#1 Best Seller
September 27, 2010
The Shepherd Leader, by Rev. Dr. Timothy Witmer, is the #1 Best Seller this past year year!
The impact of The Shepherd Leader over the last eight months, since its release, has made it the #1 book at the Westminster Bookstore.
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Publisher's Description: The Shepherd Leader is a book that strives to bring the importance of shepherding to the forefront of our thinking about what church leaders should do and, therefore, what they should be. Too many church leaders perceive of themselves as a "board of directors" when the Bible is clear that they are to know, feed, lead, and protect the flock entrusted to their care.
I found The Shepherd Leader to be a biblically sound and an inspiring book whose principles I implemented immediately in a new coaching system I designed for church leaders. Biblical leadership is shepherding. We can’t escape this truth unless we ignore Scripture. Tim Witmer provides an immensely practical matrix to care for the whole flock as under-shepherds of the Good Shepherd Jesus. I am indebted to this work as a framework for shepherd care among the pastors of Acts 29 Network.
Pastor Scott Thomas, President of the Acts 29 Network
"Tim Witmer ably guides us into rich pastures of writing on what it truly means to “shepherd” God’s people. For men called to love sheep, the results both compel and convict. For leaders who long to be faithful in the field, this book offers a wealth of theological and practical insight.ing about what church leaders should do and, therefore, what they should be. Too many church leaders perceive of themselves as a “board of directors” when the Bible is clear that they are to know, feed, lead, and protect the flock entrusted to their care."
- Dave Harvey, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Covenant Fellowship Church
"At first I read through Tim’s book because I was an elder and interested in pastoral care. I thought it would be a nice reminder of important biblical material – maybe even inspirational. The book certainly reminded and inspired, but it did something even more. Tim wants to shepherd other elders! He lays out the biblical material in a way that is persuasive, he suggests structures that can work in any church context, he maps out the mission of a shepherd, and it’s as if he won’t quit until we are out there shepherding the flock. One moment you are reading a book and the next you are moving toward the flock. So much for relaxing with a good book.
- Dr. Ed Welch, Director of the School of Biblical Counseling, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation