Monday, July 1, 2013

I've Got Your Back by James Galvin

James Galvin decided to teach us about leadership by way of a story.

He chose this option after his first draft wasn't working out for him. This book is terrific - eleven chapters about four 20-somethings who try Biblical leadership and fail! Sound intriguing?

Galvin uses his skills in strategy and consulting to weave an engaging story about what it means to lead but also to follow.

Each character hates their bosses and try to apply the lessons learned from their mentor.

This kind of book would be a good gift. It's not too in-your-face with it's storytelling but it's also very easy to comprehend and enjoy. Andy Stanley tried something similar with his book on ministry leadership.

This is the kind of book postmoderns crave: it takes principles from Scripture and forms a great story around them so it doesn't feel like you're being spoon-fed.

Near the end is the "so what" parts. First is Galvin's theology behind his approach to leadership (he would say it's Jesus' approach as well) and second is a discussion guide for when you read this with your group.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by TenthPower Publishing.

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