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The Christian Leader at Work: Serving by Leading Autographed Copy

The Christian Leader at Work: Serving by Leading

by Kent M. Keith
(Terrace Press, 2015). Paperback, 165 pages.

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This book is for Christian leaders, whether they are leaders in churches, businesses, non-profit organizations, the military, government agencies, schools, or hospitals. Beginning with the importance of faith, the commandment to love, and the call to serve, the book describes the service model of leadership, key practices of servant-leaders, and organizational structures that are based on the teachings of Jesus and the guidance of Scripture. It addresses practical leadership issues such as motivation, leading change, and how to be effective as a leader who is in the world, not of the world. The book is unusual in that it combines the wisdom of the Scriptures with empirical research and experience that supports Biblical teachings. The book includes a Study Guide for individual reflection or group discussion.




Have Faith Anyway Autographed Copy

Have Faith Anyway: The Vision
of Habakkuk for Our Times

by Kent M. Keith
(Jossey-Bass, 2008). Hardcover, 106 pages.
Price: $16.95 U.S.

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Have Faith Anyway explores the author's new 11th Paradoxical Commandment: The world is full of violence, injustice, starvation, disease, and environmental destruction. Have faith anyway. To help the reader better understand what it is like to have faith in the face of seemingly insurmountable problems, the author tells the story of the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk, whose vision of a conversation with God led him to an inspiring affirmation of faith even in the face of devastation and death. The book concludes with Keith's own vision of a conversation between a Christian and God today. The book includes a Readers Guide for Reflection and Study.

In this accessible discussion Keith exhibits his capacity to connect Scripture to contemporary issues of faith and life. He takes up the book of Habakkuk–no easy read–and shows the ways the book invites and empowers to dogged, resolved faith. A special asset of the book is a helpful study guide that suggests hands-on engagement with the text and with life.

Walter Brueggemann Columbia Theological Seminary Author, The Prophetic Imagination


I have always been disappointed that the prophetic books are used, quoted, and even understood so little by Christian churches. Have Faith Anyway brilliantly turns the corner on that sad pattern. Kent Keith makes one Jewish prophet both alive and relevant in his historic setting–and even more in ours!

Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M. Center for Action and Contemplation Author, Everything Belongs


Kent M. Keith has provided us with a significant and living word for today from the ancient vision of Habakkuk. He will draw you into the powerful faith of the prophet and help you to make it your own.

James K. Bruckner, Ph.D Professor of Old Testament North Park University Author, Exodus and Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah


Utilizing the tools of Israel's prophetic tradition, Kent Keith captures and expresses, in terms of twenty-first century concerns, Habakkuk's spiritual message about faith in God's unfailing presence in our lives. Faith–trust in God–is best described as the ability to live a joyful, hopeful, and committed life even in the midst of the world's negativity.

Rev. Scott M. Lewis, S. J. Associate Professor, New Testament Regis College, Toronto School of Theology




Jesus Did It Anyway Autographed Copy

Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians

by Kent M. Keith
(G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005). Hardcover, 204 pages.
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Jesus Did It Anyway
By Kent M. Keith
Berkley Books, 2006. Paperback, 197 pages.
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For more than forty years, the Paradoxical Commandments have been used by Christians all over the globe. Mother Teresa thought they were important enough to put on the wall of her children's home in Calcutta.

Jesus Did It Anyway illustrates the Paradoxical Commandments through stories and verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the teachings of Jesus and the apostles, and personal anecdotes. The 14-chapter book includes a study guide with questions for each chapter--ideal for discussion groups and Sunday School classes.

"Sheds important light on the crux of Christian theology: the unbearable paradoxes inherent in Christ's teachings."
- Library Journal

"A vivid and accessible approach to linking Bible stories to ethics and everyday choices."
- The Dallas Morning News

"Simple and straightforwardÄ a pleasing introduction to the Paradoxical Commandments [and] the Christian Scriptures."
- Publishers Weekly




Anyway Autographed Copy

Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments

by Kent M. Keith
(G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002). Hardcover, 122 pages.

