The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders - eBookDr. Roger ParrottDavid C Cook / 2010 / ePub$9.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Andrea Schultz5 Stars Out Of 5April 6, 2010Andrea SchultzHumility in leaders is invaluable. Dr. Parrott uses Jesus as an example:Jesus was the most humble person to ever walk this earth. He was God in the body of a human, and He could have done anything He wanted to do possessing the power to make anything happen. But He limited Himself to only what His Heavenly Father asked Him to do. And so through His humility, Jesus was able to spend ordinary days with His disciples and reveal the natures of God to them through a deep mentoring relationship. (p. 68)I think my favorite part of the book is Chapter 13 Catching the Wind of God. He begins the chapter this way:I am convinced one of the core problems of evangelical leaders is that too often weve stopped trying to catch the wind of God n our sails because weve become fairly effective at creating our own independent power to get Gods work done... And even though our motors can propel us forward to do many good things in ministry, we will miss catching the wind of God when our motors are revved rather than our sails mended. (p. 237) I used to attend a large church in which the leader seemed to be running a power boat as opposed to catching the wind of God in a sailboat (he went so far as to ride his Harley out on stage for one weekend service). We left the church because of some of the things we saw behind the scenes, and were alarmed by how the church seemed to be man-made instead of relying and waiting on God; we didnt want to sit under that type of leadership. I pray that they are not still on that path. This book is well-suited for leaders like that; they only need to stop and accept that Godly counsel by reading this book.I thank Dr. Parrott for writing such a practical book, which is useful for both university presidents and lay leaders. I personally learned a lot from his insights. This is a book that will be referenced by me over and over again.This book was provided by the B&B Media Group for review purposes.
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