Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The Maxwell Leadership Bible (NIV)
Let me begin by stating that I am a John Maxwell supporter. I thoroughly his books and teachings. His biblical approach to leadership is greatly needed in today's culture where many leaders are trying to build up themselves while stepping on those below them.
Having stated that, I was really looking forward to reviewing this Bible. I really wanted to see Maxwell comment on biblical passage as they related to leadership.
I chose the book of Ephesians and as I began to read the leadership undertones were quickly apparent. It first began with the introduction to the book of Ephesians.
The introduction sets up the reader for what the book's main points are and then points our sections on where leadership principles can be seen.
As the reader goes through the book, various comments point out leadership tactics and principles but also shows how an ineffective leader handled the situation. The notes can be a bit heavy which can cause an interruption of reading but I found that they did not distract too much.
One section that I enjoy are the Profiles in Leadership. These give some background on a leader or leaders and give example of how they were effective/ineffective and lessons to learn from him/her/them, both positive and negative.
With that, the Bible itself is not too heavy, the print is decent, and the binding is solid. I will comment that the pages are thin and light which may cause some difficulty turning and some bleed-through of print on the other side. I did not find much of this but when I did it was annoying.
I still give this Bible a four-star rating and would encourage anyone in a leadership position to consider this resource.