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2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

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No mistake was made in heaven when God gave you the gift of leadership or teaching. Every gift you have—your instincts to lead and your passion to make a difference— came from the hand of a loving Father who crafted you. In this practical and inspiring book, Willow Creek Executive vice president and teaching pastor Nancy Beach speaks to women with God-given gifts of leading and teaching. Sharing from her thirty-year journey in a local church, Nancy offers guidance on such issues as: • Developing character • Earning respect • Finding your voice for leadership and teaching • Managing work and personal life • Forming an intentional support network She also challenges church leaders to wrestle with the issue of women in leadership, and to be advocates for women as they seek to reach their full ministry potential. Nancy desires that women will fully engage in the dangerous and thrilling adventure of using their leadership gifts to advance the kingdom of God. The path won’t be easy . . . but God will never leave you alone.

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Nancy’s honest, godly leadership wisdom makes Gifted to Lead a must-read for women who desire to make the most of their gifts in church leadership---and the single-most important book for helping men understand the unique challenges female leaders face in the church. This book empowers all of us to better lead Christ’s church! -- John Burke|This is a wonderful book! Any woman who has been the first, the only or one of the token few, will resonate with Nancy’s experiences and benefit from her hard-earned wisdom. -- Ruth Haley Barton|Who better to write about women in leadership than Nancy Beach? Gifted to Lead brims with wisdom and insight based on Nancy''s experience “in the trenches” of church leadership. As someone who has benefited from Nancy’s gifted leadership, I can attest to her godly character and integrity. And this is not a book solely for women; every man needs to read this book as well. -- Rory Noland|Drawing on the same grace and vision with which she leads, Nancy Beach writes a powerful book to help women navigate leadership roles in a ministry world. Her depth of experience along with her great relational skills make her a leader worth listening to . . . and the church will be the richer for it. -- Nancy Ortberg, , Author|Regardless of gender, the waters of leadership often get a little choppy. As a woman, sometimes the crashing waves can take your breath away in a unique way. Thank goodness for Nancy Beach! She provides wisdom, guidance and a good dose of humor to help every woman in leadership set course with a steady rudder. She fills our sails with hope, and anchors us in the truth of who God has created us to be---reflections of his image. This is a must-read for every woman in leadership. -- Margaret Feinberg, , Author|Anyone who has worked with her knows that Nancy Beach “wrote the book” on women in church leadership---and now she’s actually put it on paper. Nancy''s wisdom, grace, character and warmth shine through each page and each story, making Gifted to Lead as beautiful and rich as it is important. -- Shauna Niequist, , Author|Wife, mom, pastor, friend, leader, visionary, creative force . . . Nancy Beach excels at all of these! With great transparency, humility and clarity she opens the doors of her own life---and hopefully our minds and hearts---with the gift of this important book. -- Mike Breaux, , Author|Nancy Beach, who is as articulate and transparent on the page as she is on the platform, provides a much-needed guidebook for all leaders---both female and male. -- Kelly Thomas Ballard, , Founder

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No mistake was made in heaven when God gave you the gift of leadership or teaching. Every gift you have--your instincts to lead and your passion to make
a difference-- came from the hand of a loving Father who crafted you.
In this practical and inspiring book, Willow Creek Executive vice president and teaching pastor Nancy Beach speaks to women with God-given gifts of leading
and teaching. Sharing from her thirty-year journey in a local church, Nancy offers guidance on such issues as:
• Developing character
• Earning respect
• Finding your voice for leadership and teaching
• Managing work and personal life
• Forming an intentional support network

She also challenges church leaders to wrestle with the issue of women in leadership, and to be advocates for women as they seek to reach their full ministry potential.

Nancy desires that women will fully engage in the
dangerous and thrilling adventure of using their leadership
gifts to advance the kingdom of God. The path
won''t be easy . . . but God will never leave you alone.

About the Author

Nancy Beach is executive vice president of programming and production for the Willow Creek Association and a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. A champion for the arts and artists in the church, she is the author of An Hour on Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder. Nancy holds a master’s degree in communication from Wheaton College. She lives in Barrington, Illinois, with her husband, Warren, and her two daughters, Samantha and Johanna.

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Daughters Heart
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Should be read by every member of the Body of Christ
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2018
I wish this book wasn''t just directed at women. As I read it, I imagined it could be an excellent book for church staffs to read and discuss together. Not only is it full of great, universal leadership advice that could serve the Church well, it gives the men on staff a... See more
I wish this book wasn''t just directed at women. As I read it, I imagined it could be an excellent book for church staffs to read and discuss together. Not only is it full of great, universal leadership advice that could serve the Church well, it gives the men on staff a better idea of what it''s like for the women, especially in churches where women aren''t allowed to use pastoring, teaching, or leading gifts fully or publicly. The chapter for pastors should be given to every seminary student, and mailed to every church in the world. Hyperbolic? Not really. This book is a badly needed resource in the Church.
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Missy 4
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INSIGHTS INTO CHRISTIAN WOMEN LEADERS
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2011
The religious and spiritual journeys of women through many generations of church life are as unique and varied and different as the women themselves: biblically, historically, or within our contemporary moments! Nancy offers wonderful insight into her journey and any... See more
The religious and spiritual journeys of women through many generations of church life are as unique and varied and different as the women themselves: biblically, historically, or within our contemporary moments! Nancy offers wonderful insight into her journey and any reader can find many commonalities as well as many differences. The hearts, minds, and souls of church women experience great differences within both our denominations and our geographical/cultural realities. My personal journey as a clergy woman has been seemingly far more intense than what seems to be chronicled in "Gifted To Lead". This is not to compare one person''s pain with another, nor to say that rejection is any more threatening to one person''s psyche than another''s; but it is to declare that there are appropriate, comparative differences to be found in our journeys of ministry.

