Best Religious Leadership Books
Here you will get Best Religious Leadership Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation
Author: by Peter Scazzero
Zondervan (March 30, 2021)
The global church is facing a discipleship crisis. Here is how we move forward. Pastors and church leaders want to see lives changed by the gospel. They work tirelessly to care for people, initiate new ministries, preach creatively, and keep up with trends.
Sadly, much of this effort does not result in deeply changed disciples. Traditional discipleship strategies fail because they do not:Slow down people’s lives so they can cultivate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. Challenge the values of Western culture that have compromised the radical call to follow the crucified Jesus.
Integrate sadness, loss, and vulnerability, leaving people defensive and easily triggered. Measure our spiritual maturity by how we are growing in our ability to love others. In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, bestselling author Pete Scazzero lays out how to create an emotionally healthy culture and multiply deeply-changed people in every aspect of church lifeincluding leadership and team development, marriage and single ministry, small groups, preaching, worship, youth and children’s ministry, administration, and outreach.
2. No More Excuses: A 90-Day Devotional for Men
Author: by Tony Evans
No More Excuses: A 90-Day Devotional for Men will challenge you to lay down your excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be a man of character and commitment. Each day, you’ll find a Scripture verse, short devotion, and thought-provoking question to help you find purpose, meaning, and direction in life and become the man God has called you to be.
Features: Scripture verses Brief devotionals Challenging questions Benefits: Inspire yourself daily to be the man God has called you to be. Create the habit of spending time with God every day. Learn from the examples of men in the Bible.
Overcome setbacks and obstacles on the path to spiritual growth. Challenge yourself to be a man of character and commitment. Fight for purpose and meaning in your life. Learn to lead with strength and godliness.
3. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership Workbook: Revised and Updated
Author: by John C Maxwell
Required reading for both developing and experienced leaders, this one-of-a-kind workbook companion to a leadership classic outlines the core leadership principles that will make you more effective, more influential, and more successful-wherever you are in your career. If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time.
In this companion workbook, leadership expert John C. Maxwell shares powerful insights gleaned from his forty-plus years of leadership success. Maxwell helps you: Take your leadership skills to the next levelDiscover life-changing principles of influence, empowerment, intuition, and legacyObserve your own career and evaluate yourself, using an evaluation tool that reveals your leadership strengths and weaknessesLearn from stories and observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, the military, and non-profit organizations so you can transform as a leader Each of the twenty-one lessons contains the following sections: Definition of the Law: Understand the law and how it operates Case Studies: Explore three primary cases-some positive, some negative-that reveal and illustrate the law.
4. ALPHA MALE BIBLE: CHARISMA, PSYCHOLOGY OF ATTRACTION, CHARM. ART OF CONFIDENCE, SELF-HYPNOSIS, MEDITATION. ART OF BODY LANGUAGE, EYE CONTACT, SMALL TALK. HABITS & SELF-DISCIPLINE OF A REAL ALPHA MAN.
Author: by SEAN WAYNE
Unlock the secrets of the Men who have everything going for themSometimes, it seems like the world is made for Alpha Males, while the rest of us have to settle for the scraps. Whether it’s that well-dressed, smooth-talking guy who always gets the ladies, or that quietly confident Man people fall all over themselves to please, there are some guys who just seem to have it all.
Meanwhile, nothing comes quite as easy for you. From feelings of inadequacy to struggling with being overlooked, it may sometimes feel like you’re meant to live your life always being second-best to these Men. Are these Alpha Males just lucky to be born with the qualities that make them so magnetic?
Or do they know something you don’t? Despite what you may think, Alpha Males are not born. They are gradually refined through years of committed self-improvement and focused determination. Alpha Male Bible is the “un-pickup” guide to dating success. If you want to become the suave, assertive, and appealing Man you’ve always wanted to be, you have to be prepared to put in the work.
5. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
Author: by John C. Maxwell
September 16, 2007
This expanded and updated edition of one of the most trusted and referenced leadership books of all time features new insights and revised content that is fundamental for any leader. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better: Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updatedSeventeen new leadership stories are includedTwo new Laws of Leadership are introducedNew evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengthsand weaknessesNew application exercises in every chapter will help you growWhy would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?
A book is a conversation between the author and reader, says Maxwell. It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world.
This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.
6. Consagracion a San Jose: Las Maravillas de Nuestro Padre Espiritual (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Fr Donald Calloway
En medio de la crisis, la confusin y un mundo en guerra con la Iglesia, es hora de volver a casa con nuestro padre espiritual, San Jos. En este programa de consagracin a San Jos, ricamente investigado y presentado con amor, el P.
Donald Calloway, MIC, da vida a las maravillas, el poder y el amor incesante de San Jos, Patrn Universal de la Iglesia y Terror de los Demonios.
7. The Post-Quarantine Church: Six Urgent Challenges and Opportunities That Will Determine the Future of Your Congregation
Author: by Thom S. Rainer
A trustworthy and respected guide for pastors and church leadership in the post-quarantine world, providing hope and vision for the future of your congregation. From thousands of surveys of church leaders and in-person consultations, Thom Rainer and his Church Answers team have gathered the essential wisdom you will need to face the challenges and opportunities that the quarantine crisis creates for the local church, including:New and better ways to lead the gathered churchA wide-open door for growing the digital churchA moment to rethink the facilitiesNew strategies for church growth …And much more!
