More than 20 years ago Edwin Friedman, in “A Failure of Nerve,” concluded that the US had become “chronically anxious.” One characteristic: the least mature wield great influence. His observations apply to the US, and also describe the condition of the Church in our day.

Friedman goes on to describe a unique kind of leadership for such anxious times. To my surprise, Jesus modeled the very leadership traits Friedman prescribes!

Leadership Courage” applies Friedman’s brilliant leadership insights to the local pastor desiring to provoke growth and maturity in her or his congregation.

Leadership Courage” is a must-read for ministers, lay leaders, and serious Christians right now.

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