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J. Oswald Sanders, The Joy of Following Jesus. Chicago: Moody Press, 1990. 156 pages. (aff link) I have always enjoyed reading Oswald Sanders. Formerly a missionary executive, he spent many years teaching leadership principles as well as lessons on the Christian life....
By Richard Blackaby “Thou art the man!” Those four words form one of the most devastating sentences uttered in the Bible. That simple sentence humbled the mightiest king of his generation and devastated a nation. It also marked the highpoint of...

Limits

By Richard Blackaby People learn at an early age that they live in a universe of limits. Children don’t want to go to bed, but they are made to anyway. They don’t want to sleep, but they inevitably do. They...
By Richard Blackaby I am, without a doubt, the most out-of-shape member of my immediate family. I’m not proud of that fact. I used to be a fit athlete. But that was many years and almost two million air miles...
Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck, Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development. Nashville: B and H Publishing Group, 2016. 234 pages. (aff link)   Eric Geiger and Kevin Peck have written an excellent book addressing leadership development in the local church....
by Dr. Richard Blackaby I must confess that I am not a very creative person. I haven’t had all that many original ideas of my own. What I am pretty good at is recognizing and implementing good ideas. Last year...
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy. New York: Harper One, 1961. 120 pages.             A.W. Tozer is one of those writers for whom you must read everything they write. His depth of insight and power of vocabulary make you...
Steven J. Stowell and Stephanie S. Mead, The Art of Strategic Leadership: How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2016. 192 pages. This book follows the parabolic...
Alan Fadling, An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. Downer’s Grove: IVP Press, 2013. 198 pages. As soon as I saw this book title, I knew I had to add it to my “to do” list. As...
         I have spent my adult life studying leadership. It fascinates me. Introduce a good leader into a messy situation and eventually the situation improves dramatically. Put a bad leader into a good situation and before...