Wednesday, December 5, 2007

INSANE

a Jesus thought...
11Jesus said, "You haven't a shred of authority over me except what has been given you from heaven. That's why the one who betrayed me to you has committed a far greater fault." (John 19:11)

a Godly thought...
A community of Jesus which seeks to hide itself has ceased to follow him. (p106 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
Don't lead your team with a whip, give them a dream and help them reach it. (p113 Newman)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday I spent some quality time working on our new book INSANE: the stories of crazy Salvos who changed the world. The idea of the book is to educate young people on 10 innovation stories of The Salvation Army & then inspire them to apply the principles of these innovations and be innovative Salvos today. We are hoping to launch the book at Make Change in NZ in January 08.
Nealson Munn from the USA, has been doing a fabulous job with the research and the majority of the writing for the book and it is progressing very well. The book has been supported by so many people and we especially appreciate the support of Lindsay Cox who is in charge of the Archives t the back of 69 Bourke Street.
I personally am fascinated by the history of our movement and love discovering amazing facts about the early salvos who would risk their lives and reputations to engage in the mission. But what I am even more excited about is the potential of our young Salvos, who when they understand what we are about and connect with God, get fired up and start taking risks that will change the world today.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Richard said...

I'm looking forward to reading this - and ordering several hundered copies for the USA East, and beyond!

Thanks for the great idea - and mentoring a young writer in the process.

Richard Munn