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Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches

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Baker Academic 2004

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In Reviewing Leadership, Robert Banks and Bernice M. Ledbetter offer an acute theological analysis of the influence and importance of leadership in our culture today. The authors begin by analyzing the current growing interest in leadership and examining its development within the church. Next, they consider the spiritual dimensions of leadership. Finally, they offer examples of exceptional Christian leadership and discuss ways to nurture this type of leadership for the future.

Whether you’re a pastor, student, or layperson, this volume will enhance your understanding of the relationship between theology and culture. All Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. You can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, pastors, and theologians have to say, making Logos eBooks ideal for studying contemporary culture.

Praise for the Print Edition

It’s not easy to lead Christianly, but for those who want to examine the best thinking on what it means to be a servant-leader, Banks and Ledbetter have compiled a broad and helpful survey of the recent literature.

Marshall Shelley, vice president, Christianity Today

This book is a wellspring of knowledge about the intersection of leadership and Christian worldviews. Its ecumenical breadth and analytical depth can guide Christians from many traditions in shaping leadership for both the church and society. This resource should be embraced by all who care deeply about the theory and practice of Christian leadership.

—Shirley J. Roels, director, Lilly Vocation Project, Calvin College

Every wise leader I know learns from the past and applies it to the future. Books on leadership abound, yet anyone who begins a serious study into this subject needs to become familiar with the broad history of leadership development, both its theory and practice. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one book contained some of the most insightful writings and thoughts from past to present? Reviewing Leadership is such a book and should be on every Christian leader’s bookshelf.

Carson Pue, executive director, First Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC

This book is more than a dry bibliography of the literature on leadership. Banks and Ledbetter have crafted a theological and spiritual reflection on leadership for service in the world that is both timely and timeless. This is an indispensable guide for those who teach and nurture leaders.

—R. Paul Stevens, Emeritus David J. Brown Family Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership, Regent College

The best word to summarize this book is ‘comprehensive.’. . . A valuable resource. Properly studied, this book will allow novices in the area of leadership to discuss the topic intelligently and thus would benefit any reader.

Southwestern Journal of Theology

Product Details

  • Title: Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches
  • Authors: Robert Banks and Bernice M. Ledbetter
  • Series: Engaging Culture
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 176

About the Authors

Robert Banks is a professor at Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia. Previously he was the founding professor of the ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center.

Bernice M. Ledbetter is the practitioner faculty in Organizational Theory and Management at Pepperdine University. She is the former director of the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary.