Leading or Following?
A challenging read has been set forth by Author Leonard Sweet. The premise of the text is…
- It’s never been about leading.
At best we are all followers of the way, the truth, and the life – Jesus Christ. For a follower (pastor, teacher, mentor, minister, etc) to state that he/she is a leader of other followers is a mere self-obsession, implied throughout the text. In the text, the reader will see the urgency that Sweet writes with for men & women to stop desiring to be better leaders & simply start being better followers of Christ. When a follower calls himself a leader, he is exalting himself to the status of Christ – for there is only ONE true leader & that is Christ. People are better off being followers, relieving themselves of self-absorbed pressure & temptation.
As you can see, authors on leadership may have qualms w/ Sweet’s interpretation of leadership. To come to your own conclusion, read the text for yourself & see if you qualify better as a follower, rather than a leader.
Also, at the conclusion of sections/chapters are “interactives” which help the reader discern & apply the text.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.