Recently we have read and re-read two very thought provoking, life changing books. We will review both of them in this post. For those who are pursuing Father and His love and for those who are serious about spiritual growth, we highly recommend these two books for your library. Both of us have gleened greatly and applied the principles here. We encourage you to do the same!
by Dr. Henry Cloud
While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret. But consultant, psychologist, and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud sees endings differently. He argues that our personal and professional lives can only improve to the degree that we can see endings as a necessary and strategic step to something better. If we cannot see endings in a positive light and execute them well, he asserts, the “better” will never come either in business [ministry] growth or in our personal lives.
In this insightful and deeply empathetic book, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when executed well, “necessary endings” allow us to proactively correct the bad and the broken in our lives in order to make room for the professional and personal growth we seek. However, when endings are avoided or handled poorly – as is too often the case – good opportunities may be lost, and misery repeated. Drawing on years of experience as an executive coach and a psychologist, Dr. Cloud offers a mixture of advice and case studies to help readers
- know when to have a realistic hope and when to execute a necessary ending in a business [ministy], or with an individual;
- identify which employees, projects, activities and relationships are worth nurturing and which are not;
- overcome people’s resistance to change and create change that works;
- stop wasting resources needed for the things that really matter.
Knowing when and how to let go when something, or someone, isn’t working – a personal relationship, a job, or a business [ministry] venture-is essential for happiness and success. Necessary Endings gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.
THE SUPERNATURAL POWER OF FORGIVENESS
Discover How to Escape Your Prison of Pain & Unlock a Life of Freedom
by Kris and Jason Vollotton
The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness gives us exactly what we need: honesty, inspriation and insight to enable us to understand the process to health and recovery. Bill Johnson
The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness will bring greater intimacy with the Father to every heart that embraces this message. Kim Walker-Smith & Skyler Smith, The Jesus Culture.
The Supernatural Power of Forgivness is a composition of insights of how Jason walked out of his prison of pain. It is much more than its title; much more than just another book on how to forgive. It is the transparent story of Jason’s journey out of excruciating pain and wounding to a life unlocked by the supernatural power of forgiveness AND healing. It’s a must read. Roger & Gerri