Leading Lessons: Insights on Leadership from Women of the Bible
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Release Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Format: Paperback, 128 pages 6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Augsburg Books
Age Level: Leader
Asequel to Porter's first book, Leading Ladies, which explored how the Bible supports women in leadership, this volume delves deeper, providing insights into growing into leadership, leading through adversity, challenging the status quo, and seeing leadership potential in unexpected people.
Nine scripturally based studies examine lessons of leadership from specific women of the Bible. From Eve, we discover how to unlock our leadership potential; from Esther, we learn about leadership formation from within. Each chapter includes a summary page of empowerment principles, as well as a series of questions for personal reflection or group discussion.
"As one of this generation's new and exciting scholars,
Dr. Porter has carefully and thoughtfully researched
one of the most critical subjects of our day—women in
— Dr. Carolyn D. Showell, Harvard University—The Divinity School, Summer Leadership Institute 2000
"Dr. Porter affirms the collaborative nature of female
leadership and encourages readers to let these biblical
images transform their attitudes about leadership."
— Presbyterians Today
"COMPELLING STORIES OF BIBLICAL WOMEN. From Eve to Everywoman, Leading Lessons offers practical life lessons of leadership. In this wonderful companion book to Leading Ladies, Dr. Porter calls women to lead from a place of wholeness, reflecting the divine image within us. Women at every stage of leadership development will find this a rich treasure."
Sister Linda Haydock, SNJM, Executive Director, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
"AN EXCITING FRESHNESS. Leading Lessons cuts through the excuses and calls women to confront a mirror of truth. Discovery and recovery lurk in the paragraphs to bring rue liberty to God's people."
Dr. Cynthia James, Ph.D., D. Min., Executive Director, Church of God Association of N. Calif., N. Nevada & Hawaii; Presider, United Covenant Fellowship
"AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR BOTH NEW AND SEASONED LEADERS. Through Scripture, stories of women worldwide, and her own story, both in the church and in the corporate world, Dr. Porter challenges us to boldly name and claim our gifts and struggles. Her Scripture study is sound, her stories poignant, and her questions stimulating."
The Rev. Dr. Connie Kleingartner, Logos Chair of Evangelism and Church Ministries and Director of Field Education, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
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