Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Review: Lead Your Family Like Jesus



Meet the Authors:
Tricia: 
Bestselling author of more than 30 novels, nine nonfiction books, and more than three hundred articles for national publications; 2003 "Writer of the Year" at the Mount Hermon Christian Writer's Conference; popular blog writer, speaker, and radio host 
Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com
Ken: 
Leadership expert and author of over 50 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The One-Minute Manager; cofounder of Lead Like Jesus; and coauthor of Lead Like Jesus; Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time 
Learn more about Ken at www.kenblanchard.com

Phil: 

A human resource and industrial relations manager in corporate America for 36 years with Xerox Corporation and U.S. Steel, co- founder of Lead Like Jesus; co-author of five books, including The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

Learn more about Phil at www.leadlikejesus.com


MY REVIEW:
Who is your ultimate role model? If you're a Christ's follower, I hope your answer is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! If you're a parent, your ultimate example for parenting should also be Jesus, the Best and Greatest Servant-Leader of all time. This book shows parents how to lead their families by serving with Christlike attitudes. The book covers 4 leadership domains: heart, head, hands, and habits. Is the way you parent driven by fear (self-protection) or pride (self-promotion)? Neither one is healthy. The authors encourage parents to trust God, not self and focus on God, not self and/or others' opinions. I love and appreciate the Christ-centered principles, Biblical insights, and practical wisdom/advice that these three authors offer. This book will make you think about your life purpose and your family's vision, values, and goals. Throughout the book, you will see comments shared by various parents here and there as well as questions to ponder in Pause & Reflect sections. Want to lead like Jesus? Love like Jesus and learn from this book the nuts and bolts of Jesus' leadership. Lead Your Family Like Jesus makes a wonderful gift for any parents, especially all new parents!

"When parents lead like Jesus, they serve God and others with love as the ultimate goal. As a result, children gain character-building skills and self-worth, and family relationships thrive!" (p.4)

"And that's the key to leading a family like Jesus--not only following His example, but relying on His presence within us. It's our lives connected to His." (p.15)

"True success in servant leadership depends on how clearly the values are defined, ordered, and lived by the leader." (p.62)

"Influencing hearts for generations is the true purpose of our parenting." (p.74)

"If you're seeking to lead your family like Jesus, your vision always should be committed service to the best interests of the other person." (p.115)

Check out Lead Your Family Like Jesus Goodies (free resources) here.
Celebrate the release of Lead Your Family Like Jesus with Tricia by entering her iPad Mini Giveaway and RSVPing for the Lead, Momma Lead LIVE Webcast Event (with MomLife Today's Tracey Eyster) on April 16th.


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  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A Tricia Goyer library 
Enter today by clicking the icon above. But hurry, the giveaway ends on today, April 15th! Winner will be announced at the "Lead, Momma Lead" Live Webcast Event on April 16th. Connect with authors and everyday moms, Tricia Goyer and Tracey Eyster, for an evening of sharing and perspective-changing encouragement for leading your family. Tricia and Tracey will also be taking questions from the audience and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus and join Tricia and Tracey on the evening of April 16th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

~I received a free copy of this book via Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. You can find more reviews of this book here.

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