Leadership in the Wilderness: Authority and Anarchy in the Book of Numbers

by Erica Brown. Maggid Books, 2013.

Using the book of Numbers, this book explores leadership and its accompanying challenges, offering solutions to contemporary issues through the Hebrew Scriptures.


challenges of contemporary leadership

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Study this resource hand-in-hand with the book of Numbers to shed light on leadership based on the experiences detailed in the Hebrew Scriptures.
  • Reflect on the challenges you encounter and discuss ways you can overcome them by sharing in a small group.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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