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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry
"I'm tired of helping others enjoy God-I just want to enjoy God for myself."
With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership explores topics such as:
Each chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs. Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourself and for those you lead.
This expanded edition includes the popular "How Is It with Your Soul?" assessment for leaders and a flexible six- or twelve-week guided experience for groups.
|Title: Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry|
By: Ruth Haley Barton
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 15 ounces
Stock No: WW846450
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- responding to the dynamics of calling
- facing the loneliness of leadership
- leading from your authentic self
- cultivating spiritual community
- reenvisioning the promised land
- discerning God's will together
"At times Bartons words were a needed wake-up call and at other times they were a source of refreshment. Im thankful for both." -- Mike Bonem, Leadership Network (books.leadnet.org), August 30, 2008
"This beautiful cross between Ordering Your Private World and Celebration of Discipline isnt a book you merely read; rather, [its] one you process with the Holy Spirit, with passages that call to be re-read and swallowed slowly. Definitely not a glorified self-help project." -- Danette Matty, YouthWorker Journal, September/October 2008
"Ruth Haley Bartons book Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership is a must-read for all those in ministry." -- Larry Magnuson, YouthWorker Journal, January/February 2010
"There are many books that help sharpen our leadership skills, but this one brings challenging insights to strengthen our souls which will transform our leadership." -- Kerry Clarensau, Enrichment Journal, Fall 2009
"Ms. Barton relies heavily on the life of Moses as a window into the different aspects of leadership in which we might learn to seek God and allow God to strengthen us to provide spiritual leadership to others. The book is not just for those already in leadership roles, but also for those who are seeking leadership." -- Marlyne Seymour, The Living Church, January 4, 2009
"The most significant book I read in 2008 . . . is a call to inspect ones inner life and motives for leadership with neither guilt nor obsession, allowing God to tweak and morph it at will." -- Danette Matty, YouthWorker Journal, January/February 2009
"It may seem hard to believe, being a pastor or other religious leader can be very draining on ones faith. Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership answers a real problem that many may not realize exists for their pastors and priests." -- James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review, December 2008
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