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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

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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.

- Publisher 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

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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.
- Publisher

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

Meet the Author

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.

Table Of Contents

  • 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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A must read
5 stars By Kieran Carr, Dec 05 2016
Ruth Haley Barton is a wonderful author. This is one of my favourite books on spiritual leadership. Based on the life of Moses, she draws out lessons and insights for Christian Ministers.
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Incredibly profound and life-giving
5 stars By Sarah, Jul 26 2016
As with all of Ruth Haley Barton's works, this book goes deep.  Following the life of Moses and the leadership lessons God led him through, I found there were profound insights into the real issues of leadership in every chapter.  Its also very practical, with spiritual exercises at the end of each chapter.  Every Christian leader should read this book at least once a year!!
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  • 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 #58377
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.431kg

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