“The Most Excellent Way to Lead” by Perry Noble

The Most Excellent Way to Lead: Discover the Heart of Great LeadershipThe Most Excellent Way to Lead: Discover the Heart of Great Leadership by Perry Noble
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What is a leader? According to the author, the Bible has the answers for that: patient, kind, does not envy, does not boast, not proud, does not dishonor others, not self-seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres, and never fails. Within these chapters is the realization that Scripture gives a clear definition of what a leader ought to look like. Sure, there are other things, such as not being sexually promiscuous, which is quite necessary to mention in our day and age of moral failures, but not dishonoring others should sufficiently cover that as well. Perry Noble is a pastor and a reader of the Bible, which should go together but sometimes don’t. Noble’s lessons in the book are not new material (obviously if found in the Bible), but follow a recent trend that highlights listening and servant leadership. This book is intended for those needing leadership lessons with a spiritual aspect included, not just a secular view.

Noble writes in an engaging manner that keeps the reader going. His stories and personal history help keep the text flowing and the story moving. Noble uses humor to teach lessons throughout each chapter and readers will find themselves easily entertained as they learn more about leadership and how to apply it to their own lives. For me, this book is just another in a stack of leadership books to read, but for many others, this book may very well be the book that makes the difference for them. Every author is different, and each voice resonates at a different frequency for readers. So if you are looking for a biblical book on leadership and have struck out thus far, perhaps this work is the title you seek…

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