leaderI’ve always liked character studies from characters in the Bible and King Saul was certainly one who had much to write about. When I was offered the opportunity  to review “Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul”, I jumped at the chance.

The book is co-authored by Dr. Ralph Hawkins and Dr. Leslie Parrott. I was not familiar with either  but was interested in what they had to say .

The book is laid out in a study book form with 10 lessons to provide biblical principles to areas of leadership. All of them practical and helpful with examples from Scripture to point the reader to the application of the lesson.

I did like the study guide aspect with questions and group discussion ideas. There are checklists,  diagrams and action points throughout  that help illustrate the lessons being discussed

I will say that at I think this book is better read as a group rather than as an individual study . I think having a group of people to flush out ideas and perspectives on the lessons discussed would have given me a greater depth of understanding to the principles being addressed.

All in all, this would be a good book for a men’s group or leadership group to work through to show why leaders fail and to be given practical application for not only success but recovery from failure.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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