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Beyond Jabez

by Bruce Wilkinson Brian Smith

"Director's Cut" of Jabez Follows Up on Spiritual Phenomenon Bruce Wilkinson's breakthrough teaching in The Prayer of Jabez captivated millions and continues to lead to changed lives around the world. This follow-up message discusses in greater detail the specific steps to take in making this scriptural passage part of your prayer life. For each of the prayer's four sections, Wilkinson explains important biblical distinctions, answers misconceptions about the prayer, offers practical steps to praying the prayer, and shows potential results in readers' lives. New content, exciting Jabez-inspired stories, and enriched commentary from Dr. Wilkinson make this a must-have for anyone who wants to live a world-changing life for God.Go Deeper. Farther. BEYOND. When people passionately pray, God doesn't just listen. He responds! Where the #1 New York Times bestseller The Prayer of Jabez left off, Beyond Jabez picks up and goes even deeper. Priceless testimonies of answered prayer and bold, biblical teaching clear up the misconceptions surrounding this once little-known prayer. Is it really right to ask God to bless me? How can I experience the miracles accompanying a Jabez lifestyle? The answers inside will destroy doubt and sound the trumpet blast announcing a glorious new chapter in your walk with the Lord! Are you ready? Because God is still moving--and asking you to do the same! Inside Left Flap Dare to Go There. True Stories When The Prayer of Jabez sold nine million copies in two years, Bruce Wilkinson's mailbox was flooded with countless personal stories of answered prayer. God's mighty hand was using the prayer to change lives in both small and dramatic ways. Such undeniable testimonies make it impossible to ignore God's presence, active and alive today! Refreshing Clarity Beyond Jabez examines the larger biblical context of the once little-known prayer found in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. Wilkinson's sound instruction answers the skepticism surrounding the Jabez phenomenon and returns an awesome sense of wonder to the miracle of prayer. Deeper Application Packed with practical guidance from a man who daily prays Jabez's prayer--and has for more than thirty years!-- Beyond Jabez reveals how, with a sincere heart and a devoted prayer life, God can use you mightily for His purposes! Story Behind the BookBruce Wilkinson spent thirty years studying and praying the prayer of Jabez. The original manuscript was over three hundred pages long. When The Prayer of Jabez was released in the spring of 2000, it had been culled down to 96 pages. It was originally intended as a gift from Bruce to the attendees of the 2000 National Day of Prayer. Now in 2005, the fifth anniversary of the release of the original Prayer of Jabez, the release of Beyond Jabez will be more like the book Bruce Wilkinson originally intended to write--a book with more teaching, stories of God's blessings, and more application of what God intended of us in petitioning Him.From the Hardcover edition.

Creating Market Insight

by Brian Smith Paul Raspin

"Brian Smith and Paul Raspin demonstrate a thorough and pragmatic approach to creating and applying sound market insight. Using numerous practical examples, learning points and provocative takeaways, they build on established strategic marketing principles to give you actionable knowledge you can apply your business to create lasting market advantage."Beverley Dipper, Market Insight Manager, Microsoft UK Ltd"I have no hesitation in saying buy this book. It will find a front and centre position in your bookshelf, with plenty of post-its marking pages that you will return to again and again."Mark Irvine, Strategy Manager, De Beers Diamond Trading Company"A readable and well-founded description of how to generate actionable customer insight and follow it through with passionate and consistent execution"Dag Larsson Global Brand Insight Director, AstraZenecaCreating Market Insight addresses the key strategic issue facing any company: How do we make sense of our market and find those precious nuggets of knowledge that lead to real competitive advantage?Creating Market Insight:Explains how firms tailor their market scanning behaviour to work well in the special conditions of their marketDescribes the process through which data is translated first into information, and then knowledgeDifferentiates routine market knowledge from true insight and details how firms turn insight into valueProvides a detailed, step-by-step process that enables the reader to emulate the success of insightful firmsCreating Market Insight is written for managers who need to need to create value in the real world.

