Today I post two books as resources for dealing with temptation. I made references to these books in my Monday blog which you can read by clicking Thriving Leaders: Lessons From the Front Lines of Ministry (pt. 7 “The Temptations”).
One of my favorites is by Henri J. M. Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership: The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, N.Y., 1989. The late Catholic author casts the three temptations of Jesus in contemporary language that is very helpful to all in leadership.
Then a reminder from one of my favorite authors who tells us that Satan does his best to trip up the leader in the holiest place in the church. See C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters with Screwtape Proposes a Toast: Revised Edition: Collier Books, MacMillan Publishing Company, New York., 1982. p. 173.
This coming Monday we will look at the leader and the leader’s family. Enjoy.