Leadership is a divine imperative. In the work of God, true leadership is not by the choice or desire of those concerned. Very often it is against their inclination or desire especially when they have been in God’s “school of discipline”. Indeed, the man who wants to be a leader, who forces himself into that position, who assumes it, and who would not rather be saved from it, will most likely be a menace. It will be clear to all that it is more the man than the Lord. His leadership — such as it is — will be forced, artificial, and lacking in unction. The God-chosen leader is a “cannot” man in two ways. Firstly, like Moses and Jeremiah, he will genuinely feel and confess, “I cannot”. But on the other hand, he will know that he cannot do otherwise, it is a divine compulsion, a fire in his bones, an urge and energy not of himself.
This is not a book about ANY type of leadership...the author makes it very clear it is about SPIRITUAL leadership. He traces several biblical characters and gleans leadership lessons from them. Sometimes there is a bit of a stretch, but for the most part, the lessons ring true. There are many powerful nuggets to be mined from this treasure. And it's free!