Excellence in Leadership: The Pattern of Nehemiah
With wisdom and sharp biblical insight, John White points to the life of Nehemiah, showing us a man of prayer and a man of action; firm leader and servant of his people; realist and visionary, and above all, man of...
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With wisdom and sharp biblical insight, John White points to the life of Nehemiah, showing us a man of prayer and a man of action; firm leader and servant of his people; realist and visionary, and above all, man of God.
^^^"In my early days in the ministry I preached more sermons on Nehemiah than he needed days to build his wall! I was happy to find that John White had discovered many of the gems I had - and thrilled that he had discovered many more!p
^^Super illustrations, spiritual common sense and straight-from-the-shoulder, right-from-the-heart applications cascade through the book.
^^With discussion material at the end of each chapter, this is an excellent book for both individual study and smaller groups.
^^"This book is ... gripping, relating as it does a perceptive analysis of the challenges facing Nehemiah and his response, to the pressures on anyone aspiring to Christian leadership today. John white's conclusions are the fruit not only of his own acute observations but of his personal experience as a leader who has wrestled himself with the issues raised by Nehemiah's experiences."
OK. You're in charge. Everything's under control, the buck stops here. You know exactly what you are doing. Surprisingly, that isn't how most of us feel when we take over as leaders, even years down the line. We are only too aware of our shortcomings and failures, convinced there must be someone better to do the job. When the people look to us, how do we know where to lead them, what words to say? How do we organise and plan, handle opposition, delegate? When the people look to us, who do we look to? With wisdom and sharp biblical insight, John White points to the life of Nehemiah, showing us a man of prayer and a man of action; a firm leader and a servant of his people; a realist and a visionary, and above all, a man of God.
John White was born in Liverpool, England, on March 5, 1924, and grew up in Manchester. After serving as a reconnaissance photographer in the Fleet Air Arms during World War II, he completed medical training at Manchester University. He later participated in a variety of short-term missions efforts (including Bible smuggling!) and captitalized on many opportunities to encourage Christians behind the Iron Curtain during the beginning of the Cold War.
On June 25, 1955, White married Laureate May O'Hara. From 1955 to 1964 he served as a medical missionary with New Tribes Mission. Later he was appointed associate general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students of Latin America.
White emigrated to Canada with his family in 1965 and later completed his residency in psychiatry in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He next filled the post of associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and also served locally as pastor of Church of the Way.
He wrote 25 books as well as numerous articles and study guides. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences and leadership events. During his later life, White moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, helping to plant a Vineyard church there (Surrey Vineyard) and becoming involved in the larger Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
John White died in 2002, but his written ministry lives on, with over 1.5 million of his books in print.
- 1. Meeting The Man; 2. The Leader & Prayer; 3. The Leader & Organisation; 4. The Leader & The Work; 5. The Leader & Opposition; 6. The Leader & Opposition From Within; 7. The Leader & Personal Attacks; 8. The Leader & Renewal; 9. The Leader & Endurance