Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry


By (author) Ruth Haley Barton, Foreword by Leighton Ford

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  • Publisher: IVP Books
  • Format: Hardback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 213mm x 25mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2008
  • ISBN 10: 083083513X
  • ISBN 13: 9780830835133
  • Sales rank: 31,115

Product description

"I'm tired of helping others enjoy God." "I just want to enjoy God for myself." With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership explores topics such as responding to the dynamics of callingfacing the loneliness of leadershipleading from your authentic selfcultivating spiritual community reenvisioning the promised landdiscerning God's will together Each chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs. Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourselfand for those you lead.

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"At times Barton's words were a needed wake-up call and at other times they were a source of refreshment. I'm thankful for both."--Mike Bonem, Leadership Network (, August 30, 2008