7 Books to Help You Become The Leader and Father God Called You to Be

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With Father's Day around the corner, we're taking the time to appreciate the men in our lives.

Honor your father by giving him one of these books. Challenge yourself to become a better leader adding these to your reading list.

you are next 300You Are Next by Sam Rodriguez - BUY IT HERE

It's time for a change! It's time to hear the voice of Jesus asking, "Do you want to get well?" And it's time to answer Him with your obedience. Your destiny, future, and family are not controlled by "if only"; they rest in the hands of the one who loves you, saves you, redeems you and heals you. Let go of your excuses, move beyond your conditional living and break your cycle of dependency. It's time to stand!

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Have you convinced yourself the abundant life Jesus came to bring is out of reach? Have you developed an "if only" mentality, waiting for something or someone to turn things around? While you become more and more dependent on your excuses, you watch others get what you want to have, go where you want to go and experience what you long to feel. It seems it's never your turn to experience the joy that comes from attaining all God has for you.

In You Are Next, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez uses the story of Jesus healing the paralytic to powerfully illustrate that your "tendency for dependency" could be standing in the way of your miracle. He challenges you to do what's necessary to receive it and shows you how to:

  • Let go of old labels you've allowed to define you.
  • Move beyond barriers that limit you.
  • Stop seeing yourself as a victim and start seeing your circumstances as subject to the authority and power of Jesus Christ.
  • Let go of the qualifications you think are tacked on to Jesus' command to get up and walk.

It's time to step out in faith! You are next!

choose honor 300I Choose Honor by Rich Wilkerson Sr. - BUY IT HERE

When you honor others, you honor God.

Trying harder doesn't always improve relationships or bring promotion. But choosing to live with honor will strengthen relationships, bring elevation, build bridges and deepen our worship of and intimacy with God.

The blessing of honor is seen throughout Scripture, as those who remained honorable flourished, and those who did not suffered from tragedies, wars and hardships. This book explains that when we honor family members, authority figures, the overlooked, colleagues, subordinates and the like simply because they are God's creation, we honor God. And honoring God is an act of worship that leads to a deeper intimacy with Him.

Though some self-improvement and leadership books address the importance of respect, few explain the life-changing power of honor. Through biblical examples and personal stories, this book will help readers grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and truly appreciate the people around them as they learn to create a culture of honor in their lives, families and ministries.

David the greatDavid The Great by Dr. Mark Rutland - BUY IT HERE

King David was a complicated, conflicted man of flesh. But too often he is viewed as an Americanized shepherd boy on a Sunday school felt board or a New Testament saint alongside the Virgin Mary. Not only does this neglect one of the Bible's most complex stories of sin and redemption; it also bypasses the gritty life lessons inherent in the amazing true story of David.

Mark Rutland shreds the felt-board character, breaks down the sculpted marble statue and unearths the real David of the Bible. Both noble and wretched, neither a saint nor a monster, at times victorious and other times a failure, David was through it all, a man after God's own heart.

Love Leads editedLove Leads by Dr. Steve Greene - BUY IT HERE

This book will help you see that love and leadership are not mutually exclusive and learn that without love, you cannot be an effective leader.

The one action verb most frequently missing from various manifestos on leadership is love. In Love Leads Dr. Steve Greene shares real-life examples, principles and exhortations of the love of a leader.

You will discover what it looks like to lead with love—is there a process of love? is tough love really love?—and you will view leadership as it's never been seen before as Dr. Greene dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

The real-life principles in this book are fully supported throughout by the actions of God who "so loved that He gave," leading you to see with new insight that the true essence of leadership is love.

40 Days to Total Forgiveness x70040 Days to Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall - BUY IT HERE

Forgiving others doesn't just grant you peace. It gets you right with God.

This book will help you understand the importance of the mandate in God's Word to forgive others and teach you what steps to take to totally forgive.

Features & Benefits

  • A powerful message reflecting biblical teachings on forgiveness.
  • Bible verses for deeper study.
  • Relevant prayers.
  • Journaling space to reflect on what God is saying to you as you meditate on each devotion.

Forgiving others totally is a core message of the gospel. Jesus forgives us completely and unconditionally, and we are to do the same. But how do we make the choice to let go of the unforgiveness in our hearts?

Are you holding on to bitterness or unforgiveness toward someone who has wronged you? Are you feeling a lack of freedom and peace in your spirit because of it? It's time to get right with God by letting go of the past and releasing both the people and the pain. In this 40-day devotional based on R. T. Kendall's best-selling work Total Forgiveness, you will find inspirational readings to guide you into a new place of peace and joy. You will learn:

  • The mandate to forgive.
  • Misconceptions about forgiveness.
  • What total forgiveness looks like.
  • Steps to take to total forgiveness.
  • The ultimate proof of total forgiveness.

Daddy Loves His Little GirlsDaddy Loves His Girls by T.D. Jakes - BUY IT HERE

Your Father loves you very much!

God wants to fill every void and heal every scar left by earthly fathers. Bishop T. D. Jakes offers hope and healing that will change the way you look at your world.

Filled with powerful, encouraging teaching for women of any age, Daddy Loves His Girls provides the building blocks for healthier, happier relationships. Be encouraged as you learn how to:

  • Understand the losses you may experience in a fatherless home.
  • Build a relationship with a Father who never sleeps.
  • Cut the approval cord and let fears of rejection go.
  • Accept the fact that everyone has a right to be blessed.

Your heavenly Daddy wants to protect you, love you and comfort you. What are you waiting for? His arms are open, and His heart is big.

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The Power of a Parent's blessing by Craig Hill - BUY IT HERE

You were created to be God's agent of blessing to your children.
Blessing is a custom established by God and is meant to function in every family. In fact, there are seven critical times in each of our lives when God wants to give us a powerful message of identity and destiny. In The Power of a Parent's Blessing, Craig Hill explains each of these times, answering key questions such as:

  • What is the key identity question to be answered in your child's heart?

  • When is the appropriate time to bless?
  • What are potential consequences of not blessing?
  • What is the role of each parent in blessing at this specific time?
  • What are practical tools to use in blessing?

It is never too late to start your children on the road to fulfilling their destinies. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or stepparent, these powerful blessings will help the children in your life to prosper.

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