In New Book, John Maxwell Delivers Lessons in Faith and 'Intentional Living'

As Christians he says, we can reach more people when we lead lives of significance that add value to others through our actions.

"What we need to do is to exceed expectations and add value to people until they look at us and say, 'this person has added value to me.' The moment a person feels that, then you can really influence them with your faith. But I disagree with people who say in the marketplace faith comes first. I don't think so, I think excellence comes first. I think you go out and add value to people," he says. "I think servanthood comes first. I can give you half a dozen things that come before faith. They are almost like the John the Baptist for faith."

After that he says, you get to do faith at the end of the day, "but you don't get to do faith first."

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He continues: "People of faith have got to do the right thing for other people before they share their faith. And I think that we have taught people to ignore all the things we need to do that are right and just immediately jump in with the faith. And I think we muddy the message real quickly because we do that."

Once they find their significance, Maxwell hopes a million people will join him over the next two years in a worldwide movement by sharing their stories.

"If you join me in my dream of making a difference, together maybe we can start a movement— a movement toward a world of intentional living where people think of others before themselves, where adding value to others is a priority, where financial gain is second to future potential, and where people's self-worth is strengthened by acts of significance every day. If we each live a life that truly matters, we can change the world," Maxwell declares near the end of the book.

To get people started on their stories of significance and intentional living, Maxwell wants them to try the "7-day experiment" at or
It's a completely free tool designed to empower people to begin the journey toward intentional living.

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