This book offers an acute theological analysis of the influence and importance of leadership in our culture today. The authors begin by analyzing the current growing interest in leadership and examining its development within the church. Next, they consider the spiritual dimensions of leadership. Finally, they offer examples of exceptional Christian leadership and discuss ways to nurture this type of leadership for the future.
About the Author
Robert Banks (Ph.D., University of Cambridge), director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia, is the author of many books, including Redeeming the Routines. Bernice M. Ledbetter (Ed.D., Pepperdine University), former director of the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, is adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University and principal of Ledbetter Consulting Group.
Table of Contents
|1.||The Growing Interest in Leadership Today: Definitions, Causes, and Issues||15|
|2.||Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership||35|
|3.||The Emerging Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Leadership||57|
|4.||Popular and More Substantial Faith-based Approaches to Leadership||73|
|5.||Practicing Leadership through Integrity, Faithfulness, and Service||95|
|6.||Christian Leadership in Action: Some Exemplary Case Studies||113|
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are we trying to fit God into our philosophy of leadership.. or is it informed by and rippling out first from Him? I truly appreciated reading this book.. although I thought it a bit narrow-minded to mainly view/discuss leadership as it pertains to the business world. However I feel it is still too culturally informed in its approach to defining Christian leadership.. still too steeped in the environmentally-conditioned philosophy of leadership. wish the authors had dealt more with the all-consuming contemporary rave of 'servant-leadership.'