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  • Character Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity

Character Counts: The Power of Personal Integrity

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What ever happened to good Christian character and conduct?

Character and conduct are inextricably connected. 

Today's headlines highlight society's problems, but then the pundits simplistically push the blame off on big business, big government, or some other faceless entity. Yet—with the exception of natural disasters—most problems are caused by people... people who put money, power, or personal gain ahead of the bedrock values of character and integrity. We are all now collectively paying the price for years of selfish excess brought on by these behaviors.

This book is about integrity, character, and values. The key qualities needed to live a life of integrity will be explained and illustrated through the stories of men and women in the Bible. Conduct reveals character, and we best understand integrity when we see it lived out in a person's life.

About the Author

Charles-H Dyer

DR. CHARLIE DYER served for 33 years on the faculty and in the administration of three different institutions, including 20 years at Dallas Seminary and ten years as Provost of the Moody Bible Institute. In 2010 Charlie became Professor-at-Large of Bible for Moody Bible Institute and host of The Land and the Book radio program, which is heard on more than 350 stations across the United States. For much of his time in ministry Charlie has taken groups to Israel and the other lands of the Bible. Over the past four decades he has traveled to Israel nearly a hundred times, helping several thousand people experience firsthand the life-changing impact that comes from spending time in the land of the Bible.

In addition to his speaking, teaching, and guiding, Charlie has authored or co-authored numerous books, including The Rise of Babylon, What's Next?, The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land, Character Counts, 30 Days in the Land with Jesus, 30 Days in the Land of the Psalms, A Voice in the Wilderness, Strike the Dragon, The ISIS Crisis, and Clash of Kingdoms. He also contributed to The Bible Knowledge Commentary (Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel), Nelson's Old Testament Survey (Isaiah-Malachi), and The Moody Bible Commentary (Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel).

Charlie and his wife Kathy live near Phoenix, Arizona. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.


 "Character. Integrity. Honesty. Trustworthiness.  A quick glance across the landscape of North America confirms the serious erosion of these virtues.  Yet God's Word exhorts us to uphold these standards as a reflection of His righteousness.  I applaud the careful, challenging and thoroughly biblical approach of Charles Dyer in this important work, 'Character Counts'.  Its convicting message represents a needed rallying call for the church today."

J. Paul Nyquist, Ph.D.
Moody Bible Institute

In a world where star power and expediency often trump character, Charlie Dyer's book becomes a significant voice for those of us who know that being a part of the Jesus Nation demands higher and purer standards. Thanks, Charlie... we needed this!

Joe Stowell, President
Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Few people have a better grasp of Biblical history than Dr. Charles Dyer, so it didn't surprise me when so much truth was compacted into such a readable and practical book. Dr. Dyer helps us become the kind of people who please God and love people with real-life integrity. This is an excellent resource to meet our greatest need.

Chip Ingram, President of Living on the Edge and Senior Pastor of Venture Christian Church, Los Gatos, CA

George Washington once said, "Few men have integrity to withstand the highest bidder," a colossal barrier that chokes our effectiveness in human relationships. Charlie Dyer has cut through this obstacle with a path to personal integrity from the Holy Scriptures. Here is a book that should be required reading for every student, from prep students to senior seminarians. None of us ever outgrows his or her need for a review of this essential lifetime subject.
Howard G. Hendricks
Distinguished Professor
Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership
Dallas Theological Seminary

This book is a stone. To be more precise, it's a whetstone. As you interact with the concepts in this book, you will be sharpening the blade of your personal integrity on the whetstone of biblical truth. My integrity edge was sharper when I finished this book; I think yours will be, too.
Steve Farrar
Founder and Chairman, Men's Leadership Ministries

God desires to reproduce the life of Christ in every believer. By examining the lives of biblical characters who exemplified aspects of godliness and by studying the pertinent passages of Scripture, the author, in a clear, concise, convincing, and often in a convicting way, sets forth the qualities which characterize a godly life. A must for those who desire to fulfill God's will for their lives, "even our sanctification" (1 Thessalonians 4:3).
Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost
Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus
Dallas Theological Seminary

Charlie Dyer has artfully mixed reflection and action, Scripture and relevance, theory and reality to produce a combat manual for those who battle with maintaining personal integrity. As he processes contemporary options to moral compromise through the eternal grid of the Bible, we learn that the issues are not that new after all. God's prescriptions stand for us now as they did when they were written.
Dr. Ramesh Richard
President, RREACH International
Professor of Pastoral Ministries and World Missions & Intercultural Studies
Dallas Theological Seminary

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-3909-3
Publish Date: April 2010
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback