We’re excited to announce our first Rev5 Alumni book. The Leadership Paradox: A Challenge to Servant Leadership in a Power-Hungry World by Denny Gunderson.
We’ll begin studying the week of September 23. Joe will be going through the discussion with the benchmarks and we will use the form below to compose some of our thoughts and comments — please add yours!
If you prefer, we will be purchasing a bundle of books and can have them shipped to you. Please contact Jodie by 11:59PM on September 11, if you’d like us to purchase your book. It should be under $10 and payment can be made either by check or PayPal.
Otherwise, pick up the book from Amazon, the library or a friend in the next couple weeks.
What is the key to effective leadership?
- The ability to organize and take charge?
- The ability to preach and teach?
- Entrepreneurial skill?
- A charismatic personality?
According to Jesus, none of the above.
Jesus is unarguably the greatest leader the world has ever seen. His three years of public ministry in an obscure and troublesome corner of the Roman Empire not only irrevocably changed Roman civilization, but every other civilization that has subsequently emerged.
Yet, remarkably, Jesus spoke very little about leadership and even less about how to attain it.
Perhaps that is why many of today’s corporate-driven churches prefer to draw upon the leadership styles of Moses, David, Nehemiah, or Paul. Denny Gunderson challenges us to think again.
This refreshingly candid book draws us to the Master’s side. From this vantage point, we observe Jesus through the eyes of people who experienced him firsthand. And through their eyes we discover surprising insights that will challenge us to rethink our leadership stereotypes.