Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Review: The Conviction to Lead (25 Principles for leadership that matter)

 A lot of us have been waiting a long time for Al Mohler to write this book. If you know anything of his tenure as President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the remarkable events that marked his first years there in particular, then you will know why.

Mohler has written a great volume on leadership that distills Biblical truth, experience and the wisdom of others into 25 very readable chapters. The book is a must read for anyone who leads in any capacity.

Last year I had the opportunity to spend several days with a small group of pastors, all of whom were leaders in their respective groups or geographical areas. This was a game-changer for me. Being together, thinking through issues, sharing strategies, and listening to other leaders reinvigorated my own leadership like nothing has. The Conviction to Lead was like a pleasant walk back into those sweet days.

Tim Challies has provided a list of great quotes from the book and his own review here. I would commend those to you if you want more of a taste. But whether you are a pastor, professor, manager, business owner, small group leader or father, I simply urge you to buy the book and read it. Then start the hard, yet thrilling work of serving others with your gifts of leadership.

(This book was provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.)

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