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They Smell Like Sheep

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What kind of leadership will effectively lead the church into the morally turbulent twenty-first century? The same kind of leadership that led it through the morally and politically chaotic first century. Shepherding.

This is the kind of leadership Jesus used, and this is the kind of leadership that will take his church where he wants it to go.

While the term "shepherd"
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Howard Books
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Peter Voorhees
Feb 23, 2017 Peter Voorhees rated it liked it
I forgot that I had started this book a while ago. This is a good book. Not a great book, but a good one. His examples and stories are very practical and help give context to what he is trying to say. It's not a gripping read, but it's easy enough to get through.
If you have had any experience with church and leadership in the church, you might find that this book drags a bit. If you are just starting out, you will probably find this book very helpful. Most of his context seems to be in the Sout
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Peter Pinyol
Oct 18, 2014 Peter Pinyol rated it really liked it
He disfrutado este libro en su presentación del liderazgo Biblico como un "pastor" no como un mandamás... pero sobre todo lo he disfrutado porque podía identificarme con muchas de las luchas que el pastor que escribió este libro tuvo en su ministerio.Hoy vivimos en días de desprecio y criticismo hacia aquellos que Dios ha levantado en la iglesia local para "dirigir, instruir, presidir, etc... " aunque ningún pastor es "perfecto"(todoso somos hombres caídos en el pecado) hay algunos que huelen a ...more
Michaelpatrick Keena
Apr 06, 2008 Michaelpatrick Keena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: men who aspire to be godly pastors
Shelves: pastoral-studies
There is only one thing that smells anything like sheep; and that's a shepherd. He feeds them, guides them, protects them from dangerous predetors...and sometimes from their own stupidity. He is there when they are enjured; and when they are sick, nursing them back to health. He lives with them day and night. He knows them by name; and they know his voice and touch.
So it should be with pastors and their congregations. Though his gifts of leadership, exhortation and teaching place him in a specia
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Gene Cornett
Mar 03, 2014 Gene Cornett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was introduced to this book by my good friend Tim Marshall who gave me a copy and continues to model this behavior for me. The title describes well the book's thesis. Though some ministry is possible by long distance, there's no substitute for being near, spending time with, and loving people. It is the way Jesus did ministry. Pastors and other spiritual leaders cannot effectively minister only from the quiet air of their private study, but must experience the griefs and joys of their people a ...more
David Lipely
Jan 13, 2015 David Lipely rated it really liked it
This is a great book for all church leaders to read! It is an awesome opener to the topic of doing ministry as Jesus did! The authors use of stories is insightful and not at all distracting to the writing and teaching he is doing where other authors might distract from these instead... As well i really love the quote "we must minister like Jesus did- recruit 12, graduate 11, and focus on 3!
Beth
Dec 13, 2007 Beth rated it liked it
Shelves: christian
I love the idea of a shepherd. Great for leadership
David
Mar 23, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
Shelves: church
An important book for the church. Every church member would benefit by reading it. I especially liked what Anderson had to say in Chapter 13 on authority.
Onewifeonly
Nov 20, 2013 Onewifeonly rated it liked it
I'm sure it was on point in 1997.
Carl Jenkins
Dec 19, 2014 Carl Jenkins rated it it was amazing
Great book on leadership in the church in general, and from the position of the eldership specifically.
Cimuchowski
Feb 05, 2008 Cimuchowski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christianity
Loaned to Paul Trisket.
Brian King
Jan 08, 2014 Brian King rated it it was amazing
If you believe what the Bible teaches about spiritual shepherding, this book will help you. If you don't believe the Bible, why would you read this book?
Rick Abbott
Jul 21, 2012 Rick Abbott rated it it was amazing
An essential book for elders and leaders in the church.
Michael Peterson
Jun 27, 2009 Michael Peterson rated it it was amazing
This is ABSOLUTELY one of the best Christian Shepherding books I've ever read. I'm reading again leading a group of men in my church in 2010.
Sabrina
Mar 17, 2010 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Great book!
Spencer
Jul 15, 2015 Spencer rated it it was amazing
Great work on shepherding. All leaders need to read this. Very mature reflections on being an elder and leader.
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