Reviewing Leadership

A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches

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Reviewing Leadership offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.

Praise for the First Edition

Christianity Today 2005 Book Award Winner

"While leadership studies, both secular and religious, have become very popular, most Christian works are of an experiential or testimonial nature. . . . [Reviewing Leadership] offers a more substantial consideration of the historical and theological aspects of leadership study. . . . I would recommend it to the academic or student who has already had some introduction to leadership studies, Christian or not. It helps one get a grasp of leadership as a discipline rather than a simple character trait or skill."
--Richard Ramsey, Christian Education Journal

"Carefully survey[s] the myriad assumptions that underlie various approaches to leadership, and how each makes sense theologically. . . . It flows across the vast literature on leadership and by the time you're done reading, you'll have an excellent grasp of the field and where to find answers to more specific questions. . . . For Christian leaders trying to make sense of popular leadership studies, this book provides the broader perspective pastors need, and helps us avoid the all too easy subversion of Jesus for the purposes of businesslike efficiency."
--David Fitch, Leadership Journal

"The best word to summarize this book is 'comprehensive.'. . . Properly studied, this book will allow novices in the area of leadership to discuss the topic intelligently and thus would benefit any reader."
--Thomas White, Southwestern Journal of Theology

"Perfect for the introductory, graduate leadership course that deals with the foundational theories and history of leadership, with a purposeful Christian worldview. . . . This book will serve an ecumenical community well with its breadth and depth of analysis of many traditions that have shaped leadership for both church and society. It is an important resource for the student of leadership."
--Christina Accornero, Missiology

"For the student choosing to master the field of Christian leadership, these chapters are a gold mine of references and further study."
--Richard Leslie Parrott, Ashland Theological Journal


Robert J. Banks, Author

Robert J. Banks (PhD, University of Cambridge) has taught at various universities and theological colleges in Europe, North America, and Asia. He is honorary professor at Alphacrucis College in Sydney, Australia, and adjunct professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia. He previously served as executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Bernice M. Ledbetter, Author

Bernice M. Ledbetter (EdD, Pepperdine University) is practitioner faculty of organizational theory and management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She formerly directed the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary.

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David C. Greenhalgh, Author

David C. Greenhalgh (EdD, Boston University) is professor of education and leadership and director of the PhD in organizational leadership program at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

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