Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders – Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs, Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2018 239 pp. $16.99 Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs is designed with a specific purpose in mind – “to come up with a process or pathway that challenges Christian leaders to become more aware of, understand, and manage their emotions and those ofContinue reading “Developing Emotionally Mature Leaders – Aubrey Malphurs”

Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)

Michael Reeves, Spurgeon on the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2018, 181 pp. 192 $14.95 Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Michael Reeves is the latest installment in the Crossway Series, Theologians on the Christian Life. This excellent book covers some basic biographical information on the Prince of Preachers. He is rightly described as a manContinue reading “Spurgeon on the Christian Life – Michael Reeves (2018)”

When Your Church Feels Stuck – Chris Sonksen (2017)

Chris Sonksen, When Your Church Feels Stuck: 7 Unavoidable Questions Every Leader Must Answer Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017, 181 pp. $10.80 Many churches in America are sitting on the plateau – so Chris Sonksen’s book, When Your Church Feels Stuck is relevant and fills an important need. The author sets forth an important principleContinue reading “When Your Church Feels Stuck – Chris Sonksen (2017)”

When Fish Fly: Lessons For Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace (2004)

John Yokoyama and Joseph Michelli. When Fish Fly: Lessons For Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace. New York: Hyperion Books, 2004. 158 pp. $14.63 Whenever I have the chance to take a guest to Seattle, one of the first places on the list is Pike Place Market. Anyone that knows anything about Pike Place knowsContinue reading “When Fish Fly: Lessons For Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace (2004)”

Embracing Followership

Allen Hamlin Jr, Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture. Bellingham: Kirkdale Press, 2016, 237 pp. $14.99 True leaders will always have followers. At the heart of leadership is the assumption that a certain group of people is committed to following a given leader. Most books that address leadership focus on role ofContinue reading “Embracing Followership”


Former Navy SEAL, Rob Roy was inspired by Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War.  The result is a book of his own: The Navy Seal Art of War.  The book is filled with over fifty chapters of leadership inspiration. Rob Roy shares a wealth of leadership tips from his years in the military in The Navy Seal Art ofContinue reading “THE NAVY SEAL ART OF WAR – Rob Roy (2015)”

TAKE COMMAND – Jake Wood (2014)

“The key to relentless execution, quite simply, is the consistent and conscious choice of success over failure.  It is living your personal life and leading your professional life in a way that acknowledges that when the stakes are high, the only thing that moves the needle from failure to success is the right attitude.”  JakeContinue reading “TAKE COMMAND – Jake Wood (2014)”

HOW STARBUCKS SAVED MY LIFE – Michael Gates Gill (2007)

I have over one hundred and fifty books on my “to read list.”  Most of them are big books; important books.  Most of these books are theological in nature.  They address the big questions in life.  They stimulate my thinking.  They warm  my  heart.  These books lead me closer to the Savior. So why wouldContinue reading “HOW STARBUCKS SAVED MY LIFE – Michael Gates Gill (2007)”


Several years ago, I set out to read about as many of the United States presidents as possible.  Reading about the great leaders in America’s history; leaders like George Washington, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan is an unforgettable experience that tends to leave a mark on each reader. During this political season filledContinue reading “THE WAY FORWARD: RENEWING THE AMERICAN IDEA – Paul Ryan (2014)”

REAGAN ON LEADERSHIP – James M. Strock (1998)

He is man who inspired the United States of America after four years of economic disaster in the Carter administration.  He is the man who called out a Communist leader as he stood before the  Brandenburg Gate in Germany.  He is the man who is largely responsible for the demise of the former Soviet Union.Continue reading “REAGAN ON LEADERSHIP – James M. Strock (1998)”