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That Flame in your Heart? Turn it into a Blowtorch! Paperback – July 28, 2014
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About the Author
David Leis is an award-winning consultant, author, speaker, trainer, executive coach, and college instructor. For over thirty years he has spoken and trained thousands of people in a wide variety of settings, from churches to colleges to the Fortune 500 businesses to small companies to nonprofits around the globe.
His company, Avantt Consulting, founded in 1991, has won a number of awards, including the New York State Small Business Development Centers' Growth Company of the Year.
David's business publications include manuals for new product development, performance reviews, government proposal development, several training programs in teamwork & personal communications and diversity.
As both a full-time and adjunct professor, he has taught thousands of students in a half dozen different colleges from New York City to upstate New York.
His passion is helping people and organizations grow beyond their wildest expectations. As a highly rated full-time and adjunct professor, he helped thousands of students achieve far more in college than they ever thought possible, helping them land jobs they never considered feasible. David has done executive coaching for college students, small business owners, middle market companies, and executives of Fortune and Global 500 companies (including divisions of Corning, Japanese & US executives of Toshiba, GE, and RCA). He has appeared on TV, in newspapers, and in trade journals.
David is a graduate of West Point and the University of Southern California, and has done coursework on an MBA at Syracuse University and on a PhD at Rutgers. Previously, David was airborne, ranger, and a company commander in the US Army.
David has served on the boards of nonprofits and companies, including a board with former Governor (and DHS Secretary) Tom Ridge, General Wesley Clark, former NATO commander and US presidential candidate. David also served on former Congressman and Corning CEO Amory Houghton's Service Academy Selection Committee.
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Author David Leis experienced some of the worse that can happen to a married American dad including divorce, job loss, getting on the wrong side of the IRS, and bankruptcy. His daughter gave him two volumes of the series published in Ireland by a lay Catholic known only as Anne. David’s life was changed forever when he read the conversations in Anne’s book purported to be between her and Christ Jesus.
The subtitle of “Blowtorch” is “30 Days to Reignite Your Spiritual Life”. The thirty days comes from the thirty chapters into which David organized journals entries made while he read Anne’s books. He ends each chapter with a point to ponder, some questions to journal about (David also has an accompanying prayer journal available through Amazon), and an opportunity to make a resolution to become a better Christian.
I had the opportunity to meet David at a conference where he gave me a copy of his book. He is just as excited and energized about life and serving our Lord as the person the reader meets in the introduction of “Blowtorch”. It seems to me that fact alone speaks volumes to the healing he found from Christ through reading Anne’s books.
Perhaps if you are at a point where you feel like things cannot get any worse, “Blowtorch” might be for you. Reading the personal reflections of who had been to hell and back might inspire you to lay all of your troubles at the feet of Christ as well. David promises if you prayerfully read his book and complete the steps that he suggests, the same thing is possible for you.