Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books on Christian Leadership and Management. What do you think of his suggestions? What would you add to his list?
Anthony, Michael J. The Effective Church Board: A Handbook for Mentoring and Training Servant Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.
Anderson, Leith. A Church for the 21st Century. Minneapolis: Bethany, 1992.
Barna, George, ed. Leaders On Leadership. The Leading Edge Series. Ventura, CA: Regal, 1997.
Drucker, F. Peter. 1996. The Effective Executive. New York: Harper, 1967.
________. Managing the Non-corporate Organization. New York: Harper, 1990.
________. Managing for the Future: the 1990’s and Beyond. New York: Dutton, 1992.
Finzel, Hans. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. Wheaton: Victor, 1994.
Gangel, Kenneth O. Feeding and Leading. Wheaton: Victor, 1989.
________. Team Leadership in Christian Ministry. Chicago: Moody, 1997.
Hersey, Paul, Kenneth H. Blanchard, and Dewey E. Johnson. Management of Organizational Behavior: Utilizing Human Resources. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.
Hesselbein, Frances, Marshall Goldsmith, and Richard Beckhard, ed. The Leader of the Future. Drucker Foundation Future Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
________., ed. The Organization of the Future. Drucker Foundation Future Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
Hesselbein, Frances, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard Beckhard, and Richard F. Schubert, ed. The Community of the Future. Drucker Foundation Future Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.
Maxwell, John C. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998.
Miller, Michael D. Kingdom Leadership: A Call to Christ-Centered Leadership. Nashville: Convention Press, 1996.
Mims, Gene. Kingdom Principles for Church Growth. Nashville: Convention Press, 1994.
Schultz, Glen. Kingdom Education. Nashville: LifeWay, 1998.
Shelley, Marshall, ed. Leading Your Church Through Conflict and Resolution. Library of Leadership Development. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1997.
________., ed. Renewing Your Church Through Vision and Planning. Library of Leadership Development. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1997.
Tidwell, Charles A. The Educational Ministry of a Church: A Comprehensive Model for Students and Ministers. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1996.
Westing, Harold J. Church Staff Handbook: How to Build an Effective Ministry Team. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1997.
Williams, Dennis E., and Kenneth O. Gangel. Volunteers for Today’s Church: How to Recruit and Retain Workers. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.