Your Progress

Courses
Courses Complete: 7
Courses Remaining: 0

Reading
Books Read: 17
Books Remaining: 0

Skype Calls
Skype Calls Completed: 4
Skype Calls Remaining: 0

Christ's Teachings

Courses
Static Jedi

Books (Pick 2)
How To Read The Bible For All It's Worth
Windows Into The Bible, Marc Turnage
The Bible As It Was, James Kugel
Stories With Intent, Klyne Snodgrass

Character Development

Courses
Comparison

Books (Pick 2)
Lying, Sam Harris
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
The Attributes of God, A.W. Tozer
Prince Caspian and the Final Battle, C.S. Lewis

Critical Thinking

Courses
Mental Toughness

Books (Pick 2)
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg
Essentialism, Greg McKeown
Serious Times, James Emery White
The Power of Generosity, Dave Toycen

Career & Calling

Courses
Career and Calling

Books (Pick 2)
Outliers, Malcom Gladwell
Platform, Michael Hyatt
Reframing Organization, Lee Bolman
The Catalyst Leader, Brad Lomenick
Live Your Calling, Kay Brennfleck

CULTURE ENGAGEMENT

Courses
Culture Engagement

Books (Pick 3)
The Mind of God, James Emery White
Unchristian, David Kinnaman
The Language of God, Francis Collins
Exploring Reality, John Polkinghorne
The Bees of Rainbow Falls, Preston Pouteaux
Unaplogetic, Francis Spufford

CREATIVE POWER

Courses
The Six Creative Mountains

Books (Pick 2)
Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon
The Art of Thinking, Amy Whitaker
In A Pit With a Lion, Mark Batterson
Start with Why, Simon Sinek

COMMUNICATION

Courses
C4 Communication

Books (Pick 3)
Secrets of Dynamic Communication, Ken Davis
The Method and Message of Jesus' Teachings, Robert Stein
Made To Stick, Chip and Dan Heath

SKYPE CALLS

4 Calls Required
First Call
Second Call
Third Call
Fourth Call

Earn your axe

The path to an axe is roughly a 2 year process. To earn your axe you will complete 14 axe courses, read 14 books, and Skype with Eric 4 times during the process. You can choose to move through it faster or slower, but our hope is that you find a rhythm that is manageable and intentional. The goal isn't to rush through without absorbing. The goal is personal discovery, development, and deployment of YOUR axe.

At the end of the process, you will receive your own axe in a wood display box and your name engraved into the handle. We could give you a piece of paper saying you completed your path to an axe, but let's be real. . . this is way cooler.

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How To Take A Course

How To Read A Book

Meet with Eric

During your journey to earning your Axe, you will have 4 skype sessions with Eric Samuel Timm. It is important to have your field guides completed, and any questions or comments on the books and courses you have done. For an idea on what is expected, make sure you watch the "How To Take An Axe Course" and "How To Read A Book" videos above. Having these questions and comments ready will make sure you get the most out of your time.