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Living Your Strengths

Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community

Living Your Strengths

American churches are experiencing a power shortage, declare the authors of Living Your Strengths. "People aren't harnessing the power of their innate gifts."

Does their message sound familiar? Have you felt disconnected from your church lately? Are you not attending as much? Or maybe you're a passionate member who wants to become even more involved, and would also like to inspire others.

Whatever the case, more than half of churchgoers report that they don't get to do what they do best in their congregations or parishes. And this is driving people away.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Living Your Strengths shows all members how to use their innate gifts to enrich their congregations and parishes-- right now. It teaches you to identify and affirm your talents, and how to use them for growth and service. Every church member plays a role in energizing and shaping the church. Living Your Strengths will help you find your role -- and, most importantly, it will inspire you to discover your true calling.

This book includes a unique access code that gives you access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a personality assessment that reveals your top five talent themes. This book is available in both English and Spanish and in a special Catholic Edition in English and Spanish with Forewords by Bishop William F. Murphy and Monsignor Bill Hanson. To order, please visit the Gallup Store Online.

About the Authors

Albert L. Winseman, D. Min., consults with congregations and parishes, denominations, dioceses, and religious organizations across the country, helping them put the power of engagement to work to improve their effectiveness. He is the author of Growing an Engaged Church.

Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D. (1924-2003), a past chairman of Gallup, was the chief designer of the Clifton StrengthsFinder Profile. In 2002, he was cited as the "Father of Strengths-Based Psychology" in an American Psychological Association Presidential Commendation. He coauthored several books, including the bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket?

Curt Liesveld, M.Div., M.A. (1951-2015), was an expert on strengths-based performance coaching, training coaches on best practices and strategies to maximize individual talents. He was a church leader and pastor for 23 years.