Make Your Life Count
- Pub. Date
- Nov 2009
Everyone wants their life to count. We all wish we could make a difference in a hurting world. The good news is that we can. Despite our own brokenness (and, in fact, because of it) each of us can be Jesus's hands and feet on Earth, reaching out to others in real and profound ways.
With powerful true stories, illustrations from the life of Christ, and specific activities for readers to engage, DO Something! is a hopeful and practical book that shows how to live out faith in a way that improves people's lives. With transparency and humility, Miles McPherson shares his own shortcomings as a young pastor trying to connect with people in need. Stressing the importance of hurting with people before you can do something for them, McPherson takes readers through the 5 P's of making their lives count: preparation, purpose, pain, power, and passion. By putting into practice the principles found in this book, readers will experience spiritual fulfillment as they see that they can make a real difference in the lives of those around them.
"Miles McPherson believes we were all created by God to DO Something with our lives. These amazing stories show how pain and brokenness turn to hope and salvation when we get our egos out of the way and allow God to work in our lives. Let this book inspire you to open your heart, step up to the plate, and give the game of life your all."--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager® and Lead Like Jesus
"'Greater things are yet to come . . . '--that is what we've been singing. Miles McPherson says it here with brilliance. Get this book. Read it. Do something. Then read it again." --Chris Tomlin, recording artist; worship leader, Passion City Church, Atlanta, GA
"Put your faith into action--and let God use you to bring faith to others! My friend Miles McPherson will show you how in this dynamic book that's anchored with inspiring real-life stories. Get ready to make an eternal difference!" --Lee Strobel, author, The Case for Christ and The Unexpected Adventure
"DO Something! is not a read and pass it on book. It is a read and reread book. Then put it down and get on your knees to start talking to and listening to God. Thank you, Miles, for this inspirational book."--Matt Hasselbeck, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
"Do Something! is an inspirational read. Readers will appreciate the practical lessons, and the book's concise chapters, along with an available DVD curriculum, makes this book useful for small group discussion."--Christian Retailing
"An interactive book that helps readers discover what they can do to bring about change in a hurting world. . . . Reading stories of lives transformed by God through various ministries is uplifting, but McPherson doesn't stop there. He challenges readers to discover their ministries with thought-provoking activities, questions, and prayers. . . . Highly recommended."--Church Libraries