Practicing Greatness

Bob FranquizBooks

078797753501_ss500_sclzzzzzzz_v62143168_I bought Practicing Greatness by Reggie McNeal because it was recommended to me, but I must admit I was a bit skeptical. While I liked The Present Future, I didn’t love it. I thought there was much to be learned, I’m more of a fan of practitioners who talk about what churches need to do to reach new generations.

Anyway, I loved Practicing Greatness and I think I understand the heart behind The Present Future better. This is such a healthy book for Pastors to read. It is a book that calls you to examine yourself and look for the blind spots. Then he lays out some steps on how to sure them up. The book shares a ton of stories with people he has met with and counseled. I saw myself on the pages more than once and that was a bit unnerving. He described me perfectly and all of my dysfunction.

Yet what I loved was Reggie’s real life, spiritually driven solutions to the issues that befall most leaders. These 7 practices that great leaders do are challenging and drove me to really consider my life, actions, time, and priorities. Buy this book…