The Emotional Intelligence of Jesus: Relational Smarts for Religious Leaders

by Roy M. Oswald, Arland Jacobson. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


This resource uses the Bible, brain science, and psychology to depict the uses of emotional intelligence within a ministry setting, offering clergy strategies for becoming more emotionally intelligent.


seven capacities of emotional intelligence, biblical insight, brain science, psychology, examples, 15 emotional intelligence characteristics

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop a relational leadership model based on Jesus' emotional intelligence, using EI to encourage humility, openness, and loyalty.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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