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Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer (audio)
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Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer (audio)


Hovel Audio 2005

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


With more than 500,000 in print, Spiritual Leadership has proven itself a timeless classic in teaching the principles of leadership. J. Oswald Sanders presents and illustrates those principles through biographies of eminent men of God—men such as Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, and Charles Spurgeon.

Christianity needs a powerful voice in today’s world. Such a voice can come only from strong leaders guided by God and devoted to Christ. Spiritual Leadership will encourage you to place your talents and powers at his disposal so you can become a leader used for his glory.

This edition of Spiritual Leadership has been completely revised. The language is updated with a modern flavor and a study guide has been added, designed as a tool to help you grow and successfully apply the principles in this classic book.

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Key Features

  • Emphasizes character, passion, and godliness rather than leadership methods
  • Grounds itself in Scripture by highlighting phenomenal biblical examples of leadership which should be emulated
  • Focuses on what Scripture says about leadership, rather than applying worldly principles to the church

Contents of Print Edition

  • An Honorable Ambition
  • The Search for Leaders
  • The Master’s Master Principle
  • Natural and Spiritual Leadership
  • Can You Become a Leader?
  • Insights on Leadership from Paul
  • Insights on Leadership from Peter
  • Essential Qualities of Leadership
  • More Essential Qualities of Leadership
  • Above All Else
  • Prayer and Leadership
  • The Leader and Time
  • The Leader and Reading
  • Improving Leadership
  • The Cost of Leadership
  • The Responsibilities of Leadership
  • Tests of Leadership
  • The Art of Delegation
  • Replacing Leaders
  • Reproducing Leaders
  • Perils of Leadership
  • The Leader Nehemiah

Praise for the Print Edition

J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership came to my hand shortly after it was published and was a great help to me as a young minister. I recommend it highly, not only to pastors and Christian workers, but to all Christians who want to know something about God’s leadership in their own lives.

Warren W. Wiersbe, author, Conference Speake

As a young pastor, J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership was the first book I read that awakened me to the subject of leadership. It started me on a 30-plus year journey of teaching leadership to pastors and laypeople. No other book has influenced my life the way this one has.

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker and founder, the INJOY Group

Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders is a classic among the classics. I read it as a young Christian, later as a leader, and needed what’s been taught in this book. I highly recommend it!

Chip Ingram, president, Walk Thru the Bible

Product Details

  • Title: Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer
  • Author: J. Oswald Sanders
  • Narrator: Grover Gardner
  • Edition: Revised, Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Print Publisher: Moody
  • Runtime: 4.8 hours
  • Product Type: Audiobook
  • Christian Group: Evangelicals
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Leadership

About J. Oswald Sanders

J. Oswald Sanders (1917–1992) was a Christian leader for nearly 70 years and authored more than 40 books on the Christian life including The Incomparable Christ, Spiritual Discipleship, Spiritual Leadership, and Spiritual Maturity. He left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. Dr. Sanders later became general director of the China Inland Mission (now the Overseas Missionary Fellowship), and was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia.

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