The Purpose and Power of Authority

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Key Principles to Change Your LifeYour Personal AuthorityWe were all created to exercise authority in our lives...and we are all answerable to some higher authority. However, our past negative experiences of authority--such as control and manipulation--have produced life-draining emotions such as fear, resentment, rebellion, distrust, suspicion, stress, worry, defensiveness, antagonism, or even dread. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe turns widely accepted but counterfeit concepts of authority upside down. His...
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Overview

Key Principles to Change Your LifeYour Personal AuthorityWe were all created to exercise authority in our lives...and we are all answerable to some higher authority. However, our past negative experiences of authority--such as control and manipulation--have produced life-draining emotions such as fear, resentment, rebellion, distrust, suspicion, stress, worry, defensiveness, antagonism, or even dread. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe turns widely accepted but counterfeit concepts of authority upside down. His biblically-based, time-tested principles will transform how you submit to authority and use your own personal authority. Then, you can...Exercise your intrinsic power and giftingRecognize what true authority isIdentify the different types of authorityBecome the leader God intendedLive out your life's purposeTap into God's Powerful Authority and Fulfill Your Destiny and Potential
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603742627
  • Publisher: Whitaker House
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 599,272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Myles Munroe is an international motivational speaker, best-selling author, educator, leadership mentor, and consultant for government and business. Traveling extensively throughout the world, Dr. Munroe addresses critical issues affecting the full range of human, social, and spiritual development. He is a popular author of more than forty books, including The Principles and Benefits of Change, Becoming a Leader, The Most Important Person on Earth, The Spirit of Leadership, The Principles and Power of Vision, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman, and Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men. Dr. Munroe is founder and president of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI), a multidimensional organization headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas. He is chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the International Third World Leaders Association, president of the International Leadership Training Institute, and the founder and executive producer of a number of radio and television programs aired worldwide.
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Table of Contents

Preface: The (Un)Reality Show 7

Introduction: Authority Turned Upside Down 9

Part 1 What Is Authority?

1 Authority Is Within You

You Have Personal Authority and Power to Fulfill Your Purpose in Life 17

2 Sharks and Other "Role Models" of Power

Why Authority Has Become the Enemy 31

3 The Source of Authority

The Essential Relationship between Author and Authorized 51

4 The Betrayal and Restoration of Authority

An Imitation Life Is Costlier than the Designer's Life 65

5 A Vital Principle of Authority

Everything Submits to Something Else in order to Function, Grow, and Prosper 91

6 Ten Primary Purposes of Authority

The Original Plan for Authority in Creation and Life 109

Part 2 What Is My Personal Authority?

7 Manifesting Your Personal Authority

Inherent Purpose with the Ability to Fulfill the Intent of the Author 123

8 Benefits to Living in Your Personal Authority

The Freedom to Be Who You Were Created to Be 149

9 Twelve Keys to Discovering Personal Authority

To Exercise Personal Authority, You Must Know Yourself 155

10 Igniting Your Personal Authority

The Path to Exercising Your Inborn Leadership 171

11 The Interdependent Nature of Authority

The Benefits and Responsibilities of Mentorship, Delegation, and Submission 199

12 How to Thrive under Authority (Both Positive and Negative)

Remaining True to Your Authority while Respecting the Authority of Others 221

13 Twelve Principles of Authority in Relation to Your Calling

Understanding the Scope of Your Authority and Domain 233

Part 3 Restoring True Authority in the World

14 Keys to Reestablishing Legitimate Authority on the Earth

Promoting Corporate Development through Freedom and Accountability 247

15 Four Basic Realms of Authority

Restoring Foundations of Authority in the Family, in Government, in the Church, and in Business 265

Epilogue: Authority, the Beautiful Principle 295

Authority and a Word to the Third World

Establishing Real Freedom through Genuine Authority 299

Endnotes 303

Maximizing Your Personal Authority

Principles and Examples of Authority 307

Personal Authority Profile 311

About the Author 319

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