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Book Review: Leadership Prayers by Richard Kriegbaum

It’s odd that I’m posting a book review of this book when I have yet to finish reading it. But this is, I believe, how this book was created to be used. It’s a series of prayers for various situations for leaders, especially leaders in ministry. These prayers may only be two small pages long but they cut to the heart of what the a person may be feeling. The prayers are separated into categories such as Wisdom, Loss, Action, […]

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This book has been in my collection for a few months as part of my mission to read the top 100 books of the 20th century – it truly had nothing to do with the recently released movie, although I’ll certainly see it. The book is a classic because of the intricate web of relationships it portrays as well as the irony that in the end the most popular man in the neighborhood was also the loneliest. The old adage […]

Four Faces of a Leader: The Steward

I LOVED this chapter – it was all about competence and covered a variety of applications, from skill to money. Rhoden defined competence, as applied to Christian leaders, as: the combination of knowledge, skill, and behavior under the empowerment of the Holy Spirit He proceeds to discuss the situation of the master and the servant who he had entrusted wealth to (Matthew 25:14-30). He distributed the gold to them, “each according to his own ability”. Those who had more ability […]

Four Faces of a Leader: The Servant

I really enjoyed reading chapter 7 which is titled, “You Might Be a Servant If…” There are eight powerful statements and all of them are immensely applicable. Of course, I could list them all, but then why would you read the book? The two that stood out to me, at least in this season, are: 7. Your Actions Don’t Require a Rear View Mirror Learning to cope with disappointment and hurt inflicted by those who serve with us is simply […]

Four Faces of a Leader: The Shepherd

This is the first in a four part series on the book, Four Faces of a Leader by Bob Rhoden. Let me begin by saying, don’t skip over the introduction. Many readers have grown accustomed to foregoing this portion of writing, perhaps feeling that is is irrelevant to the book. But as I learned in grad school, the introduction is the most important part because it sets the framework for what you’re about to read. We like to get to […]