Good and Faithful Servant by Wes Daughenbaugh: Author Interview, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book:
Book: Good & Faithful Servant
Author: Wes Daughenbough
Genre: Non-fiction, leadership
Release Date: July, 2020
The greatest need in the body of Christ today is for spiritual leadership training, and the first law of spiritual leadership is that you are not the leader—the Holy Spirit is! If you follow him, you will lead many to righteousness.
Veteran pastor Wes Daughenbaugh, a Christian leader for nearly fifty years and author of five books, presents a wealth of spiritual wisdom designed to help Christian leaders develop skills for true godly leadership.
- The differences between secularized leadership and spiritual leadership.
- How to avoid using people to obtain a secularized vision and instead have God’s vision for the individuals you are leading.
- How to have influence with God (power in prayer).
- The importance of spiritual warnings.
- Seven ways to live in Christlike character virtues.
- Over sixty professional drawings to help you “see” spiritual truths.
If you long for intimacy with God and want your life to glorify Jesus, you’ll find Good and Faithful Servant to be a comprehensive, timely resource to help you be a Spirit-led servant of Jesus Christ and his church.
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For Blogger Tabitha Bouldin
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
I’d tell younger writers a lesson from the chapter on humility where I explained how I learned to preach. That is—don’t try to do anything for God in your own power or wisdom. Enter into humble dependency upon the Holy Spirit. “Unless the Lord builds the house, its laborers labor in vain,” a proverb says. The same applies to writing. If it’s not done by the help of the Holy Spirit, it will be a vain labor in the end.
What was an early experience where you learned language had power?
In the same chapter, the one on humility, I share how I received my very first sermon. When I delivered it all the teens in the church came forward to rededicate themselves to Christ (25 or so) and one teen received Christ as Savior. Words from God, anointed by God can be like gentle rain to make people grow—or they can be like fire that burns sin right out of people’s lives.
What book are you reading right now?
I don’t do novels—but I have a new book in my heart called “FREE INDEED—A Checklist For Spiritual Liberty.” I have an unfinished book or booklet called THE FAITH GUN—How Faith Comes and How It’s Released. The illustrations are done and I need to make it into an E-book. I have a new tract I’m producing called THE TRUE STORY OF THE RESCUED RAT. It has nine drawings to illustrate it. It will be printed but also formatted for smart phones so people can send a “tract” over social media.
Do you think you’ll ever complete them?
I feel compelled to complete them. Each one is an assignment from God. Once I preached a sermon called I MUST, I CAN, I WILL. I had lost 34 pounds and asked God why I was finally able to lose weight this time when all other attempts had failed. God showed me I had said three things—I MUST lose this weight, I CAN lose this weight, and I WILL lose this weight. When those three things are said—we get it done. Leave one out—and it won’t get done.
So—I must finish all these, I can finish all of these and I will finish all of these and then more besides.
What did you edit out of your book?
I edited out statements where I had stated my opinion as if it was fact. Those few lines were like flies in the ointment. I searched over and over until every line like that was reworded.
I don’t hide secrets in my books. I reveal secrets. I love to make profound truths very easy to understand, and very easy to remember (the pictures help with that). I like to have very clear applications so that knowledge gained is immediately applied.
What makes a book successful?
Success can be measured in many ways. I measure success by this rule: Does the book help people know Christ and become like him? If so, then it’s successful. If it helps thousands to know Christ and become like him, it’s very successful.
How have your books surprised you?
I’m surprised to be teaching as an expert of leadership when previously I didn’t even feel like I was a leader. That’s because the secularized leadership books never appealed to me and I never bonded with their message. But this message lives in me and burns like a fire! So when God differentiated Spiritual Leadership from Secularized leadership I found that I was a spiritual leader, loved to raise up spiritual leaders, and that I have a trumpet call message for the Body of Christ to return to spiritual leadership.
About the Author
Multi-published author Wes Daughenbaugh understands pastors and church leadership. He has served forty-six years in ministry as associate pastor, lead pastor, and traveling teacher-evangelist, preaching in fifty US states and several foreign countries. With the gift of teaching, Wes turns complex truths into easy-to-remember illustrations for leaders and readers. Ordained with the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Wes lives with his wife, Bonnie, in western Oregon. They have two daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Learn more at www.EncouragementExpert.com.
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WHY I WROTE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT
During my many years in the ministry I’ve tried to feed my leadership gift with books on leadership but I never bonded with them. They were so dry. Then never talked about being rich in God, how to get supernatural faith, have a dynamic prayer life or live in the power of the Spirit. I finally decided I just must not be a leader but only a “teacher.” During those years I “led” thousands to Christ and led thousands more into forgiveness and lessons in Christ-like maturity. Two years ago I began to pray earnestly that God would restore spiritual POWER to the American Church. Then to my surprise, God strongly impressed me to write a book on SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP and gave me the title and subtitle. The book gushed out of me in eight days of writing and I’ve spent the last year and a half perfecting the copy and getting the sixty plus drawings finished. This book has the leadership lessons the Holy Spirit personally taught me. They are not DRY. You’ll find God’s presence in this book. It will teach you how to be a great follower of the real LEADER of the church, the Holy Spirit.
ONE MORE THING: These lessons are for every Christian. We don’t need titles and positions to be spiritual leaders. Just desire to “lead many to righteousness” by being a great follower of the Holy Spirit. God will use YOU to bring “massive glory” to His name.
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To celebrate his tour, Wes is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!