The Greatness Principle: Finding Significance and Joy by Serving Others

Baker, 2012
ISBN: 9780801014666


Deep inside each of us is a longing, a yearning—for greatness. We want to know the world is different because we have lived. We want to make our mark. We want to be remembered for something beyond average, something great. But how do we get there?

In this practical and inspiring book, Nelson Searcy encourages you to take the next step on your journey toward a full, abundant life. As Searcy explains, if you’re not serving, you’re not growing. He provides the tools you need to get connected—to others, to God, and to your greater purpose—through service.

You can be great. You can matter. You can find the purpose and significance you are longing for. Open these pages and find out how.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Offers a guide for finding purpose within God’s plan for our lives so that life can be lived abundantly
  • Provides a clear, practical approach for serving others and growing in God
  • Utilizes simple tools and well defined strategies cultivated by 20 years in ministry


  • Prologue: The Longing Within
  • Discovering True Greatness
  • Recognizing Great Opportunities
  • Seizing Significance
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due
  • The Power of Positive Expectation
  • The Heart of Greatness
  • Making the List

Product Details

About the Authors

Nelson Searcy served as the director of The Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church before starting The Journey Church of the City in New York City in 2002. He and his 2,000-member church appear routinely on lists such as The 50 Most Influential Churches and The 25 Most Innovative Leaders. The Journey is a multi-site church with locations across New York City and Boca Raton, Florida. His newsletter for pastors and church leaders, Church Leader Insights, now reaches more than 80,000 subscribers and continues to grow by hundreds each month.

Jennifer Dykes Henson is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has served as a writer/producer and ministry consultant to organizations across the East Coast. Jennifer also worked with Charles Stanley as the manager of marketing communications for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.


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