My only regret about Nancy''s book is the lack of inclusion of a major biblical Gospel text that is significant and quite definitive regarding women called into the ministry of Jesus by Jesus himself. Those three verses, Luke 8:1-3, are so relevant to the journey of Christian women -- and indeed THE CHURCH ITSELF that I wrote 12 chapters on them and heartily recommend it to you as well!

Certain Women Called by Christ: Biblical Realities for Today
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Jeanne H.
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A must read for every woman struggling with the call to leadership
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2013
This is not an argument for egalitarianism or women''s ordination, or even women in leadership at churches, but rather a very practical and personal account of a woman who has traversed the complicated walk of a woman God has called into ministry in a largely conservative,... See more
This is not an argument for egalitarianism or women''s ordination, or even women in leadership at churches, but rather a very practical and personal account of a woman who has traversed the complicated walk of a woman God has called into ministry in a largely conservative, evangelical world. God did NOT make a mistake when he called particular women into ministry (which does not mean that women can or should be in every level or leadership). I work with seminarians at a multidenominational evangelical seminary that has a very wide dispersion of opinions on the topic. I advise every woman I work with to read this book to be encouraged.
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Kathie Palazzolo
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Sane Advice for Women in Ministry Leadership
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2009
I have loved this book. Nancy Beach addresses the challenges of women interacting with men who are not always sure a woman can or should lead in church circles. Beach avoids doctrinal disputes and adresses practical concerns with practical answers. While she deals with... See more
I have loved this book. Nancy Beach addresses the challenges of women interacting with men who are not always sure a woman can or should lead in church circles. Beach avoids doctrinal disputes and adresses practical concerns with practical answers.
While she deals with the special challenges of women in leadership roles, most of her leadership advise is applicable to men as well as to women. Her book is not a rebel cry for women to claim leadership authority but rather, a reassurance to women that God can and does use women in leadership roles beyond children''s and women''s ministry and how to navigate in that arena with confidence and grace.
I highly recommend this book to women already in leadership as well as to women who suspect they may be called to leadership.
Beach also addresses the concerns of pastors and other male lay leaders who are still not sure if women should lead in the church.
Sane, practical and yet, clearly inspired.
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heartofgold
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2018
Good book!
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Where''s the Word?
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2013
This book was a good read, definitely. The author, Nancy Beach, discusses many of her trials and growing pains she experiences as a female leader in a predominantly male dominated church. Her personal stories in and of themselves are engaging! The only issue I... See more
This book was a good read, definitely. The author, Nancy Beach, discusses many of her trials and growing pains she experiences as a female leader in a predominantly male dominated church. Her personal stories in and of themselves are engaging!

The only issue I have with the book is that while the author proffers many practical solutions for the woman leader, she fails to provide scripture to justify the main point of the book which is: Are WOMEN gifted to lead according to the Word of God??? She never uses scripture to justify if women are gifted to lead and WHY. She simply tells you if you are in a church that doesn''t believe women should lead in any capacity to be "flexible" with the leadership or go elsewhere... But we need to know that if God has given us a gift that is in accordance to His Word and His Will, we don''t have to be timid. She never biblically justifies why women should lead.

In addition to not biblically justifying female leadership, she doesn''t biblically justify most of the advice that she gives. And don''t get me wrong, experience and first hand knowledge of dealing with situations and circumstances goes a long way! But as Christians we don''t just live out our roles in the kingdom based on other people''s experiences, we play our roles in ministry as dictated by the Word of God and by the divine unction of the Holy Spirit.

Other than that, the book was good.
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Jean Sanner
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Not a treatise on women in church leadership, but ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2015
Not a treatise on women in church leadership, but a rubber-hits-road guidebook to how Nancy Beach has navigated leadership. Very thought provoking and helped me reexamine myself. It''s filled with humility and graciousness with a strong focus on teamwork and servanthood.
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melodysview
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Must read!
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2016
I thoroughly enjoy this book! Church leadership will benefit greatly!
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Amazon Customer
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Great book, lousy printing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2017
The content was brilliant. A good mix of reasoned argument and personal experience. But the print quality was abysmal. I don''t know if the whole print run was like this but one page was lovely and clear. The next was incredibly faint. Obviously the QC process failed on this...See more
The content was brilliant. A good mix of reasoned argument and personal experience. But the print quality was abysmal. I don''t know if the whole print run was like this but one page was lovely and clear. The next was incredibly faint. Obviously the QC process failed on this one.
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Helen McShea
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excellent book, excellent delivery service
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 12, 2014
Every man should read this and not be threatened by gifted women, excellent book,excellent delivery service, outstanding
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2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale

2021 Gifted to Lead: popular The Art of Leading as a Woman in new arrival the Church sale