You Don't Know What You Have…
Brian Stiller


After John Maxwell tapped the potential audience for leadership titles from a Christian perspective, there’s been no looking back. Into that market steps one of Canada’s foremost Christian leaders, Brian Stiller. Just a week ago, I mentioned him at Thinking Out Loud in a piece about people who have accomplished many things in a single life…

Whether or not a cat truly has nine lives, I know three people who really have lived three lifetimes:

* Stormie Omartian — Recording artist and songwriter, host of exercise and fitness videos, author of books about prayer.
* Sheila Walsh — UK recording and touring Christian musician, co-host of The 700 Club, author of books for adults and children and, as of this month her first fiction title.
* Brian Stiller — This one you may not know, but is the one I know personally: President of Youth For Christ Canada, Executive Director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (our equivalent of the NAE), President of Tyndale University College and Seminary.

The book title is You Never Know What You Have Until You Give It Away, available in Canada through Castle Quay Books, distributed by Augsburg-Fortress Canada. It consists of 73 very short devotional meditations for Christians in business or for people in vocational ministry, divided into ten sections of related readings.

Displayed to reach the same people who eat up John Maxwell’s writings, this book ought to perform well as a Christmas gift for its intended market, or even as a good resource for men, who increasingly are tending away from reading anything lengthy.

I’ve had the privilege of meeting up with Brian many times — including a full hour interview in 1985 for a local church publication — and he is a very wise man who combines solid business sense with a deep and resonant faith. This is a book worthy of my full endorsement.

~ Paul Wilkinson
Date Added: 03/12/2012 by Paul Wilkinson
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