Experiencing the Cross Study Guide

by Henry Blackaby Brian Smith

Dare to Go There Although the cross is God's decisive deed in human history, the full meaning of it is far too much for a mere human mind to grasp. But through Henry Blackaby's careful examination, the cross becomes not a doctrine, but an experience. You'll be overwhelmed with the utter significance of Christ's death, leading you to a stronger sense of God's power in your daily life. Steeped in the Blackaby distinctive of constant encouragement toward your personal experience of God, and firmly rooted in Scripture, this study guide makes it impossible to keep a casual attitude toward sin. Practice surrendering to the deeper dimensions of the cross, so that nothing can block the Lord's presence and power in your life! "Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. " Luke 14:27 Are you ready to destroy a casual attitude toward sin? To eliminate every barrier blocking the Lord's presence and power in your life? Then you are ready to make the cross your own. This eight-week Bible study companion to Henry Blackaby'sExperiencing the Crossprovides the practical tools you need to: LESSON 1 Grasp the graveness of sin LESSON 2 Comprehend Christ's blood sacrifice LESSON 3 Grow in gratitude for the One who died your deserved death LESSON 4 Exchange your sin for Christ's righteousness LESSON 5 Tap into God's unlimited resources, blessings, and power LESSON 6 Submit to God's sanctifying work in your life LESSON 7 Become alive to righteousness LESSON 8 Share the message of the cross with others The One who called you to this journey promises to be with you every step of the way. Go boldly forward to experience His blessings as they've never been seen, heard, or felt before. Receive the reality. Discover the power. Live the experience. For individual or group use. Leader's guide included. Story Behind the Book "Our whole identity with Christ is found in the cross. It was there that God dealt totally with sin. And it is there that God intends us to be united with Christ in His death so that we would forever hate sin, abhor sin, and forsake sin. In our intimate relationship with Christ and His crucifixion, God intends for us to obtain His perspective on sin-to feel its horrors, as Christ does, and then to let God put sin to death in our lives-as He did in the crucifixion of His Son. The victory accomplished through Christ's death and resurrection is the very same victory we can experience daily in our lives!" -Henry Blackaby

For Men Only Discussion Guide: A Companion to the Bestseller About the Inner Lives of Women

by Shaunti Feldhahn Brian Smith Jeff

Yes, guys, you can learn to read her mind! Who would have guessed? Through the surprising revelations in the best-sellerFor Men Only, countless men are realizing that they can indeed understand their wife or girlfriend. This companion book guides men on the next step of the journey. You'll not only learn how to apply those discoveries to your individual relationship, but you'll actually develop the skill of "reading her mind" - or at least reducing your confusion. Designed to work both as a small-group discussion guide and as a tool for gaining personal insights, this guy-friendly resource addresses the key issues that impact every marriage and offers practical ideas for simple changes that can make a huge difference. Questions, key reminders, and case studies that have been field-tested by several men's groups will help you understand what your wife or girlfriend is really thinking and how to make her happy. (Which will make you happy. ) Whether you use this guide on your own, as a discussion handbook, or as a conversation starter with the woman in your life, you'll find it an invaluable resource in your quest to cut through the confusion and give her what she really wants and needs from you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Marketing and Finance

by Brian Smith Malcolm Mcdonald Keith Ward

Written for marketing and finance directors, CEOs, and strategists, as well as MBA students, this practical book explains the principles and practice behind rigorous due diligence in marketing. It connects marketing plans and investment to the valuation of the firm and how it can contribute to increasing stakeholder value. Completely revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition features new case examples as well as a completely new first chapter containing the results of new research into risk and marketing strategies amongst Finance Directors and Chief Marketing Officers.

The Treasure Principle Bible Study

by Randy Alcorn Brian Smith

Readers of Randy Alcorn's bestseller The Treasure Principle encountered a revolution in material freedom and generosity that utterly changed their quality of life. In this companion Bible study, the principles become personally applicable and more real than ever, with a powerful combination of biblical concepts, practical quotations from the book, thought-provoking questions, group discussion starters, and short Scripture passages for meditation and memorization. Managing God's investment in their lives will become a new delight, as Christians learn to put their resources to their most rewarding use.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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