Why do we seek significance? Is it okay to want to feel important? Examining two sides of ambition---as an affliction and as a gift---Kendall explores what makes us tick. Discover how to become aware of hidden motives, be objective about yourself, learn patience before judging others, and use your aspirations in ways that please God. 192 pages, softcover from Chosen.
Biblical Teaching on Ambition Offers Surprising, Discerning Insights
What drives a person to seek significance on this earth? Is it okay to want to feel important? Is ambition wrong?
With his usual warmth, humor, and candor, beloved pastor and author R. T. Kendall explores what makes a human tick--and why it is important to know. Ambition, he states, is not inherently good or evil. It is a gift, and one of the main ways God motivates his children to do his will.
Readers will delight in self-discovery as they
• Become aware of their hidden motives
• Understand what it means to be objective about themselves
• Learn patience before judging others
• Channel their ambition into actions that please God
The greatest satisfaction, Kendall contends, comes from experiencing praise that God alone can give. Whatever their level of ambition, readers will discover honor and significance as God means for them to enjoy it. This, says Kendall, is true fulfillment and success.
Dr. R. T. Kendall, a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Oxford University (DPhil), is a protege of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. He was the senior minister of the historic Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. The author of numerous bestselling books, he conducts conferences all over the world and writes a bimonthly column for Ministry Today. Kendall has been interviewed on many media outlets, including Focus on the Family and In the Market with Janet Parshall. He and his wife live near Nashville, Tennessee.
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