In the Name of Jesus

Reflections on Christian Leadership

by Henri J M Nouwen

A great read about true Christian leadership. I know very only some about Nouwen. I’ve read his The Return of the Prodigal Son a year or so ago. I’ve read his Wikipedia page. I won’t say I can agree with him theologcially. I struggle with that agreement with any Catholic, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t see something of God in his writing.

In this book, he parallels three temptations of leaders to the temptation of Christ.

  1. the temptation to be relevent
  2. the temptation to be spectacular
  3. the temptation to be powerful