Dave Workman wants to start a revolution that will turn Christians--and the world--inside out. With keen insight and sharp wit, Workman uncovers our self-motivated and self-centered tendencies and shows us how to turn them around in service to others. A collection of short chapters derived from Workman's popular radio program, The Outward Focused Life offers busy people prDave Workman wants to start a revolution that will turn Christians--and the world--inside out. With keen insight and sharp wit, Workman uncovers our self-motivated and self-centered tendencies and shows us how to turn them around in service to others. A collection of short chapters derived from Workman's popular radio program, The Outward Focused Life offers busy people practical ideas that turn their thoughts from themselves to other people. This book gives readers the encouragement and energy they need to change their world one day at a time though generosity of time, money, and spirit....
|Title||:||Outward-Focused Life, The: Becoming a Servant in a Serve-Me World|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||193 Pages|
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Outward-Focused Life, The: Becoming a Servant in a Serve-Me World Reviews
Wow! Five stars isn't enough to rate this book. This is what Christianity is all about...serving others. This book is packed full of simple, practical, do-able ideas for serving others in the name of Christ. Oh, and it's interesting to read. Dave Workman has a great sense of humor. This book is simple to read, because it is actually a collection of short segments that he did on a radio program about living the outward focused life. It took me a while to read because I just wanted to absorb what I was reading. I know this will be a book that I will continue to refer to. I highly recommend this book.
This is the most inspiring book I have read in a while. I am so on fire for it I bought 10 copies to give to all my family for Christmas. If you want to make God smile buy this book and do as it says!!
Good read, practical. What is written here should be common in our lives as followers of Christ. One to keep followers on track in their relationship with Christ.
Although at times this could be repetitive, I love this reminded to be focused on others, not on myself. I loved some of the practical applications for reaching out to those around me.
Loved these short inspirational stories of what it is to live a life of servanthood! Very easy to read, challenging and lots of practical ideas that can actually be used in your life!!
I reached 14% completion and I just couldn't continue. While having an outward focused life is a concept that I can agree with as it responds to the fact that most American Christians lead a self focused life, the author at times makes leaps in his usage of scripture to justify his point. He is making conclusions that are not supported by Scripture. This is something that I cannot respect and the author is engaging in biblical error.Additionally, all my warning bells clang when I see "The Message" quoted instead of God breathed scripture from His Bible. The Message is a paraphrase dumbing down the Word of God. It adds to God’s Word. It warps the Word of God. God is quite clear that this is unacceptable:"You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you."Deuteronomy 4:2 ESV"Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar"Proverbs 30:6 ESVAll believers can read and understand the Bible as the Holy Spirit provides understanding:“When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me."John 15:26 ESV"When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come."John 16:13 ESVI cannot in all good conscience recommend this book.
I enjoyed the vignette style of this book as well as its easy readability, which certainly makes a lot of sense when you consider that this is essentially a transcribed series of radio one-minute sermons. I would really like to create a Bible study surrounding the themes and discussion points within this book. In the meantime, I'm going to work on putting this preaching into practice!! The further I get into this book, despite it's reporting, the more I love it: I am really being given food for thought and something to take away from the book and make a part of my life.
Love this book! It will inspire you to serve, give you a renewed perspective and focus, warm your heart, use up a few tissues, and SO much more! Plus, the proceeds from the sale of the book go to dig wells for water in Nigeria.
The stories challenge and delight. Worthwhile.
This book really makes you think about doing small acts of kindness to serve others.