Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, best-selling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.
Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. This book is more than a book you will hear; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.
©2015 Peter Scazzero (P)2015 Zondervan
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"A must read for every pastor"
This book is rich with wisdom and practical advice. It is up close and personal in the real life of pastoral ministry so it is extremely relevant. But be warned. This book will challenge you personally and calls for change in the culture, practice and expectations in typical evangelical church leadership. If you are serious about cultivating a personal transforming relationship with Christ that fuels your life and leadership. This book is for you.
"Deep and helpful"
A must read if you are serious about the leader that you are and want to be.
"Good food for thought for any Christian"
Though I'm not a formal leader (pastor, small group leader, business manager etc), I believe leadership presents itself in micro and macro ways (as big as leading a church to as small as guiding a friend), so I found the contents of this book very relevant to my Christian walk. It challenged me to recognize my shadows, reflect on how I prioritize God in my decisions, and more. Scazzero uses a lot of personal experience and case studies to show the spectrum of situations that one may encounter, which I found helpful. There are little "quizzes"/assessments at the end of each chapter to apply the contents to your own life. One thing I would do differently: I would buy the physical book. I'm a visual person and I want to take more time reading this book, soaking it in and exploring my own experiences, so that'll be my next step. But as for the book in itself, it definitely started the conversation between me and my fellowship group, and I recommend it to others too, because in the end we are the leaders of our own lives who make the choices to follow Jesus.
"The Emotional Healthy Leader"
A book that will strengthen you holistically, resource you with wisdom and experience. The personal assesments are challenging and defining.
"Should include "Church" in the title"
This just wasn't what I was looking for. I imagine that people more interested in church work or ministry would appreciate this book's message more since that seems to be the book's main focus.
I recommend any one in a leadership role read this book. I plan to read other books similar to this one written by him.
I would consider the print version better than the audio version because of the interactive nature of this book, such as assessments. Also, I would consider this a deeply reflective book, where one may want to sit with a page or chapter or sentence. Print makes that more interactive.
Emotionally Healthy Church is extremely similar and just as rich, except it is for discipleship and church health, not just leadership/leader health.
I enjoyed how he talked about marriage or singleness being prioritized.
Marriage/singleness being prioritized.
"Emotionally healthy leader moves way beyond theory"
EHS is filled woth great concepts for moving beyond our unique culture to authentic Christian community. But early on Scazzaro's purpose is for us to live the new life and a new community. From living our faith in our marriage or singleness to work environments. Pete has proved EHS is effective as is shown in his church with 70 plus different cultures who represent Christ well.
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