Mathew Philip has done a fine job of producing a much-needed study of Christian leadership derived from the context of his own ministry experience. It is a healthy balance between Biblical investigation on the subject on one hand and practical everyday concerns and issues on the other. The topics addressed are laid out quite independently from each other and this makes for easy reading. For this reason, lecturers in Bible schools will find it especially useful. Graham Houghton, Ph.D. Cambridge, New Zealand. Recent years saw the publication of scores of books on leadership, both in Christian circles and in the secular world of politics and business. But this book fills in some gaps and will be a valuable addition to them. It is written in a style and format that is very reader-friendly. The ideas are communicated well. This book could serve as a good textbook in classes on leadership in theological institutions. Saphir Athyal, Ph.D. World Vision International, Asia Pacific Region. Rev Mathew Philip is an author, pastor and Bible teacher. He is currently involved in Christian ministry in Philadelphia, PA with his family. He graduated from Kerala University (1986) and went on to obtain B.D. (SABC, 1990). After a time of missionary ministry in North India, received M.Th. (Missiology) from South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS, 1995), Bangalore. He served as the Dean of Students and taught Christian Mission and Leadership at the Gospel For Asia Biblical Seminary, Tiruvalla, Kerala, South India for about 13 years. With 22 years of experience in ministry and leadership, Mathew has also written several articles and the books, The Unique Christ-Dialogue in Missions, Expository Sermons in 1Thessalonians, and An Expository Study of 2Timothy.
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