What can we learn about leadership from a King's Butler who lived 2,000 years ago? Rising from royal cupbearer to master builder and governor, Nehemiah's life teaches us a remarkably uncommon thing--how to lead as servant. In Becoming Nehemiah, David mcKenna invites you to join this exceptional man of God on a journey of leadership that matches the trials and challenges leaders face today. Through Nehemiah's story, you'll recognize the difficult task of balancing the promises of biblical leadership with the premises of secular leadership and learn how Nehemiah was able to serve with full integrity in both of these settings. Becoming Nehemiah will give you as a pastor, church leader, teacher, business professional, or a leader of any kind compelling insights and practical advice as you begin your own journey to become a servant who leads with significance.
Nehemiah’s life continues to serve as a significant model for leaders in the 21st century, even though he lived and served over 2500 years ago. From his beginnings as a cupbearer to the king to taking charge of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, he teaches us a remarkably uncommon thing--how to lead as a servant.In Becoming Nehemiah, David McKenna invites the reader to join this remarkable man of God on a journey of leadership that matches the trials and challenges leaders face today. Through Nehemiah’s story, one recognizes the difficult task of balancing the promises of biblical leadership with the premises of secular leadership and learns how Nehemiah was able to serve with full integrity in both of these settings. Becoming Nehemiah will give pastors, church leaders, teachers, business professionals, or leaders of any kind compelling insights and practical advice as they begin their own journey to become servants who lead with significance.Becoming Nehemiah offers:Information and insight into the life of NehemiahPractical exercises at the end of each chapter to assist in developing one’s own journey regardless of the level of position he or she holdsScripture references, illustrations, and relevant examples that help to bring Nehemiah’s story into the 21st century
David L. McKenna is a recognized leader in the educational, civic, and religious worlds. As President of Spring Arbor University, Seattle Pacific University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, he brought biblical vision, academic stature, and creative change to those institutions. McKenna is the author of 25 books ranging from Bible commentaries to reflections on contemporary issues. His latest book is entitled Never Blink in a Hailstorm and Other Lessons of Leadership. He and his wife, Janet, live in Kirkland, Washington.
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