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Running with the Giants: What Old Testmanet Heroes Want You to Know About Life and Leadership Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 Mar 2006

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; New title edition (1 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594835306
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594835308
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 14.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,880,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John C. Maxwell is the founder of INJOY Group, and organization dedicated to helping people maximize their leadership potential. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
The text for this book is an expanded version of a talk given by Dr. Maxwell at an National Basketball Association All-Star game in the United States. As a result, there's a sports context for the book's structure.
The concept is that we each lead our lives with a cloud of witnesses observing as we perform (Heb. 12:1). "Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is before us."
You imagine yourself running 10 laps in a race with the stands full of the great people from the Bible. Ten of them come down in turn to join you in running one lap, and share words of encouragement as they do.
From Noah (". . . for when you wonder if your life really counts"), you learn that "you can make a difference" as you contemplate his single-minded focus on building the ark.
From Esther (". . . for when you are uncertain about your purpose"), you are reminded that "when you realize God's purpose for you, you will feel empowered" as you focus on her developing the courage to make pleas to her husband the king to save the lives of the Jews.
From Joseph (". . . for when life isn't turning out the way you planned"), you focus to not "give up on your dreams" as you think about Joseph's childhood dreams that all of his family would honor him.
From Moses (". . . for when you are fearful or reluctant"), you are exhorted to "live in the faith zone, not in the safe zone" as you think about Moses returning to Egypt to lead the Jews after heeding the call of the burning bush.
From Rebekah (". . . for when others ask for your help"), you are reminded to "give generously to others" as you recall her serving water for hours to Abraham and his camels.
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Having read and reviewed most of Maxwell's other books, I am probably somewhat unfair when suggesting that he frequently recycles many of the same leadership principles. Stated another way, had I read only the one Maxwell book each time I was composing a review of it, I would probably rate each of the Maxwell books Five Stars. They are carefully organized, well written, and thought-provoking. The same is true of this volume in which Maxwell focuses on ten heroes and heroines from the Old Testament. He suggests that each manifests an important life and leadership principle: Noah (one person can make a difference), Esther (God has a place for you), Joseph (Don't give up on your dreams), Moses (live in the "faith zone," not the "safe zone"), Rebekah (give generously to others), Abraham (God always does the right thing), Nehemiah (no problem is too big when you have help), The Servant Girl (one small act can make a big difference), David (you can overcome the limitations others put on you), and finally Jonathan (strengthen a leader and save a nation). Maxwell devotes a chapter to each and concludes with a "Discussion Guide" based on the material provided in the given chapter.
It is easy to list the names of the heroines and heroes, and, to list also the life and leadership principle each embodies. Far more difficult, obviously, to correlate their ancient cultures with our own. That is precisely Maxwell's point: However different cultures and individual circumstances may be, there really are some enduring values which are relevant to each. After I read this book, I was prompted to ask questions such as these. Have not contemporaries such as Gandhi made a difference? Was it not Mother Teresa's mission in life to give generously to others? Did Martin Luther King, Jr. ever give up on his dream?
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This easy to read book encourages us to run with the giants in our own lives...through sharing what the heroes in the Old Testament would tell us if we were running, together with the author, in the Great Arena with them and listening to the ovation of the crowds in the stands of Heaven...!!!
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i was not to sure on what this book would have to offer,but after reading the first few chapters i was totaly
inspired to try thinking and living my life a different way.
thank you Amazon for helping me to find a life changer.
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Good, easy to read and understand motivational book from john maxwell.
Words of encouragement and advice from bible characters who have been uncertain at times, but trusted in God, been obedient to Him and can share their personal experience to guide us on our pilgimage in this wilderness of the world.
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