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A bind-up of two books that offers the timeless wisdom of Jesus Christ as it can apply to today's leaders. Practical as well as inspirational, the lessons and techniques are perfect for business leaders, community leaders, anyone who need to interact and motivate diverse groups of people.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.83" Height: 1.11" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2001
Publisher RANDOM HOUSE #22
ISBN 0517219220 ISBN13 9780517219225
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More About Bob Briner
Bob Briner (1935-1999) was an Emmy Award-winning television producer and widely respected businessman. He authored eight books including the classic Roaring Lambs. With musician Michael W. Smith, he cohosted the nationally syndicated radio show of the same name. Ray Pritchard is president of Keep Believing Ministries that includes a national preaching ministry, outreach to China, and other goodwill efforts. He and his wife have three sons and live in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Bob Briner lived in the state of Illinois. Bob Briner was born in 1935 and died in 1999.
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EVERYTHING you do, do it to the Glory of God Nov 6, 2006
Having bought this book at my local Clothing Sales on Fairchild Air Force Base, I can tell you that this book, in no way abuses the lessons of Christ.
A follower of Christ is called to glorify God in ALL he/she does. Not just when they are in church or when they are talking about faith issues, but in everything we do. This book takes on a certain aspect of people's lives...leadership. The book doesn't focus on the business world or the CEO of major companies..those aren't the only leaders. Leaders can be in pastors, church group leaders, or even the leader in a group of friends. This book gives a lesson on leadership using the the greatest example of all...Jesus Christ. How one could be offended by this is beyond me.
Points Out Some Interesting Facts Jul 9, 2006
The authors point out some intersting facts in the Bible. In answer to one of the rewiewers who gave this book a one for "abusing" Jesus' teachings, there is nothing in the Bible that says it is abusing anything to pull out truisms and helpisms from Scripture to help yourself in life for a purpose other than getting saved. And although the authors' focus may have only been to help a person becoming a good leader or better, regardless, their use of biblical principles still may encourage pagans (non-christians) to see that the Bible is not valueless or teaches only on certain subjects (salvation, sin, and hell, etc.) and that if it is valuable in that way, then it is not simply a book made my "drunks" or simpleminded persons whose only goal was getting money out of people.
Some things in this book I did not like were the authors' endorsement of Martin Luther and Billy Graham, which could give people the wrong impression that these were good Christian men, and knew what they were talking about when it comes to salvation (the didn't.)
Another error they make is saying that it is necessary to be tempted to become a better leader, (because Jesus was.) That is obviously stupid logic. You don't need to be sinned against (including deliberately tempted to do something wrong) to become a better anything. Imagine a unsaved person actually believing that advice and deciding to use it to improve their son or daughter...
Leadership from the Greatest Leader Of All Time! Apr 12, 2005
This book neatly identifies major themes in leadership theory and illustrates their being practiced and taught by Jesus. While it is somewhat thin, I consider this perhaps the single best leadership book ever written nevertheless. In 200 years this book will enjoy just as much applicability as it does today and it did 2000 years ago. Few other volumes can make such claims. Regardless of whether you are (or hope to be) a military, business, political, ministry, athletic or social leader, this is the first book to read.
After that I know a few hundred you might want to read. For starters you might want to peruse my Leadership Classics list.
Disagree with Pr. Gary Nokleberg from Appleton, WI USA Dec 29, 2001
I have not read the book, so please ignore my rating which I had to fill in because it's a compulsory field. I disagree with Pr. Gary Nokleberg's viewpoint. As a spiritual person, I believe God can meet us anywhere and everywhere (even in the boardroom). If CEOs and senior managers want Jesus to teach them something about leadership and management, I'm sure God is gracious and flexible enough to meet their needs even if these needs appear to be non-religious. Who can tell after having been inspired by Jesus' teachings, these people will not come to a fuller appreciation of Jesus in a later part of their life's journeys?
Abusing Jesus Sep 27, 2001
Post-modern people in the West have gotten used to the trashing of the past's great minds by holding them accountable to twentieth and twenty-first century ideals. What passed as acceptable in the sixteenth century is vilified by superior moralists today. This is as it should be until the whole raft of a past genius' work is suspect or thrown out because he or she is not politically or socially correct by present standards. Thomas Jefferson and his alleged affair with Sally Hemmings, an African-American slave, is a recent case in point.
The reverse is true in Charles C. Manz's book The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus. Manz takes the central figure of Christianity and mines some of his teachings about leadership so that CEOs and business managers might do better on the job. But what Manz does not understand is that Jesus is not about making better business practices. He is a religious figure with a totally different agenda which includes saving a world bent inward on itself so that it might be opened up to a new relationship with God. What Manz does is abuse this purpose of Jesus to satisfy the "self help" needs of some business professionals whose consciences might be bothering them.
It is true that Manz confesses that he is not writing a religious book (page 3), but misusing the writings of Jesus even for a good cause is abuse. It diminishes what Jesus Christ is really about.