Incarnate Leadership: 5 Lessons on Leadership from the Life of Jesus, by Bill Robinson, does something only a few other books on this subject do. He blends practical leadership principles with Biblical and Christological truths.
This quote tells you the basic thrust and purpose of the book. “I fear those who lead Christian organizations have drawn more from the texts of Harvard Business Review than from the leadership texts of Christ’s life. I think we’ve done a better job of making Christ the center of our faith than the center of our leadership.” p. 18
The five leadership principles gleaned from the life of Christ, challenge and encourage the reader to take a serious look at the leadership model they are following.
My favorite quote from the book: “Perhaps our desire to be good leaders has elbowed its way in front of our desire to be imitators of Christ.”p. 19.
A must read for all church leaders!