KENNON L. CALLAHAN, PH.D. researcher, professor, and pastor is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.
Twelve Keys for Living: Possibilities for a Whole, Healthy Lifeby Kennon L. Callahan, Callahan
"Give thanks to God four times:once, for the gift of your life,second, for the possibilities, the strengths with which God has blessed you,third, for the capacity to grow these possibilities forward in your life's pilgrimage,fourth, for the stirring, moving presence of God's Spirit with you this moment."Kennon CallahanKeys open doors.Living a full,
"Give thanks to God four times:once, for the gift of your life,second, for the possibilities, the strengths with which God has blessed you,third, for the capacity to grow these possibilities forward in your life's pilgrimage,fourth, for the stirring, moving presence of God's Spirit with you this moment."Kennon CallahanKeys open doors.Living a full, healthy life is about recognizing your natural gifts-the ones God has given you. It is not about rules or law. Claim your gifts, nurture who you already are, learn to be yourself rather than who or what others expect you to be-these gifts are your possibilities for a whole, healthy life.In Twelve Keys for Living, an alternative to the many programs that prescribe rules and outline models to live by, Kennon Callahan helps us discover that our strengths are gifts from God. God serves as encourager, nurturer, coach, and mentor as we share in the wisdom, experience, prayers, and scripture contained in Twelve Keys for Living. Through stories and parables Callahan has collected through the years and with the help of teachers, salespersons, cooks, clerks, rich, poor, housewives, philosophers, factory workers, ministers, and many others, Callahan teaches us that claiming our gifts is the first step toward a whole, healthy future. Callahan declares that the path to happiness lies in recognizing and developing the strengths we already possess. He explores twelve keys to help us live a healthy, productive life: mission, compassion, hope, community, leadership, simplicity, joy, wisdom, encouragement, creativity, health, and generosity. Those twelve keys for living are the foundations for happiness and wholeness and help us open the doors to advancing and developing our lives.Callahan encourages us to grow at our own natural pace, taking things one day at a time rather than pressuring ourselves with timetables, deadlines, and ultimatums.
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