Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Leadership Promises for Every Day: A Daily Devotional By John C. Maxwell - Book Review
From the publisher: God has entrusted you as a leader.
Whether you are new to leadership in your work, family, community or church, or you’ve been leading for years, you’ll discover fresh wisdom in Leadership Promises for Every Day. Find day-to-day guidance and encouragement to grow to be a godly leader. Written in John C. Maxwell’s hallmark tone of confidence, clarity, and directness, this devotional will inspire you as it covers many topics that you run into every day, including success, stewardship, teamwork, and mentoring.
Daily Scripture, along with John C. Maxwell’s seasoned advice and simple takeaway messages, provides much-trusted guidance and encouragement. God has entrusted you to lead. Make sure you honor him by leading well.
Leadership Promises for Every Day is a daily devotional using excerpts of John C. Maxwell books as the basis for each reading. It is a 365 (no Feb. 29) day devotional, so it would work for a yearlong devotional time.
Each day's reading is relatively short; it takes approximately 5 minutes to read, so it's perfect for someone on the go. The daily devotional consists of a Bible passage highlighting a leadership principle, followed by a passage from a Maxwell book supporting the verse(s). Additionally, each month has a leadership focus that the days then appear to reflect back on.
This is a decent devotional book. The short length lends itself to readers who often find themselves short on time. The content is leadership heavy; if you are familiar with Maxwell's writings then this may seem repetitive. It is a little light on spiritual content, as the focus is leadership, rather than salvation (this isn't a bad thing, I just want to be clear to potential readers).
I would recommend John C. Maxwell's Leadership Promises for Every Day to readers interested in Christian-based leadership. It's daily nature and short selections make it ideal for people to commit to over a year.
I received a review copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.