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The Jesus Quotient

  • By Jennie a. Harrop
  • Foreword by Ken Vanden Hoek

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As leaders, our capacity to hear is often muddied by an inability to acknowledge our own insufficiencies and emotions. Jesus knew his God-given purpose and emotional character so deeply that he was able to operate out of these foundations boldly and instinctively. Jesus's infallible Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) allowed him to focus on a third concept called ""Audience Quotient"" (AQ): an individual's ability to focus consistently, completely, and effectively on others. As a church, we are failing a twenty-first-century culture that is defined by an unprecedented interconnectedness and speed of information. We are witnessing a scramble to manipulate and manage information that demands renewed integrity, and yet the church is seen as hypocritical, judgmental, and irrelevant. If we are going to earn a voice, the future church cannot be about the components of church at all, but instead the individual souls within the church--pastors included. The better we ground ourselves in the truth of who we were created to be (IQ, EQ, and AQ), the better able we will be to love God fully and love those around us as we love ourselves. That, after all, is what Jesus commanded us to do. ""Jennie Harrop is a masterful storyteller and a masterful teacher. Both these God-given gifts inform The Jesus Quotient, a beautifully written book that pushes us to rethink the challenges facing twenty-first-century churches."" --Melanie S. Mock, George Fox University, author of Worthy: Finding Yourself in a World Expecting Someone Else ""We serve Jesus best not when we parrot marketing strategies in flattering an audience, or entreating an audience, or seducing an audience, but when we come to know an audience from the inside out. The Jesus Quotient builds on decades of previous writing and insight to propose a truly original and synergistic platform for raising your church to the next level."" --Leonard Sweet, best-selling author, professor ""The Jesus Quotient brilliantly creates a new lens to understand the necessary qualities to lead like Jesus. Taking the best of social science and the truth of Scripture, this work equips the leader to understand how Jesus led, examine their own leadership, and make necessary changes to be more aligned with the purpose and call of Jesus."" --Dana S. Allin, Synod Executive, ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians ""By drawing on the encounters of Jesus, Dr. Harrop challenges church leaders to better connect with their congregants in holistic and culturally-relevant ways."" --Roger S. Nam, George Fox University Jennie A. Harrop is chair of George Fox University's Department of Professional Studies. She has a PhD in English (University of Denver), a DMin in Semiotics (Portland Seminary), an MFA in creative writing (Colorado State University), and a BA in journalism (Pacific Lutheran University). Her previous books include The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century (2018) and Angling for Repose: Wallace Stegner and the De-Mythologizing of the American West (2010).

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    • SKU: 9781532661761
    • Manufacturer: Cascade Books
    • ISBN 13: 9781532661761
    • Publication Date: 06/01/2019
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Jennie a. Harrop
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