You want to make a difference . . . but how? Change your life---and the world---by taking just one step of faith! Moving you from ideas to action, Jaggard shows how braving a small risk can result in a big advance for the gospel. Discover how to train yourself for action, create a culture of initiative, and more. 224 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
Develop the Art of Self-Challenge
Tired of dreaming about changing your life? Ready to change it? You came to the right place.
Jason Jaggard has developed a simple, direct way to practice the art of self-challenge. It requires a willingness to take healthy risks and is energized by the involvement of a small group of fellow risk-takers.
Here are just a few of the Spark insights that lead to lasting change:
· More resources are available to you than you realize.
· Living a changed life works best when a few friends get involved.
· When you relearn what "good" is, you experience more goodness in your life.
· Taking a healthy risk is always worth it, even if you fail.
When you practice the art of self-challenge, you notice that your life and the world around you start changing for the better. It involves doing the one thing that only you can do: take responsibility for your life. So go ahead and take your first risk: open this book and start reading.
JASON JAGGARD is CEO/Founder of Spark Good, a company passionate about unleashing creative potential in individuals and organizations. He is the creator of Spark Groups, an experience thousands of people worldwide have participated in at universities, corporations, faith communities, non-profits, homeless shelters, and in other settings. Before starting Spark Good, Jason worked on staff at Mosaic, a community of faith in Los Angeles. Jason teaches at Pepperdine University and speaks to a wide variety of audiences across the country.
Praise for Spark
"I expected to come away from reading Spark impressed with Jason Jaggards thoughts and encouraged by his stories. But I was also inspired to start taking my own risks to make a difference in small ways and big. This book is a valuable tool for anyone looking to move from contemplating life to fully living it."
Mike Gogis, Willow Creek Association chief financial officer
"Jasons flair for writing makes Spark as enjoyable to read as it is insightful. His drumbeat is that small risks often lead to dramatic transformations. Jason offers encouragement to everyone who seeks to make their lives and the world around them better, one risk at a time."
Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University
"Game changer! Its a term that is used to describe the monumental changes that occur in an array of spheresfrom politics to the music industry to sports and everything in between. Spark is a game changer for life and those who desire to live life loud."
Dr. Marcus "Goodie" Goodloe, catalyst at Mosaic, a Los Angeles faith community
"Spark will ignite you. Jason Jaggard invites everyone into movement by creating beautiful spaces (Spark Groups) where each person embraces the genesis of change. Spark reveals an author with a contagious passion for others and the willingness to walk by your side as you take meaningful risks. Anyone will benefit from reading this book, and bold readers will be charged, challenged, and changed."
Brian Kammerzelt, assistant professor and chair of communications at Moody Bible Institute; founder and director of The Just Life Spark
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