Enjoying the Journey
Leadership has become a buzzword in our culture. Without a doubt there can be an unhealthy, man-centered, humanistic emphasis on leadership. Yet a careful student of history must admit that God leads men to lead others and, at critical times in civilization, He raises up leaders to make a difference in the world.
Dr. Lee Roberson was famous for saying, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Each of us could tell the story of different leaders who made a contribution to our heritage or personally influenced our lives. Here are a handful of leaders who I have enjoyed reading about and learning from…
William Wilberforce – A Hero for Humanity by Kevin Belmonte (Wilberforce was used of God to bring to an end the English slave trade. This account of his life will help you to know more about Wilberforce and how his courage changed history.)
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (Morris is a master historian and this Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller tells the dramatic story of one of America’s greatest presidents. This is more than a presidential history; it is the personal biography of a very unique man.)
Churchill: Walking With Destiny by Andrew Roberts (I have been in the Churchill War Rooms in England and have stood at the boyhood home of this amazing leader. He was instrumental in advancing liberty at a pivotal time in world history. This book captures the essence of his story.)
All Things for Good by J. Steven Wilkins (In the words of Wilkins this book was written to show “the stedfast fidelity of Stonewall Jackson.” In a world where people are demonized because of an area of their life with which we do not agree, I believe there is much to learn from men like Jackson. He was a true believer and died as a Christian. Not long ago I visited the place where Stonewall Jackson died and was reminded of the character of this man. You will enjoy this book.)
When Character Was King by Peggy Noonan (Noonan was a speech writer for President Ronald Reagan and knew him well. This is an amazing book about a man of real principle and it tells the story of one of the greatest leaders in modern history.)
What books would you add to this list?
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