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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Hardback|Jul 2008
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"I'm tired of helping others enjoy God." ^^"I just want to enjoy God for myself." With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls....


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"I'm tired of helping others enjoy God."
^^"I just want to enjoy God for myself." With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership explores topics such as:

^^responding to the dynamics of calling ^facing the loneliness of leadership ^leading from your authentic self ^cultivating spiritual community ^reenvisioning the promised land ^discerning God's will together ^^Each chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs. Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourself and for those you lead.

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A Formatio book."I'm tired of helping others enjoy God.""I just want to enjoy God for myself." With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses,Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadershipexplores topics such asresponding to the dynamics of callingfacing the loneliness of leadershipleading from your authentic selfcultivating spiritual communityreenvisioning the promised landdiscerning God's will togetherEach chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs. Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourselfandfor those you lead.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 276605
  • Product Code 9780830835133
  • ISBN 083083513X
  • EAN 9780830835133
  • Pages 231
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jul 2008
  • Sales Rank 63674
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.431kg

Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton is co-founder and president of The Transforming Center (www.thetransformingcenter.org), a ministry dedicated to caring for the souls of pastors and Christian leaders. A teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches including Willow Creek Community Church and is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, Longing for More, Equal To The Task and Invitation to Solitude and Silence.

  • Foreword By Leighton Ford
  • Introduction
  • 1. When Leaders Lose 'their Souls
  • 2. What Lies Beneath
  • 3. The Place Of Our Own Conversion
  • 4. The Practice Of Paying Attention
  • 5. The Conundrum Of Calling
  • 6. Guiding Others On The Spiritual Journey
  • 7. Living Within Limits
  • 8. Spiritual Rhythms In The Life Of The Leader
  • 9. Leadership As Intercession
  • 10. The Loneliness Of Leadership
  • 11. From Isolation To Leadership Community
  • 12. Finding God's Will Together
  • 13. Re-envisioning The Promised Land
  • Gratitudes
  • Notes

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