Books previously reviewed in the Journal of Religious Leadership

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Reviews are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Becker, Carol, Becoming Colleagues: Women and Men Serving Together in Faith. Vol. 1/2; Fall 2002 reviewed by Sharon Henderson Callahan

Beeley, Christopher A., Leading God s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today. Vol. 12/1; Spring 2013 reviewed by Dinku Lamessa Bato

Buckingham, Marcus and Donald O. Clifton, Now, Discover Your Strengths. Vol. 2/2; Fall 2003 reviewed by Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Burns, James MacGregory, Transforming Leadership: A New Pursuit of Happiness. Vol. 3/1 & 2; Spring/Fall 2004 reviewed by Kenneth McFayden

Collins, Jim, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. Vol. 1/1; Spring 2002 reviewed by Craig Van Gelder

Cook Everist, Norma and Craig L. Nessan, Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by Mark A. Fowler

Galindo, Israel, Perspectives on Congregational Leadership: Applying Systems Thinking for Effective Leadership. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by Shelley Trebesch

Goleman, Daniel, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Vol. 2/1; Spring 2003 reviewed by D. Bruce Roberts

Grenz, Stanley, The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei. Vol. 1/2; Fall 2002 reviewed by Sheila S. Smith

Heifetz, Ronald A. and Marty Linksy, Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading. Vol. 1/2; Fall 2002 reviewed by Craig Van Gelder

Hester, Richard L. and Kelli Walker-Jones, Know Your Story and Lead With It: The Power of Narrative in Clergy Leadership. Vol. 12/1; Spring 2013 reviewed by Karen Dalton

Hicks, Douglas A., Religion and the Workplace: Pluralism, Spirituality, Leadership. Vol. 3/1 & 2; Spring/Fall 2003 reviewed by Terri Martinson Elton

Jeavons, Thoivias H. and Rebekah Burch Basinger, Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry. Vol. 1/1; Spring 2002 reviewed by Lisa Berlinger

Jenkins, Philip, The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. Vol. 2/1; Spring 2003 reviewed by Sheila S. Smith

Kegan, Robert and Lisa Laskow Lahey. How the Way We Talk Can Change The Way We Work. Vol. 1/1; Spring 2002 reviewed by Mary Hess

Keller, Ed and Jon Berry, The Influentials: One American in Ten Tells the Other How to Vote, Where to Eat, and What to Buy. Vol. 3/1 & 2; Spring/Fall 2004 reviewed by Lisa Withrow

Kim, Eunjoo Mary and Deborah Beth Creamer (eds), Women, Church, and Leadership New Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Jean Miller Schmidt. Vol. 12/1; Spring 2013 reviewed by Christina T. Accornero

Law, Eric H. F., Inclusion: Making Room for Grace. Vol. 1/2; Fall 2002 reviewed by George B. Thompson, Jr.

Loehr, Jim and Tony Schwartz, The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal. Vol. 2/1; Spring 2003 reviewed by Gary Peluso-Verdend

Lowney, Chris, Heroic Leadership. Vol. 2/2; Fall 2003 reviewed by Peter Gilmour

Marty, Martin E., Building Cultures of Trust New Vision for a Church in Mission. Vol. 12/1; Spring 2013 reviewed by Lisa R. Withrow

Meyerson, Debra E., Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work. Vol. 2/1; Spring 2003 reviewed by Cynthia Weems

Northouse, Peter G., ed., Leadership: Theory and Practice. Vol. 2/2; Fall 2003 reviewed by Connie Kleingartner

Pohl, Christine D., Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us. Vol. 12/1; Spring 2013 reviewed by Diane Zemke

Reber, Robert Eldred and D. Bruce Roberts (eds), A Lifelong Call to Learn: Continuing Education for Religious Leaders. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by Susan Maros

Russell, Letty M., Just Hospitality: God s Welcome in a World of Difference. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by Lisa R. Withrow

Sashkin, Marshall and Molly G. Sashkin, Leadership That Matters: The Critical Factors for Making a Difference in People’s Lives and Organizations’ Success. Vol. 2/2; Fall 2003 reviewed by Steve F. Echols

Sanders, Oswald J., updated by Mark Fackler, study guide by James C. Galvin, Spiritual Leadership, Second Revision. Vol. 4/1 & 2; Spring/Fall 2005 reviewed by Stephen Sprinkle

Terry, Robert, Seven Zones for Leadership: Acting Authentically in Stability and Chaos. Vol. 3/1 & 2; Spring/Fall 2004 reviewed by Russell West

Volf, Miroslav and Dorothy Bass, Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. Vol. 1/1; Spring 2002 reviewed by Kristine Stache

Wilson, Marie C., Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World. Vol. 3/1 & 2; Fall/Spring 2004 reviewed by Kristine Stache

Wimberly, Jr., John W., The Business of the Church: The Uncomfortable Truth That Faithful Ministry Requires Effective Management. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by David Hahn

Woo, Rodney M., The Color of Church: A Biblical and Practical Paradigm for Multiracial Churches. Vol. 11/2; Fall 2012 reviewed by Rob Muthiah

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