For the both of you who got hot under the collar because I interviewed the founder of Leaders Book Summaries last month (you both had an allergic reaction to the word “leaders”), I wish to remind you of three things:
1. I have NEVER been anti-leader or anti-leadership.
2. I have said repeatedly (and ad nausea) that leadership exists. It can be good or bad, helpful or hurtful, but leaders are and leadership is. It’s organic to the DNA of the ekklesia.
3. I’ve also pointed out that EVERY believer is a leader in some sphere. I couldn’t have made that point clearer than in my article The Myth of Christian Leadership. (Don’t judge the article by the title; read it completely first, then judge.)
Now that we’ve put that to rest :-), I sampled the Leaders Book Summaries service recently and here are my candid feelings about it.
1. The service gives readers a nice catalog of books to choose from. Most of them will be of help to anyone in ministry or interested in ministry of any type.
2. I chose Why Men Hate Church to be the one I sampled.
3. The summary for this book is a PDF that’s 15 pages long. It only took several minutes to read, and from it, I got the main points of the book.
4. By my estimation, readers who take advantage of the service can get a summary of around 30 books in a week or less, digesting the main ideas for each volume. I love this idea!
5. The service also give you an option to get the PDF in a single column or more. Nifty.
6. The only criticism I have about this is that I want to see more books added to the service. Here are some I would suggest.
Of my own:
Those three books are geared for those who influence.
So I hope these get added.
Just click here, go to the bottom and choose a subscription, and put in the Promo Code Viola.
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