There is a little-known book out there that can be a big benefit to anyone in any form of Christian leadership or Christian service. It is called Leading with Love. I am currently in the middle of reading it.
This book, written by Alexander Strauch, helps us in our understanding of love and in our applying it to leadership situations or areas where we might have spiritual influence with someone. Strauch has written many books, the most popular and likely the best known is Biblical Eldership.
Strauch takes Paul’s outline and definition of love from 1 Corinthians 13 and uses these as a framework for the book. In essence, he wants to help us define love in leadership contexts and refine how we apply it from our biblical understanding.
The author lays out in simple and an easy-to-understand way reminders about what love is and new ideas for applying what we know about love to leading others.
If you want to live and lead with love, this book would be a good one to pick up. the ideas he presents can be applied to local church ministry, in marriages, work settings, or even in friendships.
In short, I am discovering ideas about applying love to leadership and I am being reminded about how crucial it is for life and leadership today.
This book is solid biblically and is a great recommendation for anyone looking for something to read in the upcoming new year.
If you pick it up and find some nuggets of truth that help you in your leadership, would you mind sharing them here? Maybe you have already red it. Feel free to share your highlights as well. They might encourage or enlighten others.