Character Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity (Google eBook)

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Moody Publishers, Apr 1, 2010 - Religion - 224 pages
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Character and conduct are inextricably connected.†Today's headlines highlight society's problems, but then the pundits simplistically push the blame off on big business, big government, or some other faceless entity. Yet-with the exception of natural disasters-most problems are caused by people . . . people who put money, power, or personal gain ahead of the bedrock values of character and integrity. We are all now collectively paying the price for years of selfish excess brought on by these behaviors.

This book is about integrity, character, and values. The key qualities needed to live a life of integrity will be explained and illustrated through the stories of men and women in the Bible. Conduct reveals character, and we best understand integrity when we see it lived out in a person's life.

  

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Contents

The Power of Personal Integrity Foreword Charles Swindoll
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The Power of Personal Integrity Why Talk about Character?
13
The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 1 Under the Lamplight Honesty
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 2 Widows and Wheatfields Compassion
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 3 The Photo AlbumWisdom
51
The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 4 Bylaws or Bye Laws? SelfControl
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 5 Can I Depend on God? Trust
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 6 Can God Depend on Me? Faithfulness
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 7 Pastries and Perfume Balance
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 8 The Right Stuff Sexual Purity
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 9 Lacking Nothing Endurance
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 10 The Missing Ingredient Joy
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The Power of Personal Integrity Chapter 11 Can One Person Make a Difference?
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The Power of Personal Integrity Notes
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CHARLES DYER (B.A., Washington Bible College; Th.M. and Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) served for ten years as Provost of Moody Bible Institute before becoming Professor-at-Large of Bible and host of The Land and the Book radio program. He is the author of numerous books, including A Voice in the Wilderness, Character Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity, and Thirty Days in the Land with Jesus. His most recent books are Matthew and Daniel, two revisions of classic commentaries by Dr. John F. Walvoord. Charlie and his wife, Kathy, have been married for more than 39 years and have two grown children.

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