Good to Great in God's Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common / Revised - eBook  -     By: Chip Ingram
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Good to Great in God's Eyes: 10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common / Revised - eBook

Baker Books / 2012 / ePub

$9.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $15.99
|
Save 38% ($6.00)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW24292EB

Current Promotions
* This product is available for purchase worldwide.

Read this eBook on:




Have questions about eBooks? Check out our eBook FAQs.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781441235909
ISBN-13: 9781441235909
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Jim Collins's Good to Great became a bestselling business book because it studies the characteristics of great businesses. But should Christians want to become great in the eyes of the world? In Good to Great in God's Eyes, bestselling author Chip Ingram shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work. Believers become great in God's eyes by applying the 10 common characteristics of great Christians:

• think great thoughts
• read great books
• pursue great people
• dream great dreams
• pray great prayers
• take great risks
• make great sacrifices
• enjoy great moments
• empower great people
• develop great habits

Using Scripture, personal stories, and examples from Christians who left a lasting legacy, Ingram offers practical steps for becoming great in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, family, relationships, and career.

Author Bio

Chip Ingram is the senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. A pastor for over twenty-five years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of twelve books, including Overcoming Emotions that Destroy; God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, live in San Jose, California.

ChristianBookPreviews.com

In the wake of the phenomenal success of the secular business book, Good to Great by Jim Collins, about successful companies and their practices, we now have a tribute book on that same topic, only focused on individuals and presented from a Christian perspective. In Good to Great in God's Eyes: Ten Practices Great Christians Have in Common, author Chip Ingram offers pragmatic, if not innovative, advice on how to make one's life more productive, happy, and fulfilling. Often, the material is drawn from a very personal viewpoint, as in chapter two, called "Read Great Books." The recommended books in that chapter are primarily those books that Ingram, himself, has enjoyed and felt were advantageous to his personal and career growth.
The lead chapter is perhaps the most valuable, underscoring the Old Testament message of, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). Ingram talks about the negative effects of modern news broadcasts, seductive advertising, and depressing online material. He refers to Paul's advice about the renewing of the mind and quotes Scripture in regard to a list of positive concepts with the admonition to "think about these things" (Philippians 4:8) There is nothing original here from Ingram, but it is valid nonetheless.
Another chapter deals with finding positive people in our lives to have as mentors. It spends a lot of time on the topic of forgiving our parents for not being perfect, praising them more for whatever they did right, and moving on with life. (I'll confess, I sat down and wrote my mother a long letter after finishing that chapter.)
My personal favorite is chapter six, which talks about becoming a risk-taker. The examples of Esther before the king (Esther 5), Peter stepping out on the water (Matthew 14:22-33), and Paul as a convert going back into the Jewish temple (Acts 21), are radical steps of faith. The dangers were obvious, but the results were staggering. Ingram tells us to take the leap of faith, to get out of our comfort zones, to let God do His work through us. It is both scary and exuberating.
Don't expect to find breakthrough concepts here, especially in a book that confesses in its very title that it is emulating someone else's idea. Still, there are truths here, and they are organized systematically into good reading order. Good to Great in God's Eyes reminds readers of things worth being nudged about. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Christian Book Previews.com

Product Reviews

4.5 Stars Out Of 5
4.5 out of 5
(1)
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
4 out Of 5
(4 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4 out Of 5
(4 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Book
    November 29, 2014
    CB
    I have just started reading this book and haven't gotten too far, but what i have read has been great. it is written in a style like i am sitting across from Chip having a cup of coffee and just talking about these things. Really a great book.
  2. western North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    I'm involved in a weekly study/luncheon w/ book.
    August 6, 2012
    Spyderman
    western North Carolina
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I find this book to be very rrevealing and well organized to prove his points using Scripture and personal anecdotes. I especially liked " Dream a dream, Form a team, one page paper".
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. A Heart Like His: Intimate Reflections on the Life of David - eBookeBOOK
    A Heart Like His: Intimate Reflections on the Life of David - eBook
    Beth Moore
    B&H Books / 2010 / ePub
    $9.99
    5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW6353EB
  2. Jesus, the One and Only - eBookeBOOK
    Jesus, the One and Only - eBook
    Beth Moore
    B&H Books / 2013 / ePub
    $9.07 Retail: $9.99 Save 9% ($0.92)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW37611EB
  3. Write Your Story Acc, CD
    Write Your Story Acc, CD
    Francesca Battistelli
    Christian World, Inc. / 2014 / Compact disc
    $7.99 Retail: $8.99 Save 11% ($1.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WWCD56656
  4. Adventures in Odyssey ® #19: Passport to Adventure
    Adventures in Odyssey ® #19: Passport to Adventure
    Tyndale Entertainment / 1994 / Compact disc
    $15.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 36% ($9.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW92667

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search