Endorsements

God designed us with a specific set of talents. As with the parable that Jesus told in Matthew 25, some of us are given one talent, and others five. So how do we make the most of all the gifts God has given to us? In this liberating, powerful first book from up-and-coming pastor and speaker Mike Kai, readers will learn how to identify the talents they have, develop them to God’s full plan and purpose, and avoid the trap of the comparison game, which only brings shame and guilt. “I believe The Pound for Pound Principle has been breathed by the Holy Spirit to empower you as a steward of the gospel of Christ. And as each Christian acts with a spirit of endurance, he or she can anticipate with joy the “well done” of a faithful servant and receive an entrustment of much in the kingdom of God. This determined stewardship has been the fruit of Mike’s own life, and as you read this book, it will—by the holy, empowering grace of God—become the defining characteristic of your story as well.”
— From the foreword by John Bevere,
Author/Speaker, Messenger International

“Pastor Mike Kai has used what is in his hand, to fulfill what is in his heart. His testimony, good humor, and godly perspective will inspire you to run the race, fight the good fight, and stay faithful to the call of God on your life.”
— Brian Houston, Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia

“Mike Kai reveals the mind-blowing truth that our strengths and talents are not merely finite, but multipliable and therefore unlimited in reach and potential. His presentation is fascinating and informative, but there’s more. The Pound for Pound Principle is the kind of book that is such a good read, you forget your world is being changed moment by moment.”
— Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor, Rock Church, San Diego

“Mike’s first-hand testimony of becoming a five-talent guy captures my heart. This book will inspire you to use what God has given you to the fullest. You’ll be blessed and will want to share the principles in this book with family and friends.”
— Wayne Cordeiro, Senior Pastor and Founder, New Hope Christian Fellowship, Hawaii

“Mike Kai has a heart for God and God’s heart for people. Without exception, whether face-to-face, over the phone, or through an email message, my heart grows larger for God and people as I connect with Mike. I have been challenged by his immense vision for a lost world. I have been humbled by his faith in God’s ability to do what seems impossible. I have been inspired by his bold proclamation of the gospel. And I have been encouraged by his hunger for God’s Word. If you too hunger for God’s Word and are interested in growing your heart, increasing your vision, expanding your faith, and proclaiming the gospel with boldness, read this book. God has gifted Mike with spiritual insight and this insight fills these pages. You will be glad you did!”
— Don Cousins, Speaker, Author, and Consultant

Excerpt from The Pound for Pound Principle

There is a shortage of one of the most important and crucial commodities in the world today: vision. One reason we lack vision is that we sometimes succumb to being average and then we are content with average results. My personal opinion is that most of us start out with great hopes and high aspirations to do something of significance. But when our best-laid plans do not materialize as envisioned, we shrink back and dumb down our vision to the size of our circumstances. For example, you may not be where you expected to be in this stage of your life or ministry, so due to discouragement, you might be afraid to dream of what could be. Your marriage may not be what you want it to be, and after years of trying to change one another, the temptation is to give up and settle for less in the marriage—mediocrity. Perhaps even more tragic is that I have seen others who started out desiring to be extraordinary in their pursuits, and for whatever reason, begin to convince themselves that they were called to be average. We will sometimes use tired expressions to comfort ourselves: “Oh, I guess it’s not meant to be,” or “I’m not super gifted so that must not be for me.”

Friend, do not believe for a minute you are called to be average in anything you do. You are a child of the King. The Lord has given you an inheritance. You have been called to be extraordinary! Not just ordinary. The pound for pound principle is all about being the best you can be in your weight-class, becoming the best you can be no matter where you are or what you do.

About the Book

God designed us with a specific set of talents. As with the parable that Jesus told in Matthew 25, some of us are given one talent, and others five. So how do we make the most of all the gifts God has given to us?

In this liberating, powerful first book from up-and-coming pastor and speaker Mike Kai, readers will learn how to identify the talents they have, develop them to God’s full plan and purpose, and avoid the trap of the comparison game, which only brings shame and guilt.

Meet the Author
Mike Kai

Mike Kai began in ministry as a youth pastor at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay, under the leadership of Pastor Ralph Moore. In 2001, he founded Hope Chapel West Oahu, a church that started with 40 members and has now grown to more than 3,000 in weekly attendance. His heart to equip God’s saints sparked the emergence of the Equip and Inspire Conferences, attracting hundreds of people from around the world. His ministry, Send Hope International, trains and mentors church-planters and missionaries who have been sent out to Australia, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Mike is a sought-after speaker throughout the United States and internationally. Mike, his wife Lisa and their three daughters make their home on Oahu.

Product Details

978 1 78078 105 1
Trade Paperback
172 pages
$14.99

978 1 78078 205 8
eBook

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