Available for Kindle download now or pre-order on Amazon now, Al Mohler’s forthcoming releases ‘The Conviction to Lead’ promises to deliver a fresh and needed look at what is missing in our churches in terms of leadership. In an age where many churches seem to be appointing leaders who are more like managers than shepherds, has the church somehow gone off track as far as leadership is concerned? Al writes:
“Let me warn you right up front — my goal is to change the way you think about leadership. I do not aim merely to add one more voice to the conversation about leadership, I want fundamentally to change the way leadership is understood and practiced.
For the better part of the last three decades, leadership has been a major cultural preoccupation and a professional obsession. Walk into an airport bookstore and you will find the front tables filled with books promising to make you a better leader. Apparently, people passing through airports have a healthy appetite for books on leadership. Walk into a Christian bookstore, and you will find ample evidence of the same hunger.
If you are like me, you have probably read a small library of books on leadership, attended numerous conferences and seminars, and you likely read leadership newsletters and professional journals when you find the time. . . . . .
So, what is the problem? It is not a lack of interest, a shortage of books and seminars, or the disappearance of all those leadership development programs. The problem is not a lack of attention to what leaders do and how they do it. The problem is a lack of attention to what leaders believe, and why this is central.
This is why I have written The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters. I have been very thankful for the reception of the book, and I am very hopeful that it will help any leader to be more faithful by learning to lead with conviction.”