Item description for They Smell Like Sheep, Volume 2: Leading with the Heart of a Shepherd by Lynn Anderson...
Overview Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. -- Proverbs 4:23
They Smell like Sheep, Volume 2: Leading with the Heart of a Shepherd is about more than gimmicks and techniques of leadership. It speaks to the character and heart of the leader. After all, heart makes the difference in an effective Sunday-school teacher, youth minister, elder, small-group leader, parent, grandparent, or Christian school teacher.
Spiritual sheep, stray sheep, and searching sheep aren't nearly as concerned about the knowledge and skill of the shepherd as they are about his heart. When finding their way -- at weddings, at funerals, during family crises, and in the hospital -- sheep go to a shepherd in whom they discern God's own heart, like King David of old.
Jesus said sheep would know their shepherd's voice and be drawn to it. It is the heart behind the voice that soothes and comforts God's people.
How do you measure the influence of a godly shepherd? Without doubt, it's the heart of the shepherd that most powerfully shapes lives and souls in our flocks.
If you want your own heart shaped and molded into the likeness of Christ, this book is an excellent place to begin.
Be shepherds of God's flock under your care... as God wants you to be.
Heeding the call to be a leader is an awesome responsibility. Whether you have been called to serve as a minister or you're teaching an adult Bible study group or you're a teen leading the youth group in song, most assuredly from time to time you question your abilities and look for support and example.
Author Lynn Anderson addresses the starting and ending place of true leadership among God's people: the heart of a shepherd. He presents Jesus, the Head Shepherd, as our only reliable model of godly leadership; he guides us through the Scriptures and gives us practical exercises to strengthen our hearts as we do the difficult yet rewarding work of shepherding people of God with love and grace.
Enter the book's pages with the confidence that you are being led by someone who has the heart of a shepherd and who sees himself first as a smelly sheep, dearly loved and led by the Good Shepherd.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory. -- 1 Peter 5:4
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.35" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2007
Publisher Howard Publishing
ISBN 1582296723 ISBN13 9781582296722
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynn Anderson
Anderson, minister in Dallas, Texas, for over thirty-five years, received his doctorate from Abilene Christian University in 1990.
Lynn Anderson currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Lynn Anderson was born in 1936.
Reviews - What do customers think about They Smell Like Sheep, Volume 2: Leading with the Heart of a Shepherd?
Book Review May 27, 2008
I purchased this as a follow up to the first book, "They Smell Like Sheep". This book follows in the same path as the first. Both are well worth the reading.
smells 20% better than first book Feb 13, 2008
The first "smells like sheep" was a great read, but this is better - 20% better...This is a must have for all Christian leaders that desire to do more than go through the motions. The heart of the shepherd becomes fully examined and challenged in this great book. I cannot express the gratitude I have for this excellent, challenging book.