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Problems of Christian Leadership
Author: John Stott
Christian leaders face challenges. But God works with us and through us to accomplish his purposes. Available here for the first time in English is John Stott's practical wisdom for younger leaders. Speaking personally from his own experience, Stott addresses issues of discouragement, self-discipline, relationships and youth. Also includes reflections on John Stott's ministry from two of his former study assistants, Mark Labberton and Corey Widmer, plus excerpts of Stott's writing about ministry, leadership and service.
"John Stott was a leader who never stopped learning. His posture of humility before God, before the Scriptures, before friends and even before enemies was one of his most remarkable traits. This set of lectures captures some of this spirit in a plain and compassionate way. For a leader who seeks humble courage, it can be tasted in this word of witness from one who lived it to the glory of the Lord he followed." (Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, author of The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor)
"A wonderful gift and legacy from Uncle John, clearly, succinctly and freshly written. It is one of the most practical and helpful books on leadership for mature and younger leaders. It inspires and challenges. It's a balanced blend of solid and grounded biblical foundation, personal examples and deep pastoral insights, relevant and contextual application. It will enrich every servant leader whose aspiration is to lead like Jesus, with humility, integrity, sacrifice and by example." (Daniel Bourdanné, general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES))
"As I read this short but powerful book by John Stott I was reminded of the impact of the lectures that he presented in Quito, Ecuador, in 1985. They touched my life at a crucial point as we experienced a change of leadership in evangelical student work in Latin America. Since I met him in Cambridge in 1959, Stott had modeled for me a truly biblical style of leadership. I know hundreds of people around the world who have had the same experience. In these chapters you will find biblical exposition, personal examples and fascinating anecdotes that reflect the principles that explain why he kept his successful leadership role in world evangelicalism. He uses a clear and attractive narrative style that makes for easy reading but always takes you to a reflective mood." (Samuel Escobar, past president of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students)
"This is the most encouraging leadership book I have read in a long time! Simple without being simplistic, spiritually and theologically deep without being dense, accessible but not superficial, inspiring but not manipulative--it feels like a breath of fresh air!" (Ruth Haley Barton, founding president, Transforming Center; author, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership)
"John Stott continues to pastor us with compassion, personal experience and biblical depth in this wonderful collection of lectures from 1985. The four problems of leadership are timeless and relevant--challenges we constantly face as spiritual leaders today. Read this book, and you will experience the Shepherd's touch and the wisdom of an inspirational servant leader." (MaryKate Morse, pastor and professor at George Fox Seminary, author of Making Room for Leadership)
Related Product: 9780830844081
Publication Date: 20140106
Subject: REL108030-RELIGION / Christian Church / Leadership,REL012090-RELIGION / Christian Life / Professional Growth,REL012000-RELIGION / Christian Life / General
About The Author:
John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."