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This national bestseller is an introduction to the Paradoxical Commandments and what they mean.

"[The Paradoxical Commandments] is simple, eloquent, and profound. It will touch you in surprising ways. Most important, it will help you to live a life that is rich in personal meaning. And that, as Kent explains, is the kind of life most worth living."
Spencer Johnson, M. D.
Author, Who Moved My Cheese?
Co-Author, The One Minute Manager
Autographed Copy- Paperback Edition

Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments
By Kent M. Keith
(Berkley Books, 2004). Paperback, 122 pages.
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Do It Anyway




Do It Anyway Paperback
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Do It Anyway: The Handbook for Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness in a Crazy World

By Kent M. Keith
(Inner Ocean Publishing, 2003). Hardcover, 198 pages.

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This handbook is a companion to Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments. It describes how people have used the Paradoxical Commandments to break away from their daily excuses, or a painful past, or a complicated present, to find meaning anyway. This is a practical "how to" book for those who want to put the Paradoxical Commandments into practice in their own lives. The book includes 40 stories about people who are living the commandments; questions for personal reflection and group discussion; and an interview with the author in which he answers the questions he is asked most often about the commandments.

Autographed CopyãPaperback Edition

Do It Anyway: Finding Personal Meaning and Deep Happiness by Living the Paradoxical Commandments

By Kent M. Keith
(New World Library, 2008). Paperback, 198 pages.

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Do It Anyway Autographed Copy

Large Print Edition - Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments

By Kent M. Keith
(Thorndike Press, 2002). Hardcover, 173 pages.

Price: $29.95

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The full text of Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments presented in large print for easy reading.



Missing the Last Train: A Christmas Tale

Missing the Last Train: A Christmas Tale

By Kent M. Keith
Honolulu, Hawaii: Terrace Press, 2012.
Paperback, 26 pages.

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Missing the Last Train is a short story about a man who has lost his focus on the most meaningful things in life. Working too late on Christmas Eve, he misses the last train home, and is stuck overnight at the train station with his bag of presents for his children. The station attendant invites him into his small office, and shares “The Four Rules” for finding meaning in life. When the man boards the first train the next morning, he knows that “The Four Rules” are the Christmas present he needed most.




Do It Anyway Autographed Copy

The Silent Revolution:
Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

By Kent M. Keith
(Terrace Press, 2003). Paperback, 103 pages.

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This is a new edition of the original 1968 classic, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, for which Kent Keith wrote the Paradoxical Commandments. Keith was 19, a sophomore at Harvard, when he wrote the book as a leadership manual for high school student leaders. In The Silent Revolution, Keith encourages high school student leaders to work together, through the system, to achieve positive, lasting change. He believes that student councils can, and should, make a difference. He explains the need to love people, and do what is meaningful and satisfying, whether you get the credit or not. He uses hypothetical stories to describe practical leadership skills and dilemmas, argues that the "good guys" can win, and urges students to take action now. "Don't vegetate," he says. "Initiate."



Do It Anyway Autographed Copy

The Silent Majority:
The Problem of Apathy and the Student Council

By Kent M. Keith
(Terrace Press, 2004). Paperback, 98 pages.

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This is a new edition of the original classic, The Silent Majority: The Problem of Apathy and the Student Council, that was first shared with high school student leaders at workshops in 1969. Kent M. Keith was 20, a junior at Harvard, when he wrote the book as a companion to his first book, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council. Keith wrote The Silent Majority for high school student leaders who want to give the student council its noblest meaning and purpose: people helping people. Keith argues that no one is completely apathetic–everyone is interested in something. It's up to student leaders to find out what their fellow students are interested in, and then link up with those interests. In the process, student leaders will learn more about themselves, and discover the richness of life that is available to those who become "people people."