The book that has changed elderships
across the country into the way that God intended them to become was "They Smell Like Sheep" by Lynn Anderson printed by Howard Publishing. If your congregation does not have that book you need to get a copy for all the elder and study it. It will change the way you and your elders look and hope the eldership should function within the congregation. A follow up to the book is now avaliable "They Smell Like Sheep Vol. 2." .
They Smell Like Sheep Volume 2 Table of Contents are as follows:foreword
by C. Gene Wilkesforeword
by Bob Russel
Section One: A HEART OF GOD
one: THE HEART OF THE MASTERtwo: A
HEART COMPELLED BY THE GLORY OF GOD
three:A HEART ON ITS KNEE
four: A PRAYER PATH FOR SHEPHERDS
Section Two: A HEART OF INTEGRITY
five: A HEART IN SEARCH OF INTEGRITY
six: PATHWAY OF INTEGRITY
seven: A HEART SHAPED BY THE HOLINESS OF GOD
eight: A PATH TO PURITY
Section Three: A Three: A HEART FOR PEOPLE
nine: IT IS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
ten: A HEART FOR LOST AND HURT PEOPLE
Section Four: A HEART FOR THE WORD OF GOD
eleven: A HEART FOR THE WORDtwelve
: A FOR TEACHING THE WORDthirteen
: KEEPER OF THE FOREST
Section Five: THE HEART OF A SERVANT
fourteen: A HEART WITH HANDS
fifteen: A BROKEN HEART
Section Six: A HEART THAT MOVES AT A MEASURED PACE
sixteen A HEART MOVING FROM WARRIOR TO Lamp
seventeen: A HEART AT PEACE
eighteen: A HEART THAT DOESN'T WRING
Section Seven: A HEART THAT FLOODED WITH HOPE
nineteen: A HEART OF ENCOURAGEMENT
twenty: A HEART THAT EXPECTS GOOD THINGS AHEADepilogue
"They Smell Like Sheep Vol. 2" by Dr. Lynn Anderson
Published by Howard Publishing
Again I believe this book would be a great investment for any church, minister, elder to buy. I am sure you can get it again at Abilene Educational
Supply, Sunset Book Store, Howard Publishing at http://www.howardpublshing.com/
I will have more post on this book later on.
Have any of you read this book? What did you think? Did you think it good as the first? Why or why not? How can it be a tool for the elders across the country? If you are an elder and have read this book already how has it impacted you as an individual and the congregation where you are at right now? Do you plan on put this book on your reading list? Again, as I mentioned earlier there will be more post on this book and the role of elders later on. I am excited about this book and hope you are as you and your congregation is as well. (Other great books by Dr. Lynn Anderson include: "The Shepherd Song", "Navegating The Winds of Change", "Heaven Came Down", "If I Believe Why Do I Have These Doubts?" "In Search of Wonder").
Just one of the rich quotes by Dr Anderson found in the book on page 9 is:
"A spiritual leader is the kind of God-hungry people want to be like."
What do you think?
Share your thoughts.