From The Top 10 on our list of The Best Christian Books for Spiritual Growth

Note from Daniel: I have read and returned to this book perhaps more often than any other in the years since I discovered it. If any pastor were to ask me what to read, this is the first book I would put into their hands.

"I'm tired of helping others enjoy God...I just want to enjoy God for myself."

With this painful admission, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership explores topics such as

  • responding to the dynamics of calling
  • facing the loneliness of leadership
  • leading from your authentic self
  • cultivating spiritual community
  • reenvisioning the promised land
  • discerning God's will together

Each chapter includes a spiritual practice to ensure your soul gets the nourishment it needs. Forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God is the best choice you can make for yourself and for those you lead.