I was excited when I received this book to read. Authentic Influencer uses a study of the life of Barnabas to show us practical ways that we, too, can be influencers for Christ.
You may feel like an ordinary believer, but God has a knack of using ordinary people to accomplish His extraordinary purposes. Authentic Influencer encourages you to walk with Barnabas, learn from God, and shape the world for Jesus Christ— one life at a time.
God’s approach to influencing the world is through His people. People shape people. And yet, many of God’s people spectate from the sidelines unsure of what to do. Authentic Influencer is rooted in principles emerging from the life of God’s choice example in the Scriptures—a man called Barnabas—rather than recycled quotes from corporate leadership works.
Every follower of Jesus can be inspired, instructed, and mobilized to influence the world from right where they are. In fact, it is everyday believers—not just “professional” Christians such as pastors, church leaders, authors, and others—who are specifically tasked by Jesus Himself to bring godly influence to the world. We are all His agents of change, be it shaping one person or a thousand.
Authentic Influencer is a Christian leadership book that:
- Highlights 15 key principles that emerge from Barnabas that are relevant, practical, and customizable to every believer;
- Inspires you to shape those around you for Christ;
- Urges you to practice investing in others through discipleship; and
- Challenges you with inspiring stories and practical wisdom emerging from biblical truths
By studying the life of Barnabas, we see how he influenced the world for Jesus Christ in practical and doable ways. Become encouraged to shape our world for Jesus— beginning with whoever happens to be close by.
I have never really studied Barnabas before. I have, of course, seen his name in the Bible while reading. If we are not looking for it, though, we will miss his example.
The author does an excellent job of helping us to see what Barnabas did, and what it means for us. Authentic Influencer is brimming with help and ideas.
One of the things I learned from this book is that we are all influencing people for something. That is so true! Even when we don’t realize it, we are.
Whether it’s the name brand clothes we wear, the pictures of our food from restaurants, or telling everyone about our new favorite movie. And even the way we look and act can influence others.
When we describe someone using the term “influencer” we think of someone online with millions of followers trying to get us to buy something.
Pay attention to this, you don’t have to be an “influencer” online to influence others!
But, here’s the thing.
We should use our influence to show others Jesus.
In Authentic Influencer, we learn the why and how of influencing others.
Every chapter begins with two quotes. One quote from Jesus. And one quote from others, including preachers, presidents, and others.
Every chapter ends with “Some Food for thought”. Questions to ask ourselves so we can get the most benefit from each chapter.
A godly influencer serves as God’s hands.
I have loved reading Authentic Influencer.
While I have learned a lot while reading this book, this quote sums up the book for me.
Godly influencers are servants who lead whoever is around toward flourishing in light of God’s vision for their lives.
I highly recommend this book, Authentic Influencer to you!
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