The Jesus Agenda e-Book Abridged Version

A couple of years back, I had a thought – the greatest resource for God’s redemptive mission on earth is followers of Jesus who faithfully participate in a local congregation, house church, home church, or small group week after week. Yet these saints are under-utilized and under-challenged for their own God-given call to redemptive work. […]

The First 90 Days of The Jesus Agenda

The First 90 Days of The Jesus Agenda has been fun to watch as news of the book has hit the airwaves, magazines, on-line news outlets, and social media. Recently USA Headline News featured an article with a radio interview embedded in the online version. • There was also a very nice book review by […]

The Jesus Agenda, Engaging your story of Redemption

It has almost been a month since The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption, was released by Believers Press. Buckner staff, trustees, friends, and donors have begun reading this book and have provided an encouraging response. The Jesus Agenda is about shining hope for redemptive transformation in the lives of vulnerable children, orphans, and […]

The Heart of Business: Solomon’s Wisdom for Success in Any Economy (NavPress, 2013)

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From the Back Cover

Young business executives who live according to God’s Word build careers on an unshakable foundation. The book of Proverbs is God’s timeless wisdom for becoming an effective business leader in the twenty-first century. Written for those leaders just starting out, The Heart of Business relates Proverbs to critical areas of business and ministry life:• God’s promises
• Our responsibilities
• Seek these things (treasures)
• Do these things (disciplines)
• Develop these things (habits)
• Avoid these things (sins)
• Become these things (righteous character)With engaging stories and applications that can relate to any field of work, this guide shows you how to be a godly leader impacting employees, the workplace, and the world.

About the Author

Raymond H. Harris has been a business professional for more than thirty-five years and is the founder and chairman of a large national architectural firm. He graduated top of his class and has extensive experience leading his business, volunteer organizations, and ministry projects. He resides in Dallas with his wife, Marydel.

Upended: How Following Jesus Remakes Your Words and World (Charisma House, 2012)

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Connect…
Influence…
Love…

In a way that overturns the world’s assumptions.

Upended invites the follower of Jesus to become an apprentice to Jesus, particularly in the choices that shape our lives most: how we communicate and connect. Join this exhilarating exploration of the often overlooked, often oversimplified character of Jesus and His unparalleled way of communicating. Study, echo, and embrace the ways of the Master. Your life will inevitably be upended. Not always how you’d imagined, but certainly for the better. Much better.

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People (Zondervan, 2007)

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Find inspiration and a fresh perspective on the art of leadership in this account of a cub reporter who lands the interview of a lifetime and walks away with the keys to exceptional leadership. When the reporter meets with the most respected CEO in America, the businessman shares the seven secrets he learned long ago from his mentor―an eccentric but brilliant professor who taught him proven management principles that, while ancient in origin, are applicable in today’s fast-paced, high-tech world. The Way of the Shepherd is a compact, heart-warming story dotted with humor. It will teach you how to lead the people close to you so they will view their work as a calling rather than merely a job, a place to belong rather than a place to work. It shows leaders how to infuse work with meaning and how to engage, energize, and ignite their workforce and gives employees a better understanding of what makes for a quality work experience. It is a powerful metaphor for leaders that reaches back 5,000 years. It is . . . The Way of the Shepherd.

The Jesus Agenda: Becoming An Agent Of Redemption (Believers Press, 2015)

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“In The Jesus Agenda, Dr. Albert Reyes empowers us with the knowledge that as Christ followers we must reconcile conviction with compassion, sanctification with service and truth with love. Accordingly, as agents of redemption, our biblical metric of kingdom effectiveness lies not in our rhetoric but in our actions. We are redeemed to redeem the world.”

Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez President NHCLC/CONELA

The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions that Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004)

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Mike Wilson is a respected consultant charged with the task of building a new practice area in leadership development. During the new project, he learns that his father is very ill and wants his only child to come home and help him with “”a few projects.”” Mike’s father is a well-known, retired CEO, and Mike gets his boss’s blessing to take as much time as he needs. Unbeknownst to him, Mike’s father and boss, longtime friends, have plotted this visit to help Mike learn some needed leadership and life lessons. So begins this compelling narrative that combines a very human story with the classical Greenleaf theory of servant leadership. The second book in the acclaimed Ken Blanchard series (called “”powerful testimony”” by Brad Orr, CEO of John Burnham & Co) is both a practical guide for effective leadership and a book about the personal journey of growth that real leadership requires.

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business (Jossey-Bass, 2012)

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There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.

Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified.  Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

Praying Circles around Your Children (Zondervan, 2012)

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Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You’ll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.

Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why.

As Batterson says, “I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children’s children. It’s time to start circling.”