Will congregational leaders become servant leaders or self-serving ones? Will they influence through control and manipulation or lead like Jesus? These are the kinds of questions that leadership experts Blanchard, Hodges and Hendry address in this revised and expanded edition of the 2006 publication, Lead Like Jesus. At first glance, it might seem like the answers could be trite and theoretical. But these authors have provided far more than simplistic and overly spiritual concepts that fail to translate into real life and ministry. Through examples from Jesus’ life as well as from the authors’ own leadership experiences, this book suggests specific and practical information for anyone who is eager to lead like Jesus. It describes the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline of the book; a book that congregational leaders from across Christian denominations will find character- and habit-shaping. A discussion guide and scripture index make it a ready choice for individual and group study.
Reviewed by Beth Booram