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?

Read each article in this series:


5 Books To Read About Jesus (And One Bonus)

5 Books To Read On Revival

5 Books To Read For Bible Study

5 Books To Read On Prayer + 1 I’m Reading Now

5 Books To Read On The Holy Spirit

5 Books To Read On Preaching

5 Books Every Man Should Read

5 Books To Read On Great Christians

5 Books To Help With Your Personal Devotions

5 Books To Read On Living A Victorious Christian Life

5 Books To Read On Witnessing

5 Books To Read On Finances

5 Books To Read When You Are Having A Hard Time

5 Books To Read For Answers

5 Books To Read On Church Ministry

5 Books To Read To Help Young People

5 Books To Read As Commentaries

5 Books To Read On Music

5 Books To Read About America

5 Books To Read On Marriage & Family (And One I Am Starting To Read)

5 Books To Read On Prophecy

5 Books To Read For Fun

5 Books To Read On Powerful Preachers

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