Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Book Review of The Shepherd Leader at Home by Timothy Witmer

The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting and Providing for Your Family
by Timothy Z. Witmer
ISBN 978-1-4335-3007-4
Crossway Books
Reviewed by Clint Walker

My theology differs from the author in this book. I am egalitarian when it comes to gender issues, and the author is complimentarian. Nevertheless, I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the head of his home, and finds himself wondering just how to do it.

The author order the book around four leadership practices: knowing, leading, protecting and providing. It shows how men can be this kind of leader for their families. It does this by using the model of Christ as servant leader, especially using the example of Christ as the good shepherd in John 10. Beautiful, intelligent, wise, and in many ways poetic, the author has a true passion for families, and people getting family life correct.

If you feel so led, pick up this book, read it, and develop a passion for leading your family and seeing your family as your first mission field.

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