Making Life Work
We live in a world that overflows with knowledge and information, but precious little wisdom. In proverbs, Bill Hybels found advice that has been tested for centuries. If it seems as though there's nothing less common than common sense, this...
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We live in a world that overflows with knowledge and information, but precious little wisdom. In proverbs, Bill Hybels found advice that has been tested for centuries. If it seems as though there's nothing less common than common sense, this book is for you. 214 pages, from Zondervan
Life is complicated. But with God you can make it work! In Making Life Work: Putting God's Wisdom Into Action, Hybels points you to the down-to-earth, practical wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs. Chapter by chapter, you'll see how the ancient truths apply directly to every area of your life: friendships, marriage, decision-making, finances, parenting, work, integrity, and more.
The world overflows with information, data and knowledge. But you find precious little wisdom.Wisdom is what you desperately need when faced with a challenge at work, a problem at home, a conflict with friends or a crisis within yourself.What factors are critical to achieving your life goals?How can you get a friendship back on track?Why is it so hard to trust God in problem situations?How can you make a difference in the marketplace?How should you respond to someone who is angry with you?What is the surprising result of helping others?How can you establish a sound financial foundation?To answer questions like these, you want wisdom--sound advice from someone you respect, someone who knows how to succeed and how to deal with failure, someone who sees clearly the consequences of different courses of action. That's what pastor Bill Hybels has found in the book of Proverbs, and that's what he offers to his congregation and now to you. Here is advice that has been tested for centuries and found true about how to put God's wisdom into action in your life.If you feel that there's nothing so rare as common sense, this book is for you!
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books on personal evangelism, marriage and especially on the subject of Christian leadership, including Just Walk Across the Room, Courageous Leadership and the newly released, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.
- 1. Pursue Wisdom
- 2. Take Initiative
- 3. Do Good
- 4. Develop Discipline
- 5. Speak Truth
- 6. Choose Friends Wisely
- 7. Marry Well
- 8. Forge Strong Families: Part One
- 9. Forge Strong Families: Part Two
- 10. Cultivate Compassion
- 11. Manage Anger
- 12. Trust God In Everything
- Questions For Reflection & Discussion