This book is a bit dry. Driven forward like a Drill Sargent but without the swearing. You know? Purposeful. No wasted words. Perhaps, more suited for men than women to read because of this; however, applicable life material for all!
The major points of instruction are condensed, easy to follow, and to the point. The Bible is opened in a way that makes it revelatory and easy to understand. There are verses from the Old and New Testaments that back-up the author's main ideas and take-away's for those in leadership to become successful within their pursuits. It's about self-government for the sake of setting a good example that's worthy of being followed.
Ultimately, by submitting oneself to God's leadership you're able to lead others forward to Him as well. Living your best life!
Each section of this book shares and applies Scripture via micro-story form and then breaks it down in bullet-point style. This book is far from intimidating but easy to read and accessible. It's a keeper of a book for reference sake as well as to self-check and ensure you are displaying Biblical, godly leadership to those who are following after you and looking to you for answers.
This is a modern day reckoning for leaders everywhere! You see, leadership is far more involved than simplistic. There are many moving parts; but, you're missing the most important part of all if you are neglecting your spiritual life and that of those you employee. To truly succeed you must incorporate your faith and values. Don't shy away from including your faith in all you do. It's imperative you don't!
"The Good Soldier" is filled to the brim with lines of greatness filled with hope. You can lead well! From leading your family to leading in business, you were created for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).
Involve God in your everyday. Not compartmentalizing Him but through immersion. "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:6).
A quick read, a necessary read, flawless in presentation. Every "t" crossed and "i" dotted, no typo's, nothing that distracts! If you're a Christian and in a leadership position, or a leader who has yet to involve faith in your workplace, this book is definitely for you.
Reading books and writing reviews brings with it every emotion under the sun; forever changing, forever changed, and I wouldn't have it any other way. May my words not only help fellow readers but also the authors of the books we read.