This book is, in effect, your personal church consultant, helping you plan and prepare for the future. In the midst of heartbreak, tragedy, and struggle due to Covid-19, here’s hope, wisdom, encouragement and vision. This book is valuable for those looking for local church and pastor resources to enhance church leadership, grow your church, and serve digital and online church communities in the post-quarantine world.
8. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Sanders Spiritual Growth Series)
Author: by J. Oswald Sanders
Over 1 million copies soldWhat every church will always needThe need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ. With more than 1 million copies sold, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership.J.
Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God, such as Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others.
Featured topics include:The cost of leadership The responsibility of leadership Tests of leadership The qualities and criteria of leadership The art of reproducing leaders The one indispensable requirement of leadershipSanders holds that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God.
9. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Author: by David Platt
What is Jesus worth to you? It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him.
They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily… But who do you know who lives like that?Do you? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences.
He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple-then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a “successful” suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.
Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment-a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.
10. In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart — The Journal of a Priest at Prayer
Author: by A Benedictine Monk
In 2007, Our Lord and Our Lady began to speak to the heart of a monk in the silence of adoration… He was prompted to write down what he received, and thus was born In Sinu Jesu, whose pages shine with an intense luminosity and heart-warming fervor that speaks directly to the inner and outer needs of our time with a unique power to console and challenge.
The pages of this remarkable record of spiritual communication range across, and plunge into, many fundamental aspects of the spiritual life: loving and being loved by God; the practice of prayer in all its dimensions; the unique power of Eucharistic adoration; trustful surrender to divine providence; the homage of silence; the dignity of liturgical prayer and the sacraments; the mystery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass; priestly identity and apostolic fruitfulness; the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints in our lives; sin, woundedness, mercy, healing, and purification; the longing for heaven and the longed-for renewal of the Catholic Church on earth.
11. The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society
Author: by Henri J. M. Nouwen
A hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry.
Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others.
Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferingsa suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service.
12. The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary
Author: by Mark Sanborn
Meet Fred.In his powerful new book The Fred Factor, motivational speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Because of that, he is constantly going the extra mile handling the mail and sometimes watching over the houses of the people on his route, treating everyone he meets as a friend.
Where others might see delivering mail as monotonous drudgery, Fred sees an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those he serves. We’ve all encountered people like Fred in our lives. In The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn illuminates the simple steps each of us can take to transform our own lives from the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Sanborn, through stories about Fred and others like him, reveals the four basic principles that will help us bring fresh energy and creativity to our life and work: how to make a real difference everyday, how to become more successful by building strong relationships, how to create real value for others without spending a penny, and how to constantly reinvent yourself.
13. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Author: by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Henri Nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus.
For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness of the individual, Father Nouwen offers a counter definition that is witnessed by a “communal and mutual experience.” For Nouwen, leadership cannot function apart from the community. His wisdom is grounded in the foundation that we are a people “called.” This beautiful guide to Christian Leadership is the rich fruit of Henri Nouwen’s own journey as one of the most influential spirtiual leaders of the 20th century.
14. Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)
Author: by Matt Smethurst
Crossway (April 13, 2021)
How Can Deacons Mobilize Service in the Church? Deacons are essential to a church’s healthyet confusion abounds regarding their biblical job description. What’s their God-given role in a local congregation and how do they relate to the church’s overall mission?
In this short book, Matt Smethurst makes the case that deacons are model servants called to meet tangible needs, organize and mobilize acts of service, preserve the unity of the flock, and support the ministry of the elders. Clearing away common misconceptions, Smethurst offers practical guidance for deploying deacons and helping churches to flourish.
15. A Failure of Nerve, Revised Edition: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix
Author: by Edwin H. Friedman
Over a decade after his death, Edwin Friedman’s bestselling A Failure of Nerve continues to offer insights into leadership that are more urgently needed than ever, and this revised, anniversary edition is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy.
Friedman was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, and politicians and teachers. His understandings about our regressed, seatbelt society, oriented toward safety rather than adventure, help explain the sabotage that leaders constantly face today.
Suspicious of the quick fixes and instant solutions that sweep through our culture only to give way to the next fad, he argued for strength and self-differentiation as the marks of true leadership. His formula for success is more maturity, not more data; stamina, not technique; and personal responsibility, not empathy.
16. Lead Like Jesus Revisited: Lessons From the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time
Author: by Ken Blanchard
“The more I read the Bible, the more evident it becomes that everything I have ever taught or written about effective leadership over the past 25 years, Jesus did to perfection. He is simply the greatest leadership role model of all time.” -Ken BlanchardEffective leadershipwhether on the job, in the community, at church or in the homestarts on the inside.
Before you can hope to lead anyone else, you have to know who you are. Every leader must answer two critical questions:Whose are you going to be? Who are you going to be? One deals with your relationship to Christ.
The other with your life purpose. In this newly revised classic, renowned leadership expert Ken Blanchard along guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. It really could be described as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head; and two external domainsthe hands and the habits.
These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book. With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus, and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his own life, Ken Blanchard will once again show us the way effective leaders lead.