Monday, September 08, 2008

Nouwen, H. (1993). In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership...

A book that challenges you before you have finished with the contents page has got to be special! Drawing from his own experience; the desert tempations of Jesus; the restoration of Peter and the necessary disciplines for future Christian leadership - Henri Nouwen does it again in three short sections and a beautiful epilogue.

From Relevance to Prayer
The Temptation: To Be Relevant
The Question: 'Do you Love Me?'
The Discipline: Contemplative Prayer

From Popularity to Ministry
The Temptation: To be Spectacular
The Question: 'Feed My Sheep'
The Discipline: Confession and Forgiveness

From Leading to Being Led
The Temptation:To be Powerful
The Challenge : Somebody Else Will Take You
The Discipline: Theological Reflection

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