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IN THIS ISSUE ▷ A GUIDE TO DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS ▷ EVANGELISM TOOLKIT
▷ MORE THAN JUST A JOB ▷ INSIGHTS FROM BENNER
USE YOUR STRENGTHS.
TRANSFORM YOUR
WEAKNESSES.
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2 I V P B O O K C L U B . C O M
EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
God can use your unique gifts, pas-
sions and personality to help you
become a better leader.
While personality inventories can
help you understand your tempera-
ment, the model designed by lead-
ing church planter David Olson is
meant to form fruitful Christian
leadership by revealing how spiritu-
ality, chemistry and strategy work
together.
Pastors can use the accompanying
free online assessment for individual
ref lection or with their teams to
harness gifts and balance weak-
nesses within their ministries.
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David T. Olson is a religious researcher, church planting leader,
leadership coach and author. For the past twenty years, he has served
in leadership for church growth and evangelism in the Evangelical
Covenant Church. Dave is also the director of the American Church
Research Project. He is the author of The American Church in Crisis and
lives with his wife, Shelly, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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“This book will help you
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MAPPING HOLY GROUND
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4 I V P B O O K C L U B . C O M
How do we communicate with people who
disagree with us?
Communications expert Tim Muehlhoff
provides a strategy for having difficult
conversations, helping us move from
contentious debate to constructive
dialogue. By acknowledging and entering
into the other person’s story, we are
more likely to understand where they’re
coming from and to cultivate common
ground. Insights from Scripture and
communication theory provide practical
ways to manage disagreements and resolve
conflicts.
We can disagree without being
disagreeable. And we can even help each
other see different points of view and learn
from one another. Find out how.
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Tim Muehlhoff (PhD) is a professor of communication at Biola
University where he teaches classes in family communication,
interpersonal communication and gender. Tim is the coauthor of The
God Conversation and Authentic Communication: Christian Speech Engaging Culture.
He and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage
Conferences, and Tim has served with Campus Crusade since 1986.
NAVIGATING CONFLICT
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FROM THE INTRODUCTION
How can I balance truth and love when
discussing difficult issues with people
who disagree with me? And what if the
person I’m struggling with is a spouse,
family member, coworker or neighbor?
[Proverb 17:14] admonishes me to drop
the matter, not the relationship.
There is hope.
The same ancient writers who advise us
to avoid quarrels also tell us that when
our communication is pleasing to God,
it’s possible to live at peace even with our
staunchest enemies (Prov 16:7). The real-
ism of this verse is striking—people may
not agree with us, but productive conver-
sations marked by civility and peace are
still possible. If civil communication can
work with our enemies, then how much
more with those we care about?
PRAISE FOR I BEG TO DIFFER
“Muehlhoff brings together an expertise in com-
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and decades of ministry experience to produce
a book that is highly practical and theoretically
solid. This is a must-read for anyone who wants
to learn how to interact with people of different
perspectives.”
—J. P. Moreland, Distinguished
Professor of Philosophy, Biola
University, and coauthor of The God
Conversation
“A number of years ago I determined two very
important things about marriage: we are natu-
rally very good at initiating conflict, and we
are naturally very bad at resolving conflict. . . .
I Beg to Differ is ‘911 to the rescue’ for
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book you read this year.”
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founder and president, FamilyLife
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CHRISTIAN POLITICAL WITNESS
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FAITH IS LIKE SKYDIVING
Rick Mattson
Images and analogies can provide concrete handles for making
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CHRISTIAN MISSION IN THE MODERN WORLD
John Stott
Foreword by Ajith Fernando
Christian mission must encompass both evangelism and
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for ministering to people’s spiritual and physical needs alike.
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8 I V P B O O K C L U B . C O M
DAVID G. BENNER
“David G. Benner is a pioneer in the movement to blend insights
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David G. Benner
God doesn’t want his
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an authentic relation-
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devotion. David Benner
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God frees you to become
who he created you to
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BEING YOURSELF
David G. Benner
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DESIRING
GOD’S WILL
David G. Benner
How might our wills
be changed so that we
become both willing and
able to do what God
asks of us? Benner exam-
ines why our desires are
disordered and how our
human volition can be
brought into alignment
with God’s intentions.
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and being attuned to
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COMPANIONS
David G. Benner
We need companions
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I ONCE WAS LOST
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Don Everts and Doug
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DEEP FAITH
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Laura Sumner Truax
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