A good number of readers will admit that they purchase books sometimes because the title is so irresistible to them. For many church leaders, a book which contains the words “leader” or “leadership” falls into this category. Those who have been called of God to lead others need all the help available.
For me, the book How to Survive and Thrive as a Church Leader was like a magnet. I did not recognize the name of the author, but the title sold me in an instant. Surviving and thriving in leadership is a quest for all who are called to positions of influence and management of people.
It is especially crucial for those to whom the Lord has entrusted positions of leadership. British author Nick Cuthbert offers a transparent look into his life and ministry for the basic essence of the book. He reveals helpful insights for church leaders who struggle with the unique situation of trying to herd God’s cats. Each chapter offers practical guidance, which most likely one has read in other works, but Cuthbert does a tremendous job of making the content fresh. I liked his overt Britishness in language style and perspective. The book is easy to read and is worth the cost in paperback format.