Discover which gifts you really have...mission, compassion, hope, community, leadership, simplicity, joy, wisdom, encouragement, creativity, health, generosity...claim your strengths...and develop your possibilities! Living a full, healthy life is about recognizing your natural gifts - the ones God has given you. In Twelve Keys for Living, an alternative to the many programs that prescribe rules and outline models to live by, Kennon Callahan helps us discover that our strengths are gifts from God. Through stories and parables Callahan has collected through the years and with the help of teachers, salespersons, cooks, clerks, rich, poor, housewives, philosophers, factory workers, ministers, and many others, Callahan teaches us that claiming our gifts is the first step toward a whole, healthy future. The Twelve Keys for Living helps us recognize what we are put here to do-and who we are meant to be. Share in the wisdom, experience, prayers, and scripture contained in Twelve Keys for Living.
Table of Contents
1. Claiming God's Gifts; 2. Twelve Keys: Possibilities for a Whole, Healthy Life; 3. Mission; 4. Compassion; 5. Hope; 6. Community; 7. Leadership; 8. Simplicity; 9. Joy; 10. Wisdom; 11. Encouragement; 12. Creativity; 13. Health; 14. Generosity; 15. Growing the Keys for Your Life; 16. The Future for You.
KENNON L. CALLAHAN, PH.D. ---- researcher, professor, and pastor ---- is one of today's most sought--after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.