Monday, July 8, 2013

I've got your back by Book Review

FTC:: This post was written for Handlebar , who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review.
About the Book:
If Jesus wrote a book about leadership today, he would tell a story. That's what the author decided when he tore up his first draft. Instead, he wrote a parable about four twenty-somethings who are having major problems with bad bosses. Jack Hendrickson, a retired Army Special Forces Sergeant and former missionary, begins to teach them Biblical principles about leadership and when they put it into practice at work, it makes their lives worse! Experienced leaders are calling I've Got Your Back a landmark book to help next generation leaders with a Biblical foundation for leadership. Many talented young people have been victims of follower abuse. They don't want anything to do with leadership positions. Some have issues with authority and need guidance to heal. Galvin writes about a new kind of leader the world is desperate to follow. At the end of the parable, the author outlines Biblical principles of followership, as well as leadership, because everybody needs to learn how to lead and follow well.
My thoughts About the Book: 
At first I was leery of reading this book. I thought it would be the same old approach to Biblical leadership. But I was completely and surprisingly wrong. This book offers a fresh new take on leadership. It addresses follower abuse and how to heal from it. It also offers a practical easy approach to leadership. I really like the qualities of being a good follower as well.  The concepts addressed in this book will help people in every area of their lives. 

About the Author:
 James C. GalvinJim Galvin is an organizational consultant specializing in strategic facilitation for a wide variety of organizations. For the past decade he has provided consulting and training in the areas of strategy formation, board governance, organizational change, and leadership development.

He has completed successful projects for the Prison Fellowship, Promise Keepers, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Youth for Christ, American Bar Association, National Guard, Department of Health and Human Services, Leadership Network, Willow Creek Association, Christian Leadership Alliance, Seacoast Church, Tyndale House Publishers, CareNet, World Relief, DeVos Foundation, and the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.

Jim is an award-winning author and he has written products published by Zondervan, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson, Baker, Navpress, Moody Press, Intervarsity Press, Concordia, and Focus on the Family. He has won several ECPA Gold Medallion Awards as well as the C.S. Lewis Medal Award for Children's Literature. He is most well-known for his role as a co-creator of the widely-acclaimed Life Application Study Bible.

Jim holds the Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University as well as a B.A. and M.A. from Wheaton College in Christian Formation and Ministry. He and his wife Kathleen live in Elgin, Illinois. Their son Jimmy is an audio engineer and their daughter Lindsay is a graphic designer.

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