Strenthening the Soul of Your Leadership


If you’ve ever felt like you spend all your time helping others learn to enjoy God but rarely get to enjoy him yourself, spiritual director and author Ruth Haley Barton understands.


In her book, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, she invites you 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, Barton examines 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

International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen says, “In a landscape littered with leadership books that tinker at the margins of what really matters, Ruth Haley Barton offers us practical guidance to the core of life-changing leadership: spiritual authenticity and health . . . This is a powerful resource for me and my own leadership team.”

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.

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