Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs by Bill Hybels.
The Book of Proverbs is unique in that it serves up weighty Godly wisdom in bite-size chunks. Likewise, this book also serves axioms or leadership proverbs in memorable sound-bites that can be easily recalled to inform a critical decision. The pithy, powerful axioms are supported by scriptural verses and personal stories and speak directly into the daily issues and challenges every leader faces. The axioms are divided into four categories: Vision and Strategy, Teamwork and Communication, Activity and Assessment, and Personal Integrity. Each axiom chapter ends with a ďLinksĒ section that leads you toward other similarly themed axioms. Recommended for anyone in any form of leadership: church, professional, small groups or community projects.
A Love Worth Giving: Living in the
Overflow of Godís Love by Max Lucado.
you long to be more loving? Want to learn to forgive? Finding it hard to put others first? This book provides the answers not only
to these questions but sets you towards the secret to loving - living loved. It reminds you of Godís love that you cannot resist and
shows you how Jesus Christ loved us first. This book starts with the Principle (Luke ): Receive first, love second. It then
expands one step at a time what is hailed as the finest chapter on love in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13. Each chapter takes on a characteristic
of love, beginning with patience, then kindness, no envy, no boasting, all the way to an enduring Love that never fails. A Discussion
Guide on each chapter is found at the back of the book, where challenging questions are presented to help you unders
The Parables of Jesus: Participantís Guide: Six In-Depth Studies Connecting the
Bible to Life by Matt Williams, General Editor.
This participantís guide on six parables of Jesus, one of the Deeper Connection series, is written by six biblical professors
to communicate the Bible in a clear, practical and unders
Love Talk: A Six-Session Guide to Speaking Each Otherís Languages by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
The video consists of a six-session curriculum with communication at the heart of a successful marriage.
Each session features Les and Leslie Parrott and interviews with small group couples as well as other creative elements. Some of the
sessions are based on more than one chapter from the book Love Talk. However, even if you have not read the book, the companion workbook
is useful because it contains discussion questions for the DVD curriculum that are requisites to a healthier, stronger relationship.
Each video of 10 to 15 minutes presents basic principles on: communication 101, foundation of every great conversation, your personal
talk style, secret to emotional connection, when not to talk, and the most impor
Workbook for Women, Speak Each Otherís Language Like you Never Have Before by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
This companion workbook to the video is ideal for individual and small group coupleís study. It helps women personalize the concepts in the book to fortify their relationships. The workbook contains exercises, self-tests and discussion questions to internalize and guide you in learning more about communication in marriage. Topics are varied such as communication goals, identifying your talk style, reading your partnerís body language, wanting to read his mind, avoiding unwanted advice, and your strengths chart. The strengths chart is the most enjoyable exercise in this workbook. Women are encouraged to share the strengths chart with the partner to improve mutual respect with each other.
A small group discussion guide with the DVD curriculum can be found at the back of the book to draw the couples closer to each other.
Workbook for Men, Speak Each Otherís Language Like you Never Have Before by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott.
This companion workbook to the video can be used individually or in a small group setting. The concepts, exercises and discussion questions in this workbook for men are duplicates of the contents of the workbook for women, except for changes in prepositions like he instead of she, and him instead of her.