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The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades (Hardcover)

The Gift of Disillusionment: Enduring Hope for Leaders After Idealism Fades By Peter Greer, Chris Horst Cover Image
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Around the world, discouragement erodes the vitality of transformational organizations. Visionary leaders succumb to cynicism. Zealous advocates give up. Seasoned ministers coast as their passion for the cause grows cold.

Grounded in ​stories from the field, research, and biblical insight, this book is an invitation for followers of Jesus to sustain hope in long-term service. It's about moving past false idealism and cynicism into a realistic, resilient, and enduring expectancy that looks upward to God and outward to others.

You will gain encouragement through the study in Jeremiah woven throughout and how the Lord prophetically met and sustained him during his lifetime of service in adverse circumstances. Glean further inspiration by reading the stories of Christian leaders from around the world--Zimbabwe, Haiti, Guatemala, Poland, Palestine, the Philippines, India, Zambia, Lebanon. This is a moment when we need the global Church's perspective. Amid reports of leaders who have crashed and burned, this book highlights unsung heroes and will help to restore hope as you endure in service to God and others.

About the Author

Peter Greer is the president and CEO of HOPE International, and Chris Horst is HOPE International's chief advancement officer. HOPE is a global, Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Together, Peter and Chris wrote Mission Drift, a Christianity Today Book of the Year, and Rooting for Rivals.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764238260
ISBN-10: 0764238264
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English