stubbornly remedial and exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It’s a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and everyday practice utterly out of sync.

      That’s about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and act on them. The original edition of StandOut provided top-notch insights from one of the world’s foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting-edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 also includes the assessment and a robust report on your most dominant strengths. The report is easily exported so you can use it to present the very best of yourself to your team and your company.

      StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide for building on your strengths to further your career—and help your team and organization win.

      Social Justice

      Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

      A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time
       
      Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
       
      Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

      Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

      Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee’s family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans.

      Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror that Immaculee discovered the power of prayer, eventually shedding her fear of death and forging a profound and lasting relationship with God.

      She emerged from her bathroom hideout having discovered the meaning of truly unconditional love—a love so strong she was able seek out and forgive her family’s killers. The triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss

      Just Courage: God’s Great Expedition for the Restless Christian

      “There must be more to the Christian life than this–more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring.”

      These aren’t bad things, of course. But they’re safe and comfortable and easy. And there’s a reason they’re not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful–we’re created by God for adventure.

      International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God’s great expedition.

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