A Significant Life
Fulfilling Your Eternal Potential Every Day
By Jim Graff
(WaterBrook Press, Hardcover, 9781400072620, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 19, 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc
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Are you yearning to live a life that matters?
Many people wrestle with their significance. If you’re one of them, Jim Graff understands. And in his life-changing new book, he offers incredible insight and inspiration that can change the course of your life.
A Significant Life helps you understand how to own your own worth–which is given and anointed by God–and live a more purposeful life. As a result, you’ll see an amazing transformation…not only in your life, but also in your church and community.
Drawing on biblical models such as David, Esther, and Jesus himself, Jim shows you how personal courage, integrity, and determination can turn sparks into a holy fire. He’ll help you grab hold of the ways God wants you to be blessed. Learn to live your heart’s desire. And go out into the world as a person transformed with God-ordained significance.
In A Significant Life, Graff reveals five keys that will give you the resources and the inspiration to live at your full potential as a person of eternal significance.
Owning and living out of your true significance occurs by:
·Being a person of Character
·Concentrating on God’s will
·Cooperating with God (and others) in carrying out God’s plans, and
·Participating in Community
Discover the importance and impact of these five C’s in your life as you learn to live authentically within God’s unique design for you. And begin to own your God-given significance by living a purposeful life every day.
Jim Graff is a dynamic pastor/leader who is a gifted communicator. Jim pastors Faith Family Church, a vibrant congregation of 4,000 in Victoria, Texas–named one of America’s Outstanding Protestant Churches in a national study done by the University of North Carolina. Jim’s passion for small communities in America has led him to launch the Significant Church Network, designed to establish significant church communities throughout the smallest counties in the nation. To that end the Network hosts seven regional conferences and one national conference each year. Jim and his wife, Tamara, have four children ages eight to eighteen.
“I’m so excited about my brother-in-law Jim’s new book. I can’t wait to see how A Significant Life connects people all over the country and helps them reach their full potential.”
–Joel Osteen, best-selling author of Your Best Life Now
“There is a life beyond the one we know. Our souls yearn for it, our dreams are filled with it, our hopes reach for it in the lives of others. It is the life of meaning we were made to live, the one fueled by the power of a destiny fulfill. Jim Graff has charted the pathway to that life. His book, A Significant Life, is a stirring call to the highlands of God's best for our lives.”
–Stephen Mansfield, author of The Faith of George W. Bush
and The Faith of the American Soldier
“A Significant Life does a beautiful job instructing the reader on how to live with meaning and purpose. This book is filled with rich, solid nuggets of truth. I encourage you to take some time and follow along as Jim Graff takes you on a journey to discover your own unique significance. This book is exactly what you need.”
–Nicky Cruz, founder of Nicky Cruz Outreach,
author of Soul Obsession and One Holy Fire
“In A Significant Life, Jim Graff eloquently unfolds a strategy he and other great leaders are using to spark Revolution for Christ in small towns, counties, and all areas of America. His concept and example give hope and inspiration that every church in every community can be a part of rescuing our country.”
–Ron Luce, president and founder of Teen Mania Ministries,
author of Battle Cry for A Generation and Revolution YM
“A Significant Life is a wonderful book about the importance of being obedient to God and being in his perfect will for your life, no matter how large or small your church may be. Everyone is significant in the Body of Christ and everyone has been given an assignment. This book will help you to understand that, when you live out your purpose, God is so proud of you. Similarly, I am proud of Jim. He is a great son-in-law and I salute him for writing this book.”
–Dodie Osteen, co-founder, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas,
“Has self-doubt or the challenges of others caused you to question what dwells in the recesses of your heart–God’s vision and purpose for you? A Significant Life lays all of the cards on the table. Pastor Jim Graff dissects the stumbling blocks and obstacles that can easily discourage us and brings us into a place where we can see all the resources that are before us. You will finish this book knowing that you can achieve all that God has entrusted to you.”
–Bill Wilson, senior pastor and founder, Metro Ministries,
Brooklyn, New York, and author of Christianity in the Crosshairs
“A Significant Life by Jim Graff speaks directly to the age old question of humanity: why am I here? Through a revealing dissection of King David’s life, Jim leads us on an exciting journey of discovery and reawakening of our God given dreams and callings. Each page feels like a breath of fresh air to anyone who is beaten down, weary, or needing direction for their life. With a pastor’s heart, Jim encourages us to throw off all the entanglements in our lives and gain the confidence in God to live the life we were created for.”
–John and Lisa Bevere, authors/speakers, Messenger
International, Colorado Springs, Colorado
“Whether your years on earth have been blessed, like Jacob’s, or left you feeling more like Esau--red, hairy, and gruff-with-good-reason--the principles explored in A Significant Life will help you live a life that has a lasting impact on the world. Jim Graff gives a profound teaching on fulfilling the calling God has for each and every one of us.”
–Ted Haggard, pastor and author of Foolish No More!,
The Jerusalem Diet, and From This Day Forward