At every funeral there is a eulogy where the deceased's life is summarized and the high points are capped. Yet, a person's life is not determined by its end, rather it is developed from the beginning. Crawford Loritts, Jr.
Leadership as an Identity: The Four Traits of Those Who Wield Lasting InfluenceTo ask only about one's character seems inadequate when defining a leader. He answers the question with four simple words: Brokenness, servanthood, communion, and obedience. These four traits form the framework for Leadership as an Identity. We surely need to ask about character, previous experience, IQ, communication skills, but also about personality, education, and more.
. He looks for disciples. Don't we?Crawford Loritts disagrees. Ask yourself this question: what type of character qualifies the people God chooses to use?The question itself assumes an atypical answer, simply because it leaves out so much. By examining each trait, Loritts undermines many pervasive assumptions about leadership that are unbiblical.
According to loritts, God doesn't look for leaders like the world does.
Unshaken: Real Faith in Our Faithful GodCalling readers to a faith that does not waver in a God who does not lie, this book reminds Christians of the sure hope they have in Christ and encourages them to live each day in light of that hope.
A Passionate Commitment: Recapturing Your Sense of PurposeCrawford loritts will help you revive your passionate commitment to the God of the universe. Underneath all of their christian activity, they feel cold, and at times confused about the place and prominence of Jesus Christ in their inner lives. While we may have a general sense of direction, we have assumed that somehow we can work out the details or that everything will just fall into place.
We regularly attend church, know the hymns by heart, and teach our children about Jesus. While we outwardly conform to what we say we believe, we privately confess that we know God wants and deserves more from us. The problem, according to Crawford Loritts, is that we've lost our sense of purpose. So why do we feel so empty? although Jesus promised His followers an abundant life, fulfillment, many Christians struggle with a lack of purpose, and zeal.
. A passionate commitment will help you understand God's purpose for your life by challenging the things the world teaches you to hold dear. We are doing the right things.
For a Time We Cannot See: Living Today In Light of HeavenLoritts believes that these yearnings experienced by "second halfers" are actually rooted in a longing for eternity in heaven. It is nearly impossible to reach mid-life without some reflection upon one's desire to leave a legacy and build for an unseen future. He writes, "those of us who are followers of Christ need to be reminded that there is a place that is really ours, a home for which we are created.
God has given us the gift of eternal life and a place in heaven, and He has placed the longing for heaven in our hearts. This is our home, our destiny, and our calling. Loritts' wisdom is at once down-to-earth and biblical. The reader will see a transparent author who is journeying through these issues himself and will be admonished to examine his or her present priorities in view of eternity.
Never Walk Away: Lessons on Integrity from a Father Who Lived ItDiscover how you can exhibit faithfulness that will have a far-reaching impact on your kids and future generations in Never Walk Away. What you do and say will leave lasting impressions about character, integrity, and faith upon your children. Don't you want that impression to be a good one? Crawford Loritts' godly father was a source of family solidarity and a blessing to his children.
No special skills are required. Do you have what it takes to be a great dad? You don't have to be a number-one athlete, the president of your company, or even the funniest bed-time storyteller. Become your child's strongest ally, mentor, inspiration, and friend. You have everything you need to be the best dad: the knowledge of what is right and the conviction to act upon that understanding.
Learn from his example how one ordinary man can exhibit an extraordinary, timeless love that fosters intimate, lasting father-child relationships. By your example, you can instill in your children a standard for love that endures. Each husband and father has the means to powerfully shape his family's future.