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Review by Sylvia Cochran

Leading from the Heart

By Michael C. Mack

ISBN-10: 1-880828-35-9

Touch Publications

September 1, 2001

152 pages

 

Leading from the Heart: A Small Group Leader’s Guide to a Passionate Ministrybook leading form the heart is a challenging book for the average Christian. Contented with sitting in the pews, singing hymns and occasionally taking up a collection for the missions, the average Christian must now come face to face with the fact that s/he, too, is called upon to fulfill the Great Commission.

 

The call to “go and make disciples of all nations” is usually considered to be the foray of paid ministers and those who are so extraordinarily spiritual that they would enter the mission field. Leading from the Heart explains that this is a great fallacy that causes churches to gradually die out and thousands of Christians to disobey God. 

The book goes through the process of transforming the church family into a lean disciple-making organization that focuses on the creation of small groups who minister to those within their spheres of influence. Leaders learn how to raise up other leaders while members learn how to aspire to leadership. All learn how to inspire one another to live out the Great Commission. 

The book makes a compelling argument for the recreation of the church community such as it was during the first century, when the church was the most fruitful. If you are a run-of-the mill Christian, this book is going to challenge you immensely. If you are a typical leader, it will nip at your pride. If you are already part of a discipling ministry, it will call you higher.

Either way, this book is a worthwhile read for anyone who claims an association with Jesus Christ.

 

Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia is a seasoned freelance writer, born and raised in Germany. Having been exposed to a variety of religions and traditions due to travel and study, Sylvia has been a student of the Bible for more than ten years, and has for the last four years taught in small groups about Biblical principles, practical Christianity, Christian parenting, as well as the spiritual use of money. Sylvia also provides Free Online Christian Parenting Courses at Suite 101
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