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Leading Causes of Life
You know what the leading causes of death are. But have you ever thought about the Leading Causes of Life? The Leading Causes of Life helps guide us through that question. The five leading causes apply to individuals, churches, and even hospitals that care about life. If you have ever cared for others; looked for meaning; stepped out in faith; found hope when life looked h ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published February 26th 2007 by Center of Excellence in Faith
(first published February 26th 2004)
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The main point i derived from this book is that we could serve ourselves and our congregations, workplaces community organisations better by looking for "causes of life" rather than "causes of death". The causes of life listed by them are - connection, coherence, agency, blessing and hope. i found this extremely helpful and have done some creative thinking about my own life and my own congregation and would like us to work together on them. However I did not find much of the explanatory material ...more
This book isn't all that well-written, but it had a profound impact on me. The main premise is that we should focus on fostering life, instead of focusing on fighting death. By fostering life, we keep striving for more thriving. By fighting death, we stop working once there are no negative symptoms, because we've succeeded in beating back death. It's a subtle switch, but it makes a huge difference when thinking about what to do to change one's small corner of the world.