Our most important battles are not always with the "giants out there" - those external challenges which we all face. The greatest battles are sometimes within ourselves. Too often, we diminish our own potential in ministry, business, and in life. Learn to battle the giants in your life, in a series of lessons based on the story of David and Goliath. Includes a personal training manual to help you practice what you've learned.
Shane Stanford and R. Brad Martin frame their powerful book on one of the most well-known and well-loved stories in history: David and Goliath. We all feel like the seemingly powerless, scrawny boy David sometimes. And we all must face "giants" - those challenges that threaten to overwhelm us in ministry, work-life, and in our personal lives.
Five Stones is a series of clear and compelling lessons. Each lesson arms the reader with practical and powerful tools of self-discovery, so that the reader's own liabilities, opportunities, convictions, and capabilities are revealed. Like modern-day Davids, readers will leave this book empowered to conquer challenges, in ministry and in life, with clear-eyed confidence and well-grounded hope.
Shane Stanford (MA, Duke University; Doctorate, Asbury Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of a 5,000+ member church in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Stanford is the author of numerous books, including The Seven Next Words of Christ, The Cure for the Chronic Life, and The Eight Blessings: Rediscovering the Beatitudes. His memoir, A Positive Life, details his life as an HIV+ and HepC+ hemophiliac, husband, father, and pastor. He is the co-host of the Covenant Bible Study program, now used in over one thousand churches. Dr. Stanford married Dr. Pokey Stanford, and they have three daughters.
R. Brad Martin is the Retired Chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated and Chairman of RBM Venture Company, a private investment company. Prior to his career at Saks, Mr. Martin served five terms as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He has a host of entrepreneurial, business, public service and philanthropic experience and currently serves on the Board of Directors of four public companiesFedEx Corporation, First Horizon National Corporation, Dillards, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.