Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reviewing Leadership - A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches: A Book Review

About The Book:

This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today's context. The book is informed by both biblical and leadership studies scholarship and interacts with a number of popular marketplace writings on leadership. It also evaluates exemplary role models of Christian leadership. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.

The Engaging Culture series is designed to help Christians respond with theological discernment to our contemporary culture. Each volume explores particular cultural expressions, seeking to discover God's presence in the world and to involve readers in sympathetic dialogue and active discipleship.


Foreword by Max De Pree
Preface to the Second Edition
1. Leadership: An Emerging Academic Discipline
2. Biblical, Historical, and Denominational Perspectives on Leadership
3. Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Leadership: The Ethical Foundation
4. Faith-Based Approaches to Leadership
5. Practicing Leadership through Faithfulness, Integrity, and Service
6. Leadership Development: Leaving a Legacy
7. Governance: Practicing Faith-Based Leadership
8. Christian Leadership in Action: Some Exemplary Case Studies
Conclusion: The Future of Leadership

You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Authors:

Bernice M. Ledbetter (EdD, Pepperdine University) is practitioner faculty of organizational theory and management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She formerly directed the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary

Robert J. Banks (PhD, University of Cambridge) is visiting professor and associate at the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He previously served as founding professor of the ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary and executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center.

David C. Greenhalgh (EdD, Boston University) is professor of education and leadership and director of the PhD in organizational leadership program at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

My Review:

While I am not in a leadership position in church, I chose to read this book because my husband is. It is a great read for anyone in leadership, whether new or veteran. It covers historical facts about church leadership and how it impacts current leadership styles and concerns. A lot of information but a good, overall read. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Reviewing Leadership at your favorite Christian retailer from Baker Academic, a division of  Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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