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Publisher's Summary

Flourishing people are strong and weak. Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living: withdrawing into safety and grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path - being both strong and weak. We see this unlikely mixture in the best leaders - people who use their authority for the benefit of others while also showing extraordinary willingness to face and embrace suffering. We see it in Jesus, who wielded tremendous power yet also exposed himself to hunger, ridicule, torture, and death. Rather than being opposites, strength and weakness are actually meant to be combined in every human life and community. Only when they come together do we find the flourishing for which we were made.
With the characteristic insight, memorable stories, and hopeful realism he is known for, Andy Crouch shows us how to walk this path so that the image of God can shine through us. Not just for our own good but for the sake of others. If you want to become the kind of person whose influence leads to healthy communities, someone with the strength to be compassionate and generous, this is the book for you. Regardless of your stage or role in life, whether or not you have a position of leadership, here is a way of love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeanie on 04-08-18

Applicable to the work place

As I listened to this, I got insights on how I might better function in my workplace. I need to think of leadership in terms of authority and vulnerability. I found the many applications of the core ideas very helpful.

It was an easy and rewarding listen. The narrator was so good that I never thought about him reading- I just enjoyed the ideas.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Caleb Mayer on 02-21-18

Wonderful

what a wonderful reminder of the power of vulnerability and authority in our daily lives!

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