The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero

In his role as founder and pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, N.Y., Peter Scazzero learned many hard lessons about leadership—the most important being “that it is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.”

In his book he urges Christian leaders to depend on the Holy Spirit as they seek transformation in their inner lives by facing their shadows, leading out of marriage or singleness, slowing down for loving union, and practicing Sabbath. He explores four tasks that Christian leaders routinely deal with: planning and decision-making, culture and team-building, power and wise boundaries, and endings and beginnings.

With honesty and vulnerability, Scazzero shares his own failures and those of his church. He asks readers, “How can we expect to change the world for Christ if we ourselves are not being changed by him?” (Zondervan)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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This book is really important to me.  I read it twice without a pause between readings!  One of my top books of 2015.  I recommend it highly to all leaders, and in fact to anyone who wants to grow in Christ and in kingdom service.