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The Good Soldier - How to Fight Well, Finish the Race, and Keep the Faith

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"The Good Soldier" provides applicable, biblical steps of leadership to follow! Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

Synopsis

From #1 bestselling author GREG AMUNDSON comes the nations first biblical theology on leadership through the perspective of the warrior archetype. Greg’s book The Good Soldier opens the Bible in a fresh and relevant new way, and provides actionable steps that you can take to fight well, finish the race, and keep the faith. This is the leadership book that is redefining what it means to be a leader and a modern day warrior.

“Greg Amundson’s new book The Good Soldier contains a visionary message on leadership, self-mastery, and walking the path of a modern day warrior. This is a profound and encouraging read that has reinvigorated my desire to be of service to others. Hooyah!” — JOE DE SENA, Spartan Founder & CEO and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up!

This book is a bit dry. Driven forward like a Drill Sargent but without the swearing. You know? Purposeful. No wasted words. Perhaps, more suited for men than women to read because of this; however, applicable life material for all!


The major points of instruction are condensed, easy to follow, and to the point. The Bible is opened in a way that makes it revelatory and easy to understand. There are verses from the Old and New Testaments that back-up the author's main ideas and take-away's for those in leadership to become successful within their pursuits. It's about self-government for the sake of setting a good example that's worthy of being followed.


Ultimately, by submitting oneself to God's leadership you're able to lead others forward to Him as well. Living your best life!


Each section of this book shares and applies Scripture via micro-story form and then breaks it down in bullet-point style. This book is far from intimidating but easy to read and accessible. It's a keeper of a book for reference sake as well as to self-check and ensure you are displaying Biblical, godly leadership to those who are following after you and looking to you for answers.


This is a modern day reckoning for leaders everywhere! You see, leadership is far more involved than simplistic. There are many moving parts; but, you're missing the most important part of all if you are neglecting your spiritual life and that of those you employee. To truly succeed you must incorporate your faith and values. Don't shy away from including your faith in all you do. It's imperative you don't!


"The Good Soldier" is filled to the brim with lines of greatness filled with hope. You can lead well! From leading your family to leading in business, you were created for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).


Involve God in your everyday. Not compartmentalizing Him but through immersion. "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:6).


A quick read, a necessary read, flawless in presentation. Every "t" crossed and "i" dotted, no typo's, nothing that distracts! If you're a Christian and in a leadership position, or a leader who has yet to involve faith in your workplace, this book is definitely for you.

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Synopsis

From #1 bestselling author GREG AMUNDSON comes the nations first biblical theology on leadership through the perspective of the warrior archetype. Greg’s book The Good Soldier opens the Bible in a fresh and relevant new way, and provides actionable steps that you can take to fight well, finish the race, and keep the faith. This is the leadership book that is redefining what it means to be a leader and a modern day warrior.

“Greg Amundson’s new book The Good Soldier contains a visionary message on leadership, self-mastery, and walking the path of a modern day warrior. This is a profound and encouraging read that has reinvigorated my desire to be of service to others. Hooyah!” — JOE DE SENA, Spartan Founder & CEO and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Spartan Up!

AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

THE LORD IS STILL LOOKING, as He was during the time of King David, for men and women after His own heart.1 This book is designed to be a spiritual and intellectual journey that will enable you to relate to yourself as a victorious warrior and leader. In other words, this book will strengthen your heart.

God wants you to have a strong heart. However, when the Bible speaks about “heart,” it is not the cardiopulmonary organ beating within your chest. Nor is it the whimsical Valentine’s Day heart on Hallmark cards. The heart in the Bible refers to the deeply rooted, ingrained, and habitual ways of thinking that shape your entire life. For this reason, having a “change of heart” is far superior to a mere “change of mind.” Thoughts and emotions are like tides of the sea— they ebb and flow, and they come and go. However, a “heart after God” is equatable to a mighty fortress in which the weary take refuge and shelter.

God is always more concerned with the person you are becoming than the things you are doing. And the person you are becoming will be either severely limited or abundantly blessed depending on your thoughts about God. The Bible says, “Although people look at the outward appearance, God looks at the heart.”2 This means that the most important fact about you is not what you do at a particular time (the outward appearance), but rather what, deep in the recesses of your mind, you conceive God to be like (the heart).

By the mysterious law of creation, you tend to move in the direction of your privately held mental image of the Creator. Being made in the image of God, every facet of who you are connects you to God, and every facet of who you are reflects God to those around you. It is imperative that these connections and reflections of God correspond as closely as possible to the true being and nature of God. 

If history is evidence of human nature, then your actual ideas about God may very well be inconsistent with His true Being as recorded in His Word and revealed by His Son. For example, the Bible is full of descriptions of people who thought God was other than who He actually is.3 These people substituted for the true God an image based on their own misconception of Him.4 Only a brief and honest recollection of your life would demonstrate that it becomes increasingly difficult to think rightly about yourself when you are not thinking rightly about God, and relating correctly to Him.5

One of the fantastic archetypes of the Old Testament biblical record was that of the warrior. And in the New Testament account, the Apostle Paul did not arbitrarily settle on metaphors and illustrations of soldiering, armor, swords, racing, and leading when teaching his doctrine.6 These examples empower the reader to identify with the personal qualities of courage, determination, resilience, and unequivocal faith in God. 

To cultivate a heart for God means that you think rightly about God, and that you think rightly about yourself. This book will empower you to see yourself as a warrior and a leader. Furthermore, this book will shape within your mind the idea that God is good, devoted to your spiritual advancement, and desirous of enabling you to lead yourself and others.

I pray that the ideas in the following pages will inspire you to be a good soldier and that you would fight well, finish the race, and keep the faith.7

— GREG AMUNDSON 

About the author

Greg Amundson is a Graduate Student at Western Seminary in San Jose, CA., a three-time #1 bestselling author, and a founding member of the Eagle Rise Speakers Bureau, which has produced numerous bestselling Books. view profile

Published on February 10, 2020

Published by Eagle Rise Publishing

3000 words

Genre: Religion & Spirituality

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