Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gifted To Lead - Book Review

I recently finished and felt very encouraged by this book and wanted to pass it along to other women that might be in a leadership role at her church. It is a practical and inspiring book told from the voice of experience.

For me, Nancy Beach of Willow Creek, does a nice job confirming a call to lead in my church and why being a woman in leadership is unique.

If you lead a bible study, small group, women's ministry or any team at your church this is a must read.

From her book,

No mistake was made in heaven when God gave you the gift of leadership or teaching. Every gift you have—your instincts to lead and your passion to make
a difference— came from the hand of a loving Father who crafted you.

In this practical and inspiring book, Willow Creek Executive vice president and teaching pastor Nancy Beach speaks to women with God-given gifts of leading
and teaching. Sharing from her thirty-year journey in a local church, Nancy offers guidance on such issues as:

• Developing character
• Earning respect
• Finding your voice for leadership and teaching
• Managing work and personal life
• Forming an intentional support network

She also challenges church leaders to wrestle with the issue of women in leadership, and to be advocates for women as they seek to reach their full ministry potential.

Nancy desires that women will fully engage in the
dangerous and thrilling adventure of using their leadership
gifts to advance the kingdom of God. The path
won’t be easy . . . but God will never leave you alone.

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Kellie said...

Looking forward to reading this!

Terra said...

That sounds like a good book. I have a pile to get through but I might add it to my list. thanks for sharing.

EE said...

I love Willow Creek... have been to children conferences there 3 times.
Sounds like an awesome read!

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