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Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community

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Even in a country as religious as the U.S., many people feel disengaged from their faith communities. More than half report that they really don't get the opportunity in their congregation to do what they do best. People just feel disconnected.

Maybe it's because those faith communities make unwitting missteps: Pastors ask shy people to be Greeters, or recruit innately disorganized people to coordinate church events.

The problem is simply this: Too many people's talents are going unappreciated. But it doesn't have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrich their faith communities. The book --- written by onetime pastors Albert Winseman and Curt Liesveld, and Donald O. Clifton, co-author of the national bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths --- shows people how to identify and affirm their talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Most importantly, Living Your Strengths helps people discover their true calling.

The book includes an ID code that gives readers access to StrengthsFinder.com, a personality assessment that reveals user's top 5 talent themes. Spiritual enrichment begins with turning talents into strengths. Living Your Strengths is an indispensable guide to help readers to just that.

Review:

"This is the religious spinoff of Clifton's first coauthored bestseller, Now, Discover Your Strengths, which was aimed more squarely at the business world. The principles in both books are the same: individuals will be happier and more successful if they build on their strengths, rather than focusing on overcoming their weaknesses. The authors call for a 'strengths revolution' in churches that will allow more congregants to feel they contribute by doing what they do best. If congregational leaders can identify members' strengths and assign tasks in harmony with those traits, they will enjoy a greater sense of connection to and satisfaction with their religious communities — something the authors suggest is in short supply. It is a simple message fleshed out by an inventory of 34 possible 'signature themes.' Readers can determine their own top five signature themes by using an ID code (unique to each book copy) to take an online personality test developed by the Gallup Organization. The authors' 'theology of strengths' refers to Paul's sermon on 'the body of Christ' (1 Corinthians) and Christ's parable of the talents, among other biblical passages. This is an action-oriented book, and taking the test will give readers a personal hook. It should appeal to religious book groups as well as individuals and church leaders." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

While millions of people in the U.S. are actively involved in some sort of religious organization, many people feel disengaged from their faith communities. More than half report that they really don't get the opportunity in their congregation to do what they do best. The problem is this: too many people's talents are going unappreciated. But it doesn't have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrich their faith communities. The book shows people how to identify and affirm their talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Most importantly, Living Your Strengths helps people discover their true callings. The book includes an ID code that gives readers access to StrengthsFinder.com, a personality assessment that reveals the user's top five talents.

Synopsis:

"Living Your Strengths" shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrichtheir faith communities, how to identify and affirm their talents, and how touse them for growth and service.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595620026
Author:
Winseman, Albert L
Publisher:
Gallup Press
Author:
Winseman, Albert L.
Author:
Clifton, Donald O.
Author:
Liesveld, Curt
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Religion - General
Subject:
Christianity - Pastoral Ministry
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
SEL032000
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20.5 oz

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Product details 264 pages Gallup Press - English 9781595620026 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This is the religious spinoff of Clifton's first coauthored bestseller, Now, Discover Your Strengths, which was aimed more squarely at the business world. The principles in both books are the same: individuals will be happier and more successful if they build on their strengths, rather than focusing on overcoming their weaknesses. The authors call for a 'strengths revolution' in churches that will allow more congregants to feel they contribute by doing what they do best. If congregational leaders can identify members' strengths and assign tasks in harmony with those traits, they will enjoy a greater sense of connection to and satisfaction with their religious communities — something the authors suggest is in short supply. It is a simple message fleshed out by an inventory of 34 possible 'signature themes.' Readers can determine their own top five signature themes by using an ID code (unique to each book copy) to take an online personality test developed by the Gallup Organization. The authors' 'theology of strengths' refers to Paul's sermon on 'the body of Christ' (1 Corinthians) and Christ's parable of the talents, among other biblical passages. This is an action-oriented book, and taking the test will give readers a personal hook. It should appeal to religious book groups as well as individuals and church leaders." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
While millions of people in the U.S. are actively involved in some sort of religious organization, many people feel disengaged from their faith communities. More than half report that they really don't get the opportunity in their congregation to do what they do best. The problem is this: too many people's talents are going unappreciated. But it doesn't have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrich their faith communities. The book shows people how to identify and affirm their talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Most importantly, Living Your Strengths helps people discover their true callings. The book includes an ID code that gives readers access to StrengthsFinder.com, a personality assessment that reveals the user's top five talents.
"Synopsis" by , "Living Your Strengths" shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrichtheir faith communities, how to identify and affirm their talents, and how touse them for growth and service.

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