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First time to read anything from Tim Irwin. I think I picked the book up from the Catalyst pack that we get every quarter. Finished as I was traveling last week and loved Tim’s insight into leadership, the people he has connected with in his career, and his investment into his family. I am a family pastor here at Grace Community so I am sucker for any successful leader that cares for his family. I want to be THAT GUY and I am working hard to make sure at the end of my time here people see that as a trait in my life. This would be a great book for any leaders looking for insight on how to live a life of significance in a world that beats us down with greed, power and mediocre dreams. Just a few quotes from the book that stood out to me.

David Levin said ” We don’t go to bed at night wondering why we are on the planet” – 46

In dealing with conflict… Deal with conflict promptly. Own your own STUFF. Join forces against the problem. and FORGIVE. – 140

To launch Chapter 11 Tim Quoted Max Depree…”It is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

Quoting Donald Miller, GREAT REMINDER…”All great characters in stories are the ones who give their lives to something bigger than ourselves.”

Whatever amount of time I have been given TO WORK cries out to be used well…to be significant. – 187

Next up for my reading plan is Tony Morgan’s book Killing Cockroaches and then on to Reggie McNeal’s book Missional Renaissance