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Five Charities for Book Lovers

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I’ve talked to several people recently who are downsizing and having to get rid of books or they must thin out a collection of books to make room for new ones, perhaps Christmas gifts. Book lovers face this common problem. It can be difficult to part with books, but there’s one thing I’ve found that makes it easier. Whenever possible, I donate books to people or organizations that will use them for advancing the Kingdom of God. Here are five places to repurpose your books: Bible Senders How many Bibles do you have? If you’re like most Christians, the answer is “a bunch” or even “too many to count.” I once stacked my Bibles and the stack was nearly as tall as I am. That’s when I started cutting back. Since then, I’ve sent multiple boxes of Bibles to Bible Senders. Bible Senders accepts requests for Bibles from around the world and the number of requests vastly out...

Crisis in Leadership by KP Yohannan

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Crisis in Leadership K. P. Yohannan 2014 70 pages   I would read anything by K.P. Yohannan so even though I’m not in leadership or a ministry position, I picked up this little booklet. It was so much more than a little leadership pep talk. I expected some leadership philosophy and psychology, but I was pleasantly surprised to find so much more in these pages. The main point of the book has to do with insecurity—something to which we can all relate. It offers specific insights and applications for if you feel insecure as a leader, but also what to do if you are under a leader who is insecure or perhaps feels threatened by you. Don’t be fooled by the title. Whether you’re a leader or not, this book has important insights for anyone. I found this section inspiring: “I testify to you, over these decades of walking with my Lord, the only times I have lost peace, stability and time were when...

Principles in Maintaining a Godly Organization by KP Yohannan

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Principles in Maintaining a Godly Organization K.P. Yohannan 2011 45 pages     Principles in Maintaining a Godly Organization is a small booklet describing the life cycle of any organization, including churches and ministries. What starts out fresh and exciting, becomes normal, and then stale, out-of-date, and finally, dead. But the author, with several decades of ministry experience leading a world missions organization, suggests ways to extend that life cycle by making intentional changes to keep things fresh and exciting rather than looking for ways to create a routine, which quickly stagnates. As a right-brained Christian, I’ve always struggled with the normalization problem in churches and Christian ministries. So I found his insights spot on and I hope many people, especially leaders, will take time to read this booklet for some fresh insights.   “A movement that has gone from...