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Cross-Shaped Leadership: On the Rough and Tumble of Parish Practice

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For Lutheran pastor John Berntsen, the cross is about more than the crucifixion on Good Friday. It is shorthand for the whole drama of salvation--God's decisive act of reconciling the world to God's own self. The cross is dying and rising with Christ, but at a deeper level it is the story of the world's resistance to grace. Those who lead are subject to the cross no less ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published November 7th 2008 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2008)
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I suspect I'll find myself going back to this book on good days and bad.

Really, really good exploration and exposition of Christian Ministry. Much valued for its discussion of putting an end to the false-self, leading through weakness, humility and humor. If nothing else, this quotation and its content displays the text's ultimate merit and mission: "... I have come to believe that we are not who the world says we are. We're not even who we say we are. We are who God says we are at baptism." Tha
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