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Strong and Weak

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Leader’s Edge (Spiritual Formation)

Strong and Weak: Embracing A Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing

Andy Crouch. Publisher: InterVarsity Press, 2016.

192 pages
ISBN: 978-0830844432
ASIN: B01AY6L2J2

Summary

Crouch posits that true flourishing travels down an unexpected path – of being both strong and weak at the same time. But two temptations lure us away from abundant living – withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. We see this unlikely mixture in the best leaders – people who use their authority for the benefit of others, while also showing extraordinary willingness to face and embrace suffering. Rather than being opposites, strength and weakness are meant to be combined in every human life. Crouch says that only when the two come together do we find the flourishing for which we were made.

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