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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled

by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
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This seminal book by master coach Tony Stoltzfus will take you beyond coaching behavior to working with the heart--and seeing the dramatic transformation that comes from coaching the deepest levels of the human psyche. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

The Invitation makes coaching the heart practical. Packed with stories, examples, tools, and models, its a book you'll refer to over and over again. $19.99   $16.99 On Sale! You Save

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by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
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Most coach training focuses on working with the rational mind using practical tools like goals, options and actions. The Invitation opens up a whole new realm by showing you how to work with the emotional side of the brain. Most behavior actually originates there, in our deep desires for things like love, belonging, significance or approval. When these desires are unmet, they spawn guardian beliefs and emotional memories we hope will protect our heart from further harm. But these same masks and defenses are what hold us down and keep us from living abundantly.

Jesus' way of heart change doesn't focus on fixing the problem, but on filling the unmet desires that caused it. It does not depend on self-discipline or effort, but on encountering Him, right in the coaching conversation. It's an incredibly beautiful, positive and powerful way to work at transformation.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Section I: Change Jesusí Way
   Chapter 1: Jesus, the Desire-Filler
   Chapter 2: God of the Flatlanders
   Chapter 3: The Hidden Realm of Desire
Section II: Knowing the Heart
   Chapter 4: How the Heart Works
   Chapter 5: Discovering Your Desires
   Chapter 6: True and Twisted Desires
Section III: Transforming the Heart
   Chapter 7: The Desire-Filling Encounter
   Chapter 8: Living from Desire
   Chapter 9: Unmasking the Two Guardians
   Chapter 10: Changing Beliefs
   Chapter 11: Leaning In to the Process
Glossary/Index
   Appendix A: The Coaching Approach
   Appendix B: Additional Resources

About the Author

Tony Stoltzfus is a master coach and trainer, author of 10 books and an expert on the ways of God with the human heart. After experiencing deep suffering and betrayal in his own life, and meeting Jesus in it, he helps leaders become aware of their own hearts and find life in meeting Jesus there. Tony offers training in heart engaging and transformational leadership through The Leadership MetaFormation Institute in Redding, California.

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"I just wanted to take the times to share a moment I had this morning while reading The Invitation. At the end of chapter 1 you have an exercise where you see if any beliefs sound familiar. Since I am a recovering rational 'good Christian' thinker this was a bit challenging as my mind started in with 'eh, I don't think these apply' when #7 kind of hit me. So when you said to take the belief to Jesus I did so almost half-heartedly. As I closed my eyes and asked Jesus what he thought about my belief that I cannot have the relationship like others do with Him, after a moment I heard Him. He told me he wants a relationship with me that cannot compare and surpasses what I see (or think I see) in His relationship with others. It made me tear up and realize that time looking and comparing is wasted time, time I could spend getting to know Him and better understand His love for me. And man, this is just chapter 1!?! Just had to share and say thank you."

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The Invitation Bundle
by Tony Stoltzfus
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254 pages, softcover
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This seminal book by master coach Tony Stoltzfus will take you beyond coaching behavior to working with the heart--and seeing the dramatic transformation that comes from coaching the deepest levels of the human psyche. And it includes access to four hours of FREE video of Tony coaching leaders through the techniques in the book!

This special bundle also includes Questions for Jesus for half price. Want to bring God encounters into your coaching--and your relationship with Jesus? Stop praying about the business ("God,what do you want me to do?") and learn to pray about the relationship ("Jesus, here's what I like about you: ____. What do you like most about me?") with a master of engaging the heart as your guide.

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Questions for Jesus
by Tony Stoltzfus
135 pages, softcover
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Want to bring God encounters into your coaching--and your relationship with Jesus? Stop praying about the business ("God, what do you want me to do?") and learn to pray about the relationship ("Jesus, here's what I like about you: ____. What do you like most about me?") with a master of engaging the heart as your guide.

Questions for Jesus by master coach Tony Stoltzfus takes you on a journey of learning how to pray and coach around your deepest desires. Written in a devotional format, this book takes heart-level conversation with Jesus to a new level.

Questions for Jesus shows how Jesus spoke to the deepest desires of those he met--and how he can do so for you. Built around 52 passages in Matthew where Jesus touches desires, each meditation offers five powerful, heart-level questions that will help you enter into the passage and receive what your heart most longs to hear.

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Desire Discovery Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
54 cards, instruction booklet, case

This fun self-discovery tool helps people identify and describe their feelings and follow those emotions to key memories, beliefs and core desires. It's a great way to stimulate enjoyable, authentic conversation. Housed in a transparent case, the set includes:

  • 16 - Emotion Cards, describing eight positive and eight negative feelings
  • 16 - Desire Cards, each describing a core desire
  • 16 - Twisted Desire Cards, showing how true desires look when distorted
  • 6 - Question Cards, used to help players connect with desires, emotions, memories and beliefs
A 16-page instruction booklet includes 10 games and exercises for use in groups, team-building or one-on-one coaching.
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Desire Photo Cards
by Tony Stoltzfus
32 cards, box, instructions (downloadable)
5.5" x 8.5" cards

Both a coaching aid and a tool to group learning fun, the Desire Photo Cards effectively tap the emotional brain to reveal your deepest longings. Each large-format card (there are 32 in all) includes a carefully-selected color photo of one of the 16 desires on the front, with the twisted desire on the rear in black and white (to make them easy to sort). Using photos instead of words speaks the language of the emotional brain, making it easier to tune into feelings and desires. And it's a great way to stimulate authentic conversation and self-discovery in groups. A free, downloadable instruction booklet provides eleven learning games and coaching exercises that employ the cards.

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