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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled - A

by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
Includes 4 hours of FREE video!
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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 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.

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The Invitation: Transforming the Heart through Desire Fulfilled - A - Details

by Tony Stoltzfus
254 pages, softcover
Includes 4 hours of FREE video!
Watch a Sample Video
Read an In-Depth Review
Read a Free Chapter

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

Section I: Change Jesus’ 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
   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.

Reader Feedback

"You've hit another home run.

"This is the book I've been waiting for."

"The videos are awesome! That's such a great addition to the book."

"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 DVD (F)
by Tony Stoltzfus
3 hrs and 42 min of HD video on two discs
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You are invited… to learn an incredible, joyful way of transforming the heart that will revolutionize the way you work with people. Join master coach Tony Stoltzfus on this two-DVD set as he demonstrates live the key techniques for discovering and filling the deep desires that drive behavior.

While Jesus teaches that what we do comes from the inside—from the heart—most of us start the change process on the outside, by trying to discipline our outward behavior. But there is another, better way: the way of desire. In this companion to the book, The Invitation, you’ll watch 18 live, unrehearsed conversations where Tony walks step by step through the techniques for engaging the heart. From drilling down to beliefs and desires to praying a desire, dealing with the Two Guardians or tracking through emotional memories, you’ll learn to help people change with less work, more success—and more fun!

PLEASE NOTE: low resolution versions of these videos are included with The Invitation book. We offer them on DVD for training purposes (or if you'd just rather watch on your TV!)

Price $29.99
Desire Discovery Cards (F)
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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The Questions for Jesus Group Guide (Print) (F)
by Tony Stoltzfus
Complete Presenter's Package with PowerPoints - 46 pages
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Offer the Questions for Jesus Course and take people on an amazing journey of learning to ask Jesus the questions he most wants to answer and hear him speak personally to your deepest desires. Using coaching questions and asking principles, this facilitator's package teaches how to identify your deepest longings, and how meeting Jesus there changes everything.

Based on the book, Questions for Jesus by Tony Stoltzfus, this 8-session Presenter's Package includes everything you need to offer the course:

The Open Source format means you can offer the course royalty free and customize it to suit your needs.
Price $16.99
The Questions for Jesus DVD (F)
by Tony Stoltzfus
The companion to the Questions for Jesus Group Guide
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Offer the Questions for Jesus Course using this DVD and the Group Guide and you'll take people on an amazing journey of learning to ask Jesus intimate questions and hearing him speak personally and immediately to your deepest desires. This DVD includes video demos and teachings for all 8 sessions of the course, in higher resolution format than those posted on the internet. Based on the book, Questions for Jesus by Tony Stoltzfus, this DVD and the Group Guide include what you need as presenter to offer the course. And the Open Source format means you can offer our courses royalty free.

Price $19.99