Starting WellStarting Well

This is a book for emerging leaders. Leaders are individuals who have the calling, character, and competency to influence others to accomplish God's purposes. The essence of leadership in the kingdom of God is influence, not (primarily) position or personal charisma. You don't have to be a full time worker in Christian ministry to be a leader. God is calling out people who are willing to serve him in faithfulness and obedience wherever they make there living or have an opportunity to impact others. This book is targeted for those who are responding to the call of God to influence others for the kingdom.

Richard Clinton and Paul Leavenworth are offering this updated and expanded version of Starting Well with the hope that our original vision will be enhanced and enlarged so that another generation of younger emerging leaders will be resourced for developing a firm foundation upon which their life, leadership, and legacy will bring honor to God through faithfulness, focus, fulfillment, and fruitfulness.

Publication Date: July 5, 2012
Language: English
Print Length: 280 pages
Kindle Available: Yes

Leading WellLiving and Leading Well

Living and Leading Well is the second book in the Well Trilogy that also includes Starting Well, for younger emerging leaders, and Finishing Well, for older experienced leaders. Living and Leading Well is designed to help you build a strong foundation which can stand the weight and pressures of mid-life while helping prepare you to finish well and establish a lasting legacy.

Our vision in writing Living and Leading Well is to provide Biblically based insights, strategies, and resources to help mid-life "ministers" (whether they minister in the context of the church, marketplace, or other social settings) navigate the challenges that come with getting older, raising kids, and adjusting goals to the realities of mid-life.

Publication Date: February 23, 2013
Language: English
Print Length: 278 pages
Kindle Available: Yes

Finishing WellFinishing Well

Finishing Well is the third and final book in our Well Trilogy, which focuses on establishing our legacy in later years. Finishing Well gives the reader an opportunity to assess ultimate contributions while navigating necessary transitions in life and leadership in order to establish a lasting legacy. This book is designed to integrate Biblical leadership principals, lessons, and examples with real life experiences to help the reader better understand the dynamics and challenges of growing older and navigating the end game in such a way that they do not hinder God's ultimate purposes for their lives.

To put it simply, we want to help older (50-60s) men and women who have started well, lived and lead well to finish well and leave a lasting legacy for God's glory, their fulfillment, and the next generation's benefit. Our focus in this book is finishing well.

Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Language: English
Print Length: 280 pages
Kindle Available: Yes

The Re-Imaging of GodThe Re-Imaging of God

What do you really think God is like? How does your image of God affect you? How do you get a healthier, more accurate image of God? Your image of God directly affects how you interpret situations, interactions with other people, and what is going on in the world. You may not even be very aware of what you think God is really like.

The Re-Imaging of God describes a process of discovery for both the accurate, positive images of God and the inaccurate, unhealthy images which affect your life. Correcting and healing your imaging is a critical aspect personal growth, and this book offers a practical Biblical methodology for "re-imaging" God. The end result is a new foundation and deeper relationship with God that can reorient and transform your life.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Language: English
Print Length: 129 pages
Kindle Available: Yes

The Making of a LeaderThe Making of a Leader

After examining the lives of hundreds of historical, biblical, and contemporary leaders, Dr. J. Robert Clinton gained perspective on how leaders develop over a lifetime. By studying the six distinct stages he identifies, you will learn to:

  • Recognize and respond to God's providential shaping in your life
  • Determine where you are in the leadership development process
  • Identify others with leadership characteristics
  • Direct the development of future leaders

This revised and updated edition includes several new appendixes and expanded endnotes, as well as an application section at the end of each chapter.

Publication Date: October 8, 2012
Language: English
Print Length: 304 pages
Kindle Available: Yes

ConnectingConnecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life

We are all interdependent on each other, which is why connecting with others plays such an indispensable role in healthy development. Having access to the wisdom, experience, vision, and direction of others can put you years ahead of where you’d be on your own.

Mentoring relationships can be key to effective discipleship and evangelism. This book shows you how to do it effectively.

Publication Date: January 15, 1992
Language: English
Print Length: 256 pages
Kindle Available: Yes