Books

BSL-181Brain Savvy Leaders

Leadership demands constant reframing and reappraisal of the situation at hand. It requires focus, objectivity, honest appraisal of self and others, and evaluation of available resources. An effective Christian church leader must also align the congregation’s vision and practices with God’s vision and the teachings of Christ. Perhaps most importantly, the church leader must love others.

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bookcover3dPeople-Pleasing Pastors

Pastors and church leaders often fall into the trap of people-pleasing. Charles Stone’s research on thousands of pastors and ministry leaders demonstrates the dangers of approval-motivated leadership. Bringing together biblical insights and neuroscience findings, Stone shows why we fall into people-pleasing patterns and what we can do to overcome these tendencies.

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5killers5 Ministry Killers and How to Defeat Them

Has your dream of making a difference for God brought more frustration than happiness? Are you suffering from pastoral burnout or depression?

Using unpublished, commissioned research, I used my thirty years in the ministry to identify five potent killers in pastors’ lives.

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daughtersDaughters Gone Wild – Dads Gone Crazy

Fifteen psychologists, twelve secondary schools, four expulsions, four rehabs, two house-arrests and innumerable arguments… the cast and plot line for a season’s worth of Law & Order? No. This was the real-life drama of my daughter’s adolescence. Heather, the once rebellious teen, sat down with me to pen an insider’s guide for parents and teens alike.

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