Book Review: Holy Discontent by Bill Hybels

Holy Discontent: Fueling the Fire That Ignites Personal VisionI actually downloaded this book from and listened to it on the plane to Melbourne. I then brought the book and listened to it again.

Bill basically asks, what is it that you can’t stand? What is it that you are passionate about? What keeps you awake at night? He challenges you to seek out this ‘Holy discontent’ and pursue it with everything you have.

One of the examples he uses is a lady named Jude Goatley from NZ who now works in Africa with Brighthope. Jude and Karina have known each other for years. It was kind of strange to be listening to a book from US then hearing about a person you know and their Holy Discontent.

Anyway here is an unrelated excerpt:

Friends, when a leaders shoulders sag, everyone else's shoulders begin to sag too. If your shoulders are drooping, it won’t be long before you find everyone around you hunched over and beaten down. You hold tremendous responsibility in this regard, because when hope dies in a leader, the game ends and the cause is defeated. Please don’t let this happen to you!

This area of self leadership – the issue of keeping you energy high – is absolutely critical because everyone you lead, whether a friend, a child, an employee, takes their cue from you.

The good news is this: When you charge toward your holy discontent with boundless passion, optimism and energy, you become the very best kind of contagious! It’s positive magnetic living in its purest form.

Lesson: I think it is apathy. By that I mean I think my discontent is linked to it in some way. Maybe it is indifference. Watch and see, I am working on it.

Holy Discontent
Bill Hybels

Leadership, Spirituality, Personal Vision

Pages 149
Readability 2 (1 = Easy, 5 = Hard)
Enjoyment 4 (1 = Never Read, 5 = Remarkable)

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