The title is ambitious I admit. But, the way we think about leadership and express it in the church and in business needs a change in my view. I wrote this book because I see the possibility of unleashing something radically life changing by altering the way we lead. Why? Uncritically adopted leadership styles often promise efficiency and effectiveness but they just as often fail to address the challenge - congregations and businesses feel compressed, threatened, and lost in the radical shifts occurring all around them. At worst churches and Christian organizations act no different from any other corporation in how they relate to their employees and their members. Jesus changed the formula of leadership - he initiated a hope that is transforming and healing and not oppressive and disillusioning. This book is a blue print for how to lead like Jesus and produce extraordinary results. I am committed to being a part of a changing paradigm of leadership. Its my hope that writing a handbook on how to put a new perspective to work encourage a new conversation and a different way of leading.
Here is what those who reviewed the manuscript had to say about.
"...well written, organized, and amazingly detailed...Ray writes in an intellectual tone that doesn't come off as arrogant or stiff, but rather uplifting and humble." Editorial Team, Xulon Press.
"...challenges my paradigms on being a leader.... I wish I had read earlier on in my leadership experiences." Steve Morgan, Global Leadership Development, CRU
"...elegant and powerful. I don't read Christian books on leadership. They just don't have the content. But your manuscript is new and needed I could not put it down." Mark Simmons, business entrepreneur,Seattle, Washington.
"...a must read for anyone seeking increased effectiveness leading an organization through a holistic approach aligned with Scriptural principles." Jim J. Adams, President, LIFE Pacific College
"...profound, practical and prophetic in its impact. I believe it can shape a culture that can change the world!” Glenn C. Burris, Jr., President, The Foursquare Church
"...will transform how you engage others. Dare to apply Ray’s assertions…they will change your life…from the inside out." Dennis Bachman,Executive Pastor. NewSong Church, San Dimas, California
“This Book will take you to a place you were not expecting to go - the transformation of your own heart.” Casey Cox, Pastor, Living Faith Fellowship, San Dimas, California
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