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Superintendent's Book Table: Leadership Prayers
  Rating: 3 stars Last Updated: 9/1/09
Minister  >  Superintendents Book Table
If "dynamite comes in small packages," this book may well qualify. Richard Kriegbaum is a "college President from the Left Coast" (does that set up all kinds of defenses?) who hits the bulls-eye when it comes to addressing the heart of a leader...a leader in any ministry circumstance.

Each topic is addressed in 4 simple pages - a definition, a 2-page prayer, and an illustration. This college president shows an incredible heart for God, a sensitive spirit to others, and a willingness to allow God to examine his own heart and motive, before moving on those critical decisions/choices so often required of "leaders."

These capsule thoughts can get you started: "Leaders do not pray to inform God of what is happening. He already knows. And they do not pray to get Him to do what they want. He already wants to do what is best for everyone involved. Leaders pray to maintain the right relationship with God...To keep from blundering into either hubris or despair requires a special sense of vision and balance that comes in a unique way from the Spirit of God through prayer. Ultimately, prayer determines the leader's effectiveness in what matters most - the external matters of the human spirit, including the leader's own spirit."

If you want to take the "dangerous journey" into heart examination, this book will send you there.

It is my favorite "give-away" book among friends and colleagues.

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