Learning From the Giants
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About "Learning From the Giants"
:If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what lessons would they share with you? In LEARNING FROM THE GIANTS John C. Maxwell draws on fifty years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. These people fought and won epic battles, served kings, and endured great hardships for God to come out on the other side transformed through His grace. Through them Maxwell explores timeless lessons we can learn about leadership, ourselves, and our relationship with God.
Meet the Author
John C Maxwell
John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 13 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of Injoy Stewardship Services and EQUIP. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors and artists named to Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies. - Publisher.
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This is one of Maxwell's latest books. Following the pattern of an earlier book, Running with the Giants (Warner Books, 2002), Maxwell leads the reader in a study of the lives of nine biblical characters. These biblical characters were each made to share with the reader one significant insight they could distil from their lives and their walk with God. The nine insights from these nine biblical characters are: God loves you on your bad days (Elijah); Give your best wherever God puts you (Elisha); God sees the big picture (Job); Let God have control of your life (Jacob); God specializes in the unexpected (Deborah); God has a reason for your encounter with Him (Isaiah); God always gives us a second chance (Jonah); God is greater than your greatest challenges (Joshua); and, Have a purpose bigger than you (Daniel). These insights are then expanded into timeless life and leadership lessons. Accompanying every study is also a helpful prayer by the biblical character for the reader and a discussion guide. This reviewer particularly likes the study on Jonah which reminds us that God is the God of second chances. He gives us second chances because we need it, because others need it and because He is good. God is a God who uses imperfect people. When God gives us a second chance, make it count! This book is vintage Maxwell. I look forward to his forthcoming Walking with the Giants: Lessons on Life and Leadership from Women in the Bible.