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Hybels, Bill

Works: 849 works in 1,514 publications in 14 languages and 13,096 library holdings
Genres: Christian fiction  Case studies  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BV4597.53.L43, 248.4
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Too busy not to pray : slowing down to be with God by Bill Hybels( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. There's church and school and neighborhood and job and friends and recreation. And then the crises hit! Time for prayer seems an impossible luxury. As a pastor, Bill Hybels knows hundreds of people with schedules like this. Yet in his own life he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn't happen on the run. He decided he was too busy not to pray. Hybels's accessible introduction to prayer has already helped over 400,000 readers develop a rich and regular prayer life in the midst of life's busyness. Now, in this revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition, he includes new insights from his years of ministry and his own spiritual journey. He shows how to slow down to pray, listen to God, respond to what we hear, practice the presence of God and overcome prayer barriers. His fun and practical book offers the resources we need for growing, ongoing experiences in prayer
Leadership by the book : tools to transform your workplace by Kenneth H Blanchard( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors use a long parable to show how the Bible can be applied to leadership in modern organizations. In the parable, a younger executive is guided by an enlightened management professor to incorporate Christian principles into his management style and his life. - Audiofile
Just walk across the room : simple steps pointing people to faith by Bill Hybels( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believers universally affirm that evangelism is a vital part of what God calls them to do, but very few make a practice of doing it. They feel awkward and ill-equipped, either because they've never been trained, or because their lack of interaction with non- Christians prevents them from using and developing the skills they do have. Bill Hybels addresses these concerns and signals the next era in personal evangelism with Just Walk Across the Room. Drawing on fresh perspectives from the author's own experiences, as well as time-tested and practical illustrations, Just Walk Across the Room encourages and equips readers to routinely initiate spiritual conversations with those who don't know Christ. - Publisher
Courageous leadership by Bill Hybels( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The responsibility of leaders is to rally believers and mobiliz their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life transformation and the eternal destinies of real people depend on the redemptive message entrusted to the local church. Too much is at stake for leaders not to maximize their spiritual gift of leadership, insists Hybels. In this book, he unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of the calling. It discusses how to discover the power of vision and turn it into action. It will help readers gain frontline insights for developing a kingdom dream team, discover leadership styles, develop other leaders, make decisions, walk with God, embrace change, stay the course, and more
Who you are when no one's looking : choosing consistency, resisting compromise by Bill Hybels( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are all at our best when it counts. But what are we like when no one's looking? That's where character comes in -- being consistent even when it doesn't seem to matter. Courage. Discipline. Vision. Endurance. Love. These character qualities are quickly becoming endangered. All too often we hear of marriages falling apart, governments lying, businesses cheating and scandals rocking the church. But with God's guidance and strength, we can maintain character that lasts despite temptations and troubles. - Publisher
Simplify : ten practices to unclutter your soul by Bill Hybels( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Simplify," bestselling author Bill Hybels identifies the core issues that lure us into frenetic living--and offers searingly practical steps for sweeping the clutter from our souls. Today's velocity of life can consume and control us ... until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected. That's where the danger lies: When we spend our lives doing things that keep us busy but don't really matter, we sacrifice the things that do. What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live--and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requires more than just cleaning out your closets or reorganizing your desk drawer. It requires uncluttering your soul. By eradicating the stuff that leaves your spirit drained, you can stop doing what doesn't matter--and start doing what does
Becoming a contagious Christian by Bill Hybels( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evangelism doesn't have to be frustrating or intimidating. Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg believe that effectively communicating our faith in Christ should be the most natural thing in the world. We just need encouragement and direction. In Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels and Mittelberg articulate the central principles that have helped the believers at Willow Creek Community Church become a church known around the world for its outstanding outreach to unchurched people. Based on the worlds of Jesus and flowing from the firsthand experiences of the authors, Becoming a Contagious Christian is a groundbreaking, personalized approach to relational evangelism. - Back cover
Honest to God? : becoming an authentic Christian by Bill Hybels( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Hybels challenges Christians to examine their lifestyles and honestly see if God has changed their lives. Some areas he addresses include: family life, male and female role models, sound physical fitness, work, spiritual disciplines, emotional life, and marriage values
Rediscovering church : the story and vision of Willow Creek Community Church by Lynne Hybels( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering Church is the candid story of Willow Creek Community Church's phenomenal growth, from 100 members meeting in a Palatine, Illinois, movie theater to its present Sunday morning attendance of 15,000. Bill Hybels and his wife, Lynne, tell about Willow Creek's beginnings, its struggles, the philosophy behind its success, and the strategies that have made it a model for church growth. The first half of the book, written by Lynne Hybels, explores the early years of Willow Creek and the personal accounts behind one of this century's most remarkable church stories. It offers an honest look at the ways God has used both the strengths and weaknesses of His people, creating a church of believers who have had tremendous impact for Christ in their community. In the second half of Rediscovering Church
The God you're looking for by Bill Hybels( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"That is, the God who can really make a difference in your life? Have you already found God...but are disappointed? Bill Hybels wants to introduce you to the God you're looking for. Not only does this God exist, He passionately yearns to be in a relationship with you. In fact, writes Hybels, God is head over heels in love with you! But in order to find God, you'll first need to put aside the caricatures, the fears, the lies, and the misconceptions that have been gathered over the centuries about who God really is. Understanding the true personality and nature of God can make ordinary people extraordinary and weak people strong. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Hybels reveals God for who He really is: a God who knows your every thought, who is always gracious, who always guides you, is always committed to you, and who is always there. A God who feels your joy and sadness, a God who doesn't stop giving, a God who has your life in His loving hands."--
Fit to be tied : making marriage last a lifetime by Bill Hybels( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the counsel of biblical advice and principles to the triumphs and problems of marriage
The power of a whisper : hearing God, having the guts to respond by Bill Hybels( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond, Bill Hybels reveals the attitudes and actions that help us hear directly from heaven as we navigate the most significant challenges on earth
Building a contagious church : revolutionizing the way we view and do evangelism by Mark Mittelberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mittelberg presents a proven process for raising the value of evangelism in your heart and in your church. He spells out strategies for training all of a church's members to naturally communicate their faith and offers ideas for initiating outreach ministries and events. Includes inspiring stories of lives and churches that have been changed as a result of these practical, biblical approaches
Mastering contemporary preaching by Bill Hybels( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volunteer revolution : unleashing the power of everybody by Bill Hybels( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastor Bill Hybels believes that there is a new reality in America. The church has entered an era of growth and unprecedented spiritual opportunity to share the Gospel, yet at the same time we face a shrinking economy and a world in crisis. This poses a great resource challenge for the church. In order to reach out to people who are spiritually hungry, the church needs more people to be equipped to serve others. Hybels passionately believes the key to the future of the church is the equation "X (paid staff) + Y (volunteers) = Z (bearing much fruit for God's glory)." Churches cannot afford to continue hiring more and more staff with limited budgets. The key to resourcing the church is what Hybels calls "the Y factor." The Y factor is the pool of volunteers in every church. The great need of the church is to grow the church's volunteer base through the equipping ministry of church staffs. As churches recover the message of Ephesians 4:11-12 to "equip God's people for works of service" they will launch a Volunteer Revolution. People are just waiting to discover the gifts and passions that God has given them to serve others and then be invited to use those gifts and passions through the local church in order to advance the kingdom of God on Earth. Hybels believes that every church staff should be helping people discover their spiritual gifts, passions and place of service in order to meet the growing needs in our churches and world. Hybels makes a clarion call to move beyond volunteer retention to volunteer acquisition. By attracting, connecting, training, and sustaining volunteers, churches will mobilize people into places of service that will bring new meaning to their lives and understand why God put them on planet Earth. Hybels also outlines how we can build lifelong volunteers in the church through community, celebration, and commendation
Descending into greatness by Bill Hybels( Book )

