Leading On Empty Paperback

Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

by Wayne Cordeiro;

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Leading On Empty

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Wayne Cordeiro was due to speak to at a leadership conference when he decided to go out for a jog before it started. All of a sudden Wayne realised he was sitting on the side of a curb weeping uncontrollably. He couldn’t tell how long he had been there; if it took place suddenly or gradually, but what he did know was something inside him had broken. Wayne lifted up his trembling hands and asked out loud, "What in the world is happening to me?"

Wayne had been leading on empty.

That incident changed Wayne’s life dramatically over the next three years. He began a journey through a season of burnout and re-calibration that would radically change his lifestyle, values, goals, and even adjust his calling.

If you’re a church leader, you might be able to understand exactly how Wayne felt? Overwhelmed by the demands of ministry? Depleted of energy? And a longing to escape the constant pressure?

Leading On Empty tells of Wayne’s Cordeiro experiences, as he shares his stories he hopes to encourage others headed down the same path. If he was able to restore the balance and get back in touch with his life through God reenergizing his spirit, then so can you. Wayne Corderio encourage readers to learn his experiences, so that you can continue a fruitful ministry. Wayne also includes helpful advice on how to recognise the signs of a burnout and how to avoid them.

Wayne Cordeiro is founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 14,500 in weekly attendance as well as an author, songwriter, and highly sought-after speaker. He has authored ten books, including The Divine Mentor, Leading on Empty and Doing Church as a Team. He is a church planter at heart and has helped to plant over 100 churches around the world. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including Focus on the Family, Outreach and Ministry Today. Wayne and his wife, Anna, have three children and several grandchildren. Wayne and Anna now split their time between Hawaii and Eugene, Oregon where they have a family farm.

Leading On Empty by Wayne Cordeiro was published by Bethany House in April 2010 and is our 12323rd best seller. The ISBN for Leading On Empty is 9780764207594.

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Chapter 1: When the Needle Points to Empty
Chapter 2: Forced to Failure
Chapter 3: Power Perfected in Weakness
Chapter 4: Early Warning Signs
Chapter 5: Solitary Refinement
Chapter 6: Finding the Still Waters
Chapter 7: The New Perspective
Chapter 8: Seven Lessons Hard-Learned
Chapter 9: Finding the Way Back Home
Chapter 10: The Intentional Life
Chapter 11: Finding Solitude in Sabbaticals
Appendix: Retreat Centers and Counselors
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"This is a must-read for all leaders. God often calls us to lead smarter, not harder, for the sake of His kingdom. We can all learn from a veteran leader like Wayne Cordeiro as he shares his decades of experience in this book." --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church; Chairman of the Board, Willow Creek Association

"Having experienced burnout personally earlier in my career I can attest to all Wayne has written, and especially to the fact that out of such a fire can come spiritual growth and maturity. I particularly want to encourage young pastors and Christian leaders who are just starting out in their ministries to devour this book and follow its wise counsel." --Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., FPPR., Senior Professor of Psychology and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Sooner or later, we all find ourselves trying to lead on empty. It's a tough place to be. But the wisdom, transparency, and godly advice Wayne offers in these pages can spare us the grief. He shows how to keep the tank from running dry--or how to refill it if it's gone empty. If you're in ministry, you need to read this book." --Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor, North Coast Church, Vista CA

"I strongly recommend Leading on Empty to any church planter, seasoned minister, or emerging leader. This book will help protect your flame and passion for ministry until we all reach our God-intended purpose and destiny." --Talo Sataraka, Senior Pastor, New Hope Tokyo; Director, New Hope Japan and Asia Association

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Page last updated 7th July 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBethany House (April 2010)
Number of Pages224
Thickness14 mm
Height230 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code3576332
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