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The Emotionally Healthy Leader

How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World
Narrated by: Peter Scazzero
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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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 read; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.

©2015 Peter Scazzero (P)2015 Zondervan

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  • JLC4040
  • 16-09-2015

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.

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  • Brian Richards
  • 03-05-2018

The book was good but could have been much better

The book does a good job explaining how a church leader can become more emotionally healthy, which I appreciate as a church leader. I like how it's divided up into two sections: the inner life and the outer life. I got a lot out of the information.

However, the book could have been much better for three reasons:

First, the author has no formal education in emotional health. Spending money on this book I expected to here from a professional. That was disappointing.

Second, the book is solely geared toward church leaders. As a church leader myself, I didn't mind that, but it makes the title of the book deceiving. If the book is for leaders becoming emotionally healthy, then it should cover all types of leaders in all types of organizations.

Third, the author has some clear biases that were painfully obvious. For example, he would create certain scenarios to prove his points, but in these scenarios he would always talk negatively of youth ministers or worship leaders. Or another example is the fact that the author clearly has a bias against growing and successful churches. Any time those types of churches were mentioned, the author would approach it negatively, critically, and skeptically.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-2018

Powerful!!!

I'm not sure where to start. I am so glad I moved forward with purchasing this book dispite a few negative reviews. One review said that this book is only for ministry leaders, this is not true. I am a Christian and I work for the military, and hold a Graduate degree in Organizational Leadership. This book exposed so many parts of my life that needed to be transformed both personally and professionally. I want to recommend this book to my University for those of us that want to represent Christ in how we lead, even in secular jobs and positions. The end of the book Chapter 8 and beyond is the best. The author dives into keeping the Sabbath, this chapter is outstanding. As a "habitual over-worker" this touched me so deeply. I always feared not doing enough. Going to school, working multiple jobs, volunteering for the church, raising a child and my marriage were all so overwhelming. 3-4 hours of sleep is my normal, it will take some time to undo what I have done, but I'm ready. He goes into explaining Power and Influence, this was not touched at all in my Leadership studies. This shined a light into a whole new area of my life. The Author end explaining how to find God in loss, and his transition from his position of Senior Pastor. I have purchased many books on audiable and have never bothered to write a review..... this book was worth ever penny.

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  • Jason
  • 27-05-2017

Good challenge to keep your lives in order

This is a great book to challenge you keep things in the proper balance, keep relationships healthy and strong, and often by doing the things that are hard but that we know that we should do.

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  • 31-12-2015

Deep and helpful

A must read if you are serious about the leader that you are and want to be.

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  • Raquel
  • 17-05-2019

Excellent and comprehensive guidance

My new pastor recommended I read this book after I expressed being completely burned out from the serving I had done as a volunteer over four years. In this book, the author spells out a way of living that is so healing. I’m determined to change the way I’ve been living and serving and am now going to buy the physical book so I can take advantage of the numerous quizzes and self assessments inside to ponder over what God may be trying to speak to me. I think God is opening up a whole new pathway for me in following this example. I’m looking forward to it. The church needs this book. Thank you for writing it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-03-2019

Excellent

Must have for any church leader and support staff. Definitely changed my life. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-2019

Great book

Highly recommended for church leaders! (Author needs to check Chapter 11 which starts with “chapter 8”.)

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  • Abraham N. Mosimi
  • 07-02-2019

Recommended

What a powerful and insightful book!
I enjoyed listening to it and blessed by pastor Peter’s life experience.
I recommend this book to all leaders in churches, corporate environment, governments and non profit organizations.

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  • Eric
  • 16-01-2019

Transformative

As a serial entrepreneur and CEO of various startups, this books has been transformative for me personally. All the lessons here in church leadership can be applied to the for-profit, venture-backed works too. Highly recommend to any executive at the top of their organization.