Personal stories and actionable advice for the spiritually committed, all rooted in a decades of research.
Even in a country as religious as the U.S., many people feel disengaged from their faith communities. More than half report that they really don't get the opportunity in their congregation to do what they do best. People just feel disconnected.
Maybe it's because those faith communities make unwitting missteps: Pastors ask shy people to be Greeters, or recruit innately disorganised people to coordinate church events.
The problem is simply this: Too many people's talents are going unappreciated. But it doesn't have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows readers how to use their innate gifts to enrich their faith communities. The book --- written by onetime pastors Albert Winseman and Curt Liesveld, and Donald O. Clifton, co-author of the national bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths --- shows people how to identify and affirm their talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Most importantly, Living Your Strengths helps people discover their true calling.
The book includes an ID code that gives readers access to StrengthsFinder.com, a personality assessment that reveals user's top 5 talent themes. Spiritual enrichment begins with turning talents into strengths. Living Your Strengths is an indispensable guide to help readers to just that.
About the Editors
Geoffrey Brewer is the Editorial Director of Gallup Press, which publishes books and the Gallup Management Journal. He is the editor of The New York Times bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and How Full Is Your Bucket?, which reached #1 on the business list. He also edited the #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 BusinessWeek bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0. Brewer was previously editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management, a strategy publication for senior executives, and a contributing writer on management for The New York Times. He is a seven-time recipient of the Jesse H. Neal Editorial Achievement Award from American Business Media. Brewer lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Regan Solmo, and their son, Henry.
Barb Sanford is the managing editor of the Gallup Management Journal. Sanford also contributes her writing and editorial expertise to the book publisher Gallup Press. She was an editor for Discover Your Sales Strengths and Married to the Brand and for the bestsellers 12: The Elements of Great Managing and How Full Is Your Bucket? In addition to her work with the Gallup Management Journal and Gallup Press, Sanford writes and edits for Gallup's corporate marketing team. She is actively involved in the International Association of Business Communicators and has served in leadership roles at the chapter and regional levels. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with her husband, Howard, and daughter, Elizabeth.