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Overview Discover the invaluable qualities of Dynamic Spiritual Leadership: Leading Like Paul and become an inspirational leader yourself! In this thorough and absorbing study of the apostle's life, J. Oswald Sanders highlights Paul's pioneering spirit, powerful communication skills, life of fervent prayer, wholehearted devotion to Jesus, and exalted view of God as shining examples of how one person can make a dramatic impact in ministry.
J. Oswald Sanders probes Scripture to elicit principles and factors that inspired the dynamic spiritual leadership of Paul and the other apostles in the halcyon days of the church. Paul's letters reveal a frail, fallible man--one who fell and rose again--someone who can speak to our need. Because spiritual principles are timeless, we can learn to apply them to our own situations.
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Studio: Discovery House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.98" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1999
Publisher Discovery House Publishers
ISBN 1572930527 ISBN13 9781572930520
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More About J. Oswald Sanders
J. OSWALD SANDERS (1902-1992) was a Christian leader for nearly seventy years and authored more than forty books on the Christian life including The Incomparable Christ, Spiritual Discipleship, Spiritual Leadership, and Spiritual Maturity. He left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. Dr. Sanders later became general director of the China Inland Mission (now the Overseas Missionary Fellowship), and was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia.
J. Oswald Sanders was born in 1902 and died in 1992.
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Some Interesting Insight, But Nothing Revolutionary Mar 29, 2006
This book is both a biography and a book about leadership. Following the life and principles of the apostle Paul, the author draws leadership principles that Paul espoused and modeled. Sweeping a large range of topics, Oswald Sanders highlights the qualities that made Paul the great leader he was. The book argues that Paul had and has major influence on modern Western society, thus making him a very influential person. The book claims that Paul was a great leader because of the legacy that he left behind. Using this as a premise, the book uses Paul as a model for Christian leadership.
Different than many other leadership books, this book emphasizes the importance of leadership based on the Bible. Paul had many different views about leadership that would not be accepted by many leadership experts today such as exalting in one's weakness, focusing on prayer, and having an exalted view of God. Christians cannot separate leadership principles from their Christian faith, so the Christian leader must be humble, must love and must serve those they lead. The book is generally easy to read.
I especially enjoyed the chapters on communication (a very important and powerful tool), the woman's role (after all, the world is over one half female), and the chapter entitled `A Philosophy of Weakness." Paul was a man, who struggled with life just like people today do. Yet he took a different approach to his problems, trials and weaknesses, he actually delighted in his weakness. Why did he do this? Because he believed that through our human weaknesses God can be exalted all the more. The only way people will grasp this concept is through humility. People generally want glory. Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit." The problem with many leaders today, is that they seek glory, they seek power. This is the opposite of the Christian message and the message advocated by the apostle Paul.
On the negative side, I thought the book goes off topic quite a bit, the main point of the book (leadership) is often forgotten. Also, Sander's propensity to quote poetry and hymns is annoying and rarely contributes any kind of meaning to the book.
Good Leadership Devotional Based on the Apostle Paul Feb 7, 2005
This book is not a study or a biography on the Apostle Paul, but a leadership devotional. As such, it offers a variety of practical lessons and insights on the man and his mission. This title is good, but not great. It is however, the best leadership devotional I have read based on Paul's life. If you're a Christian leader who has a very strong interest in the Apostle Paul, then this book probably would be a good buy.