Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Christian Leadership books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. (2016)
- Called to Lead: 26 Leadership Lessons from the Life of the Apostle Paul (2010)
- Organizational Leadership: Foundations and Practices for Christians (2014)
- Learning to Lead Like Jesus: 11 Principles to Help You Serve, Inspire, and Equip Others (2018)
- In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (1992)
- Leadership in Christian Perspective (2019)
- Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge (2006)
- Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership (2003)
- Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Sanders Spiritual Growth Series) (2017)
- Christian Education Leadership: Making Disciples in the 21st Century Church (2012)
- Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership (2015)
- New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Manual with Guest Leader & CD-ROM: Revised Edition (2007)
H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. (2016)
From spending more than two decades alongside thought leaders such as Jim Collins and Malcolm Gladwell, as well as countless Fortune 500 CEOs and start-up entrepreneurs, leadership consultant Brad Lomenick has created a practical road map for helping anyone implement and live out the twenty transformational habits that he discovered to be common among the world’s most innovative leaders.
Called to Lead: 26 Leadership Lessons from the Life of the Apostle Paul (2010)
What makes a true leader?Is leadership a title? Authority? Charisma? Whatever getsthe best results?
Organizational Leadership: Foundations and Practices for Christians (2014)
Kingdom leadership does not begin and end at the church door. Christians are called to conduct leadership in government, commerce, schools, neighborhoods, families, para-church ministries and a myriad other contexts. God has given us many gifts, and our responsibility is to be stewards of those gifts, and use them to do the King?s work.
Learning to Lead Like Jesus: 11 Principles to Help You Serve, Inspire, and Equip Others (2018)
It’s incredible when someone uses their gifts to make you feel valued and inspire you to greatness. What does it take to develop that kind of heart and influence? How can you become a leader like Jesus?Join Boyd Bailey as he shows you how to mirror Jesus’s heart and make a positive difference in those around you. Explore 11 common traits that mark successful leaders, and learn the keys to growth in wisdom and humility.
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (1992)
Henri Nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus.
Leadership in Christian Perspective (2019)
This book brings the best of leadership theory and research together with biblical reflection and examples of leadership in action to offer a practical guide to Christian leaders.Combining expertise in leadership studies and biblical studies, Justin Irving and Mark Strauss explore how leadership models have moved from autocratic and paternalistic leader-centered models toward an increased focus on followers.
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge (2006)
Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge is a faith-based companion to the best-selling leadership book of all time–The Leadership Challenge. Grounded in Jim and Barry’s time-tested research, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge describes their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership ® –Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and…
Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership (2003)
What makes a leader a Christian leader? Too many churches and parachurch groups operate under secular leadership principles and strategies without considering what Scripture teaches. In this accessible and comprehensive book, leadership expert Aubrey Malphurs articulates a working definition of Christian leadership based on the Bible and his own extensive research.
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence For Every Believer (Sanders Spiritual Growth Series) (2017)
The need for talented, vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ.With more than 1 million copies sold, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership. J.
Christian Education Leadership: Making Disciples in the 21st Century Church (2012)
Book Description: The collective work of twenty Christian leaders known for their expertise in Christian education, this book is an up-to-date, comprehensive resource on Christian education, with the emphasis on making disciples as Jesus instructed. This volume addresses spiritual formation for all age groups and gives guidance on how to develop an effective church discipleship ministry.
Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership (2015)
It’s increasingly clear that leadership should be shared―for the good of any organization and for the good of the leader. Many churches have begun to share key leadership duties, but don’t know how to take their leadership team to the point where it thrives. Others seriously need a new approach to leadership: pastors are tired, congregations are stuck, and meanwhile the work never lets up. But what does it actually mean to do leadership well as a team?
New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Manual with Guest Leader & CD-ROM: Revised Edition (2007)
New Consecration Sunday approaches financing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?” Order the program book (ISBN 978-0-687-64437-7) and gather a team. Purchase copies of the Team Member Manual (ISBN 978-0-687-64447-6), one for each member of your team.
Best Christian Leadership Books to Read
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Biblical Organizational Spirituality: New Testament Foundations for Leaders and Organizations
Author(s): Joshua D. Henson
ID: 3370621, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
GLUE: A Leadership Development Strategy to Bond and Unite
Author(s): Amy P. Kelly
ID: 3415166, Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing, Inc., Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Transparent and Authentic Leadership: From Biblical Principles to Contemporary Practices
Author(s): Bruce E. Winston
ID: 3111952, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.