5 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Descending into Greatness, Hybels and writer Rob Wilkins take the example of Christ's downward journey as it was meant to be: the radical and essential answer for every Christian. Moving down is never an easy matter that can be reduced into a formula. It involves a life committed to discipleship. Descending into Greatness introduces you to the stories of modern men and women committed to advancing the kingdom of God: from the pro football player, to a medical missionary, to a businessman wrestling with priorities in the world of finance
Making life work : putting God's wisdom into action : with questions for reflection & discussion by Bill Hybels( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Putting God's wisdom into action: with questions for individuals or groups. The world overflows with information, data and knowledge. But you find precious little wisdom. Wisdom is what you desperately need when faced with a challenge at work, a problem at home, a conflict with friends or a crisis within yourself. What factors are critical to achieving your life goals? How can you get a friendship back on track? Why is it so hard to trust God in problem situations? How can you make a difference in the marketplace? How should you respond to someone who is angry with you? What is the surprising result of helping others? How can you establish a sound financial foundation? To answer questions like these, you want wisdom--sound advice from someone you respect, someone who knows how to succeed and how to deal with failure, someone who sees clearly the consequences of different courses of action. That's what pastor Bill Hybels has found in the book of Proverbs, and that's what he offers to his congregation and now to you. Here is advice that has been tested for centuries and found true about how to put God's wisdom into action in your life. If you feel that there's nothing so rare as common sense, this book is for you! - Publisher
Holy discontent : fueling the fire that ignites personal vision by Bill Hybels( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows readers how they can find and feed their personal areas of holy discontent, fight for it when things get risky, and follow it when it takes a mid-course turn
Christians in the marketplace by Bill Hybels( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ax-i-om (ak-see-uhm) : powerful leadership proverbs by Bill Hybels( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning leaders have winning points-of-view--succinct, practical, portable leadership proverbs that help them arbitrate decisions and arouse troops to action. In Axiom: The Language of Leadership, Pastor Bill Hybels reveals sixty truths that continue to raise his game and his vision, thirty-plus years into his local-church leadership experience. --From publisher's description
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Leadership by the book : tools to transform your workplace
Leadership by the book : tools to transform your workplaceJust walk across the room : simple steps pointing people to faithCourageous leadershipWho you are when no one's looking : choosing consistency, resisting compromiseBecoming a contagious ChristianHonest to God? : becoming an authentic ChristianRediscovering church : the story and vision of Willow Creek Community ChurchThe God you're looking for
Alternative Names
Bill Hybels Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Bill Hybels American writer

Bill Hybels Amerikaans theoloog

Bill Hybels écrivain américain

Bill Hybels escriptor estatunidenc

Bill Hybels escritor estadounidense

Bill Hybels US-amerikanischer Pastor

Bill Hybels yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Haibelss, Bils 1951-

Hybells, Bill 1951-

Hybelsas Bilas

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빌 하이벨스

하이벨스, 빌 1951-

하이블스, 빌 1951-

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