The Path

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life

Even if you don't see yourself as a megaleader, personal application of this volume will enrich and more than likely change your life and worldview.

Richard Stenbakken, director, Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, General Conference of Seventhday Adventists.

When reading Jesus CEO I thought it one of the best books written on management, psychology, and practical theology. But LBJ has done it again— with The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life. Okay, so it sounds like another management/ consultant/guru thing. Wrong, wrong, wrong! In The Path, Laurie Beth Jones comes down to earth and works Monday morning theology, practical psychology, and management into a seamless garment of spectacular worth. Her step-by- step evaluation process is not for the fainthearted. She calls for genuinely deep personal introspection and self-examination. She challenges the ho-hum assumptions of the status quo, yet her challenges are not a feminist "in-your-face" approach. Rather they are intricately crafted, deliriously worded, and thoroughly illustrated with Scripture and historical examples.

If you lead any group of two or more, do them and yourself a favor: read this book. Even if you don't see yourself as a megaleader, personal application of this volume will enrich and more than likely change your life and worldview.

A book like this is a treasure to be shared, not a relic to be warehoused. It takes only a short time to read, but by slowing down and doing the suggested writing exercises, you will come away enriched and more focused regardless of where you may or may not be in any organizational chart. On top of it all, it is a beautifully printed volume that cries out "this is quality stuff" when you merely hold it in your hand.


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Richard Stenbakken, director, Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, General Conference of Seventhday Adventists.

May 1997

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