Leadership Revolution: Developing the Vision & Practice of Freedom & Justice

Leadership Revolution: Developing the Vision & Practice of Freedom & Justice

by John M. Perkins, Wayne Gordon


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The next generation hungers for strong, visionary, ethical, and passionate leaders. Where do we start in this day where we lack leadership at all levels? The authors of this breakout book contend that leaders of tomorrow are among us, but they need to be identified, trained, and empowered. John M. Perkins casts the biblical vision that has started a movement. Wayne Gordon has rolled up his sleeves at the grassroots level to spark the transformation of a Chicago neighborhood. Together (and with friends) they founded the Christian Community Development Association. Now they put in this book the stories and lessons of discovery, growth, mistakes, success, and lives changed. They are ready to hand batons of leadership, especially for poor and under-resourced communities, over to the next generation. With this book, they do just that!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801018176
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,047,440
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 - 10 Years

About the Author

John M. Perkins is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and director of the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of many books, including Let Justice Roll Down, named by Christianity Today as one of the top fifty books that have shaped evangelicals.

Wayne Gordon is cofounder of the Christian Community Development Association and lead pastor of Lawndale Community Church in inner-city Chicago where he has ministered for thirty years. He is cofounder of the Lawndale Christian Health Center and teaches at several colleges and seminaries. He and his wife, Anne, have three adult children.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 A Call to Revolution 13

2 Roots of the Revolution 25

3 Jesus as Servant Leader 33

4 Leadership Lessons from Jesus (Part I) 43

5 Leadership Lessons from Jesus (Part II) 57

6 The Critical Role of Modeling 79

7 Spirituality, Character and Self-Care 89

8 The Crucial Role of Mentoring 101

9 Empowering Others to Lead 113

10 Focusing on Children and Youth 129

11 Leadership that Engages the World 141

12 A Programmatic Approach to Developing Leaders 153

13 Developing Leaders from the Pulpit 161

14 Leadership Lessons from Moses 175

15 Miscellaneous Advice 187

16 Parting Words of Hope 203

Author Contact 213

Introduction to Follow Me to Freedom 214

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