Book review: Through Colored Glasses

Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality by Tom Harper provides a leadership fable full of characters each of us have seen in real-life individuals and a story we can relate to.
  David Bowman

Book review: Building the Body

In Building the Body: 12 Characteristics of a Fit Church, Gary L. MacIntosh and Phil Stevenson identify characteristics that distinguish fit churches from the merely healthy.
  Bud Brown

Book review: The Way of the SEAL

Mark Divine’s life experience and life lessons as a Navy SEAL, create an excellent read for any leader longing to be motivated and challenged in their next steps.
  Kim Niles

Book review: Designed to Lead

What? Another book on leadership? Yes, it is, but Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development has a different take on the subject.
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: The Way of the Lamb or The Way of The Dragon

What does it mean to pastor, serve and lead people in a growing consumerist culture?
  Ralph Mayhew

Maybe God is calling you to be a small-church pastor

Karl Vaters begins his new book, Small Church Essentials with three facts that may change your perspective on small-church pastoring.
  Ronald Keener

Book review: A Prophet with Honor (The Billy Graham Story)

There is an emptiness in life without Billy Graham. So long as he lived, there was a feeling that all might still be right with the world.
  Ronald Keener

Book review: Stronger Than the Struggle

In leadership, if we're not aware what is going on around us, then we won't be able to lead effectively.
  Ben Marshall

Book review: Embracing Followership

Allen Hamlin Jr’s book Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture is a fascinating look at the unique nature of followership and its relation to leadership.
  Mark Lenz

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.
  Brian Thorstad

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

Humble. Hungry [passionate, committed, diligent]. And [people] smart. Does this characterize your leadership?
  Allen Hamlin

Book review: Creating Great Choices

Problems are meant to be solved—creatively, collaboratively and successfully.
  Matthew Fretwell

Are you looking at leadership through rose-colored glasses?

Check your perspective and learn from this leadership fable, Through Colored Glasses, by Tom Harper, to become a more effective leader.
  Charles Stone

Book review: The Master Coach

While I am not that far removed from the business world to be unaware of the term, “coaching,” I have not purposefully participated in the process. At least, I didn’t think so until I read the book!
  Jeff Klick

Book review: Through Colored Glasses

A review of Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality—A Biblical Leadership Fable and interview with the author, Tom Harper, about how you can become a better leader.
  Joseph Lalonde

Book review: The Genius of One

Discover more about Jesus' final prayers in Greg Holder's book, The Genius of One: God’s Answer for Our Fractured World.
  Mike Bonem

Book review: #GOSPEL

Refreshing is the word that comes to mind when I consider the content of #GOSPEL: Life, Hope, and Truth for Generation Now by Daniel Rice.
  Ben Marshall

Book review: The Joseph Calling

Looking for purpose? Discover how God leads and guides through Os Hillman's book, The Joseph Calling: 6 Stages to Discover, Navigate, and Fulfill Your Purpose.
  Ronald Keener

Book review: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Don’t think for a second that Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong, by Eric Barker is a dry or pithy textbook regurgitating formulas of success. Far from it!
  Richard Frazer

Book review: Working With Emotional Intelligence

As biblical leaders, we shouldn’t need this book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, but we do.
  Brian Thorstad

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...