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About "Live, Love, Lead"
What would happen if one of Christianity's most respected leaders shared everything he has learned about finding God in life's difficulties and living an extraordinary life? Brian Houston has done just that. When Global Founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, set out to pioneer with 45 people and a school hall in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, he was unsure of the highs and lows, sacrifices and disappointments that would mark the 32-year journey of miraculous opportunities and dreams come true. LIVE, LOVE, LEAD is his story, woven in to the greatest story ever told, with room for chapters all your own to be written and re-written. It's a collection of tried and proven principles based on powerful biblical truths and life tested experiences that will enable you to unlock your personal vision, find God in your difficulties and discover what it means to live with eternity in mind. This book is for those who are intrigued by Brian and Hillsong Church - an Australian story with global impact - and for seasoned believers and spiritual seekers alike, longing to uncover the secret to living a more fulfilling life.
Meet the Author
Many Pastors and ministry leaders regard Pastor Brian Houston as one of the most well-loved and influential church statesman in the world.
He is a pioneer, along with his wife, Bobbie, they are the Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church; a local church with 17 global campuses and over 100,000 people in weekly attendance. Known for it's healthy approach to Church life, Mission, Innovation, College and Praise and Worship, Hillsong's Conferences are attended by tens of thousands of pastors and leaders from around the globe every year. Hillsong Conference and Colour Women's Conferences are held in some of Sydney and London's largest arenas and stadiums, with a focus on championing the cause of the local church.
Pastor Brian's bold and innovative leadership style has opened doors for many others to be serving God in highly effective ways; resulting in many great young men and women making significant contributions to both church and society in various walks of life in Australia and across the world.
His teaching resources and podcasts are in high demand - connecting people to Biblical truths, with a unique ability to apply them to everyday issues of life. Pastor Brian's warm and yet confronting style has gained a worldwide audience of over 10 million through Hillsong Television, one of Hillsong Church's primary mission endeavours. Hillsong Television can be watched from nearly every nation, through traditional TV platforms and digital Internet technology.
Today, Hillsong Church is described as "One House, with many rooms." Currently, it comprises of multiple campuses in Australia, plus more than a dozen extension services and a citywide network of connect groups. Hillsong's global congregations continue to add life and depth to this local church, with campuses in influential cities such as London, Cape Town, Kiev, Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, Germany, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, New York City, Los Angeles, California and soon to be introduced to the Latin world with Hillsong Buenos Aires and Hillsong San Paulo launching in early 2016. Each Hillsong Church plant is passionate about the local communities in which they operate and place a strong emphasis on social justice and helping people both within their own city and abroad.
Brian grew up in New Zealand to parents who were Salvation Army officers and always felt called to be a part of the local church. Today, after more than 30 years of marriage, and after pastoring Hillsong Church for 28 years, Brian and Bobbie have three adult children, six grandchildren and MANY spiritual sons and daughters who often affectionately call him "The Big Eagle." (Who knows why!?)
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Live, Love, Lead really hit a chord with me. I have always been attracted to Hillsong's music and ministry, and now to know Brian Housten's story too makes me love Hillsong more. It's a really good read and I recommend it to anyone, not just Christians, to gain insight into the power, mercy and love of God.
Love how this book caters to all audiences. You don't have to be a leader to lead. Leading is an every day thing when you choose love. Pastor Brian shares his own stories and makes it practical for us to live, love and lead.
This book is an amazing read. It has really helped me understand God purpose in my life and helped me to live life freely and fully in His amazing grace. The book is filled with plenty of His personal life story that removes any wall between the reader and the writer. As I was reading the book, I felt like I was sitting in his living room, having a coffee, while listening to him telling stories about his life and about God's plan for all of us. This is one of the book I have recommended the most to all my friends. And I would recommend it to anyone. You will love this book!
I've learnt more about Pastor Brian in this book than in all the years I've heard him preach. This book is frank, honestly inspiring, and a deserving bestseller. It reminds us that we're all human and flawed (even pastors who seem to have it altogether), but Jesus can make something awesome out of humble beginnings. The important thing is for us to get a BIG VISION. Your best is yet to come!
I love this book simply because of the rawness realness of Brian -- to allow us in to his even dark days is very rare these days. He's the man!