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From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership

From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership


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In this honest book, pastor and author Scott Sauls exposes the real struggles that Christian leaders and pastors regularly face. Sauls shares his own stories and those of other leaders from Scripture and throughout history to remind us that we are human, we are sinners, and we need Jesus to help us thrive as people and leaders.
For Christian leaders—both inside and outside of the church—weaknesses that are left unchecked can lead to a downfall that is both public and painful. They want to lead with character and live like Jesus, but ambition, isolation, criticism, envy, anticlimax, opposition, restlessness, and insecurity can get in the way. From Weakness to Strength provides leaders with tools to draw near to Jesus and stay encouraged and hopeful, even (and especially) when sin and struggle get in the way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781413138
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Series: PastorServe Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Sauls is husband to Patti, dad to Abby and Ellie, and serves as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Scott was previously a lead and preaching pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City after planting two churches in Kansas City and St. Louis. Scott has authored two books and blogs regularly at His work has also been featured in Christianity Today, Relevant magazine, Catalyst Leadership magazine, and other publications. Connect with Scott on Facebook or Twitter and Instagram at @scottsauls.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Foreword: Before You Begin 9

Reflection 13

Introduction 19

Chapter 1 Ambition: The Catastrophe of Success 29

Chapter 2 Isolation: The Soil for Collapse 49

Chapter 3 Criticism; An Invitation to Self-Reflection 69

Chapter 4 Envy: A Thorn in the Soul 91

Chapter 5 Insecurity: Growing Big from Feeling Small 109

Chapter 6 Anticlimax: A Gateway to Hope 129

Chapter 7 Opposition: The Unlikely Pathway to Neighbor Love 149

Chapter 8 Suffering: Leading with a Limp 173

Epilogue 189

More about Scott Sauls 199

Notes 201

PastorServe Book Series 205

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