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“Michael Andrews’ fine book knows how to put first things recognizably first. Influence is about witness, not words, and the imitation of Christ is to fully embrace love as the architecture of our hearts. This book helps us take seriously what Jesus took seriously. You will be fortified by this journey.” — Gregory Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries, author of Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir

“In this biblically rooted, highly practical guide, Michael Andrews offers a clear and helpful way for followers of Jesus to develop a lasting, transformative influence grounded in empathy and the way of love.” — Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and author of Love is the Way and The Power of Love

“Christian faith is a way of life—a way of being in the world together that enables all of us to thrive and to flourish. Michael Andrews’ splendid book, The Influential Christian: Learning to Lead from the Heart, is a rich and wise description of the many ways Christians can learn this way of life and participate in it. I commend it heartily! I also encourage readers to gather with one another in their congregations, study groups, homes and work-places to draw upon its wisdom and to practice the kind of life together to which it calls us. It will enrich your lives greatly.” — Craig Dykstra, Emeritus Professor of Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School, past Senior Vice President for Religion at Lilly Endowment, and author of Growing in the Life of Faith