Character is critical to Christian leadership, but being nearly perfect is not. Whatever our role or position, we're marked by God's character---yet also marred by sin and brokenness. Blending humor, real-life stories, and biblical truths, Allender reveals that it's through transforming our shortcomings that we find our greatest opportunities to develop true leadership. 96 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
No matter where our leadership roles find us---on the football team or in the corner office; organizing family activities, creating public policy, or teaching from the pulpit---all leaders are marked with character, the result of their being made in the image of God. All also are marred by sin and shortcomings. The most effective leaders, though, are the ones who embrace those realities as they are re-made by God, into the image of Christ. Author and speaker Dan Allender draws on humor, real-life stories and biblical truth to argue that every leader must both have a character and be a character. How can we proclaim resurrection without naming death and darkness? Likewise, how can we be renewed and restored without acknowledging the reality that we are marred? 'It is in our brokenness,' he concludes, 'that we have our greatest opportunity to reveal the heart of God's goodness.' And the greatest opportunity to enhance and strengthen our leadership.
Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. Currently, Dan serves as Professor of Counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, WA. A therapist in private practice he is a frequent speaker and conference leader. He and his wife Rebecca are parents to three adult children. SPANISH BIO: Dan B. Allender recibio su Maestria en Divinidades en la Academia Teologica Westminster y su Doctorado en Consejeria y Sicologia en la Universidad de Michigan. En la actualidad es profesor de consejeria en la Escuela de Graduados de Mars Hill cerca de Seattle, Washington. Es terapista, conferencista y lider de seminarios. Ademas, el doctor Allender es autor de varios libros incluyendo Corazon Herido, Liderando con imperfecciones, Amor Intrepido y Aliado intimos. el y su esposa, Rebecca, son padres de tres hijos.
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