Thursday, March 29, 2012

Leading at The Edge, by Dennis N.T. Perkins

From it's cover, you would think that this book would be about leading a group of seamen through the rough seas, aboard a sailing ship.  If this is what you are looking for, than you do not want to read this book.  On the other hand, you are looking for guidance in leading and especially looking for guidance for leading in troubled times, than "Leading at The Edge:, is the exact book you need.  
  "Leading at The Edge", is a book, that will teach you how to become the leader needed in troubled times, but you don't want to have to read this book when trouble is at your door step.  Now is the time to read and learn from this selection.  
  Perkins gives us two examples of leadership.  That is which there is a weak leader and therefore the system fails, and then there is the expedition lead by Shackleton, the commander or expedition leader aboard the Endurance, which attempted to explore and go beyond the Antarctic.  Shackleton's ability to lead comes from his ability to read people and situations.  That is what you will learn by reading this book.  
  One aspect from the book that struck me, was how you need to keep those possible trouble makers close to you, when leading.  By doing so, you can prevent subversion amongst the troops so to speak, and you will have a been chance of a brighter outcome.  "Leading at The Edge" is for leaders going into troubled waters.  What situations might you think you would need this type of advice.  Perkins spells it out for the reader in easy to understand format.  
  I'd like to thank Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this digital selection.  It certainly opened my eyes and hopefully has helped to prepare me for the time when I may need to Lead at The Edge.  I'd also like to thank Dennis N.T. Perkins for providing such a great learning tool.  No one knows all about leading from birth,  so it's wonderful to be able to look to "Leading at The Edge", for the guidance and direction we all need from time to time.

"The Ministry of Christ 1000 Days", by Jonathan Falwell

Many people, even Christians believe that when Jesus Christ was born, that His Ministry began. As Falwell, explains in his literary piece, "The Ministry of Christ 1000 Days", it wasn't until He, Jesus was grown and only three years to His death, did He in fact begin His ministry. Christ chose his disciples, and traveled through spreading the Word, Healing the sick and completing a vast array of miracles in what was only a short period of time, before He died for our sins on the Cross at Calvary. Thank You Jesus, for taking away our sins. As the reader opens this book and begins to read, Falwell, takes the time to explain to the reader just what they are about to enter into. Through the use of Scripture and practical experience, you are guided through the Ministry of Christ one step at a time. "The Ministry of Christ 1000 Days", is certainly an eye opening experience that no one should miss. There are also questions at the end of each chapter where the reader can reflect on what has just been presented to them, or they can take it a step further and use these same questions to conduct a study group where more people can be reached. At the end of this book, you will find an in depth study guide for further and future study. I'd like to thank Thomas Nelson/BookSneeze for the opportunity of reading and reviewing the selection. It is sure to become an integral part of any Christian Library. I'd also like to thank Jonathan Falwell, for taking the time to research, study and present this piece of literature. I know that it has given me something to think about, and I'm sure that anyone who picks this book up will not be able to put it down until that have turned the last page.