Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Spiritual Influence by Mel Lawrenz
Whether you know it or not, you are a person of influence. Now that you can't say you didn't know that fact, what kind of influence do you think you have? Mel Lawrenz does a great job of explaining how you can increase your spiritual influence in this world. The primary focus of this book is to get us to a place where no matter where we are, or whom we serve, we are proclaiming the goodness of God.
He addresses many shortfalls that we encounter in our culture and gives practical ways to keep moving forward. One of the things that I really enjoyed about this work was that Lawrenz reminds us over and over again that you don't have to have tons of adoring fans, you don't have to write a thousand and one books, you don't have to be the CEO of a large company to have positive influence on the life of others. What you need is to pursue wisdom, humility, grace, and most of all God.
This is one of those highly encouraging books that lets you know that you can change if you need to and that God is at work in our lives, helping us influence those we encounter in every aspect of our lives.
I received this book from Zondervan for the purpose of review. There are a couple of blogs posting reviews this week and I've heard that Mel Lawrenz will be visiting some of them, looking for questions. I know that you haven't read the book yet, but leave a question in the comments and see if we get an answer!
If you're interested in learning more about Spiritual Influence, visit The Influence Project online.