What I Learned While Destroying A Church
There are many exceptional books that you could pick up at Barnes and Noble, Borders and Books-A-Million that are about leadership. Some will probably make it into one of my reviews. If you want an uplifting, often comical, book with a personal story and concise leadership lessons, order a copy of What I Learned While Destroying A Church by Gerald Brooks. Pastor Brooks has extensive knowledge on leadership and character building.
A mere eighty one pages, the book is broken down into eight chapters, each of which covers one leadership lesson. While some may think the title makes light of the demise of a church, Pastor Brooks is quite serious about taking ownership of his mistakes. He will take you through the importance of knowing your calling in life and having a vision for it, to the importance of possessing an understanding of and being able to relate to the people around you. You will learn the true meaning of leadership, how personality and temperament affect a person’s ability to make decisions, and the importance of finding mentors whose leadership will keep you grounded and help you grow. Pastor Brooks relies on specific Bible verses and scriptural examples in the lives of biblical leaders to illustrate his points. Above all, by sharing part of his life story, we are able to see a true modern day example of the truth behind Proverbs 24:16. By admitting his mistakes and growing from them, he was able to rise up and successfully grow a church with a weekend attendance in the thousands. His leadership teachings are used by hundreds of pastors and impact thousands of people worldwide.
The book is available from the author’s website at www.growingothers.com.
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