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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
You have clout. Have you discovered it yet?
It is easy to believe that power, influence, and leadership are gifts given to a special few. But the Bible says otherwise.
We all long for significance, even as we fear we will never be good enough. We listen for God, but hear only voices of doubt and practicality. Listen again. There is a call that only you can answer.
Clout is power and influence. It is an undeniable trait that opens doors and moves mountains. You have it, and you can use it to change the world around you. With Scripture and stories from her own life, Jenni Catron maps out the pitfalls and clear paths on the way toward discovering and unleashing your very own clout.
This is not a quest of power for powers sake. Influence is not a guarantee of fame or fortune. It is an opportunity to use your gifts to do the extraordinary. This is a journey toward dismantling what stands in the way of your influence and leadership, discovering your God-given clout, and using it to answer Gods calling on your life.
Learn about Jesus and others who sought to lead like him. Stop dreaming and start planning. Define your direction, set your goals, and confront the challenges that stand between you and the person God made you to be. Step into your sphere of influence with the humble confidence of Christ.Dont hide. We need you. Discover your clout here.
Jenni Catron is part of the central leadership team at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. She served for nine years as the executive director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where she led the staff and oversaw the ministry of its five campuses. Prior to joining Cross Point, she worked as an Artist Development Director in the Christian music industry for nine years. She lives in Menlo Park, California.
BridgetHaymondSarasota, FLAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Put Your God-Given Influence To WorkMay 5, 2014BridgetHaymondSarasota, FLAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Clout, by Jenni Catron is a life-changing book that presents a balanced Biblical perspective about discovering your God-given place of influence. The subtitle for this book is Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and it centers around living with purpose so you can confidently move within the sphere of influence you've been called to lead.
In this book the author addresses the lies we believe and traps, also known as "clout killers" that keep Christians from reaching their full potential. You may not carry the official title of a leader, but there are no doubt regular opportunities in your daily life to make a positive difference by influencing the lives of those around you. When you understand your influence, and your God-given clout, you can make the most of your gifts, talents, experiences and opportunities to live your life with greater purpose.
You don't have to wait for someone to appoint you as a leader; it's what you do and how you live in your God-given arena of influence and purpose that makes you a leader. After reading this book, you will have greater insight and practical know-how with regard to the ways that you can begin making a difference starting right away.
By way of disclosure: I received a free review copy of Clout, Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence by Jenni Catron from Nelson Books in exchange for writing a reviewâ€”good, bad, or otherwise.
KristinFort Worth, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5CloutMarch 26, 2014KristinFort Worth, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3Part of the description for the book states, "Clout is power and influence. It is an undeniable trait that opens doors and moves mountains. You have it, and you can use it to change the world around you. With Scripture and stories from her own life, Jenni Catron maps out the pitfalls and clear paths on the way toward discovering and unleashing your very own clout." I had seen this book pop up on my instagram feed a few times so when I had the opportunity to get a free copy to review I was really excited about it. The book was good and had a lot of valuable insights about leadership. I did feel like it focused more on leadership in the workplace and less with ministry leadership and personal influence which was what I was expecting. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it didn't seem to apply as much to me as I thought it would as a stay at home mom and small business owner. I also wish that the author would have used more Scripture to back up the points that she made. I think that it was a good book with lots of little nuggets of truth, but not necessarily applicable to the stage of life that I am in.
Nellie DeeStone Lake, WIAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Challenging & Encouraging for Every One!March 1, 2014Nellie DeeStone Lake, WIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Clout is power and influence. Jenni Catron says you have it, and that you can use it to change the world around you. It is the unique God-given traits within each of us that opens doors and moves mountains. The author uses Scripture and stories from her own personal experiences to point out the pitfalls or clout killers. Then she shows how to discover and unleash your own powerful clout.
I did not expect to like this book. In fact, I chose this book specifically as a challenge, daring the author to convince me that I have a voice, much less influence over anyone. I learned that we all have our sphere of influence, even if to just a few. If you are a mother, father, sister or brother, you have influence.
This book is filled with so many nuggets, that I took pages of notes. I used it as a textbook and wrote out answers in my journal to the author's specific questions. Although I finished the book, I will continue to work on my own self-perception by working through the rest of the questions as well as using the additional resources included at the end of the book.
This book exceeded my expectations. Not only does the author have incredible insight, but she knows how to write it like it is. The author confronts and challenges the issues that keep us from being who we are meant to be. I highly recommend it to any and everyone.