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They Smell Like Sheep

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  114 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Lynn Anderson, in this important book, leads us backwards in time to discover and identify the biblical leader for the future needs of the Christian community by looking at the leadership of a shepherd.

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 pol
ebook, 248 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Howard Books (first published April 1st 1997)
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Peter Pinyol
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
David Lipely
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!
Carl Jenkins
Great book on leadership in the church in general, and from the position of the eldership specifically.
Gene Cornett
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
Great work on shepherding. All leaders need to read this. Very mature reflections on being an elder and leader.
Brian King
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?
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.
Michael Peterson
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.
Thomas Kinsfather
Good reminders for those in pastoral ministry. Nothing terrible new or exciting.
Rick Abbott
An essential book for elders and leaders in the church.
This is a great book when wanting to study elders.
I love the idea of a shepherd. Great for leadership
I'm sure it was on point in 1997.
Loaned to Paul Trisket.
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