By (author) Karl Martin
The moment Jesus kneels with a towel and bowl to wash his disciples’ feet. The point where he looks Peter in the eye and predicts betrayal. That intimate, urgent prayer to the Father for the disciples. That resolute strength before the Sanhedrin, before Pilate, before the crowd. The cross. The talk with Mary in the Garden. The walk with Peter at Galilee.The later chapters of the Gospel of John form what is for many the deepest and most moving accounts of all Scripture. They also form a detailed description of Jesus’ final days and hours on earth, Jesus final instructions to his team as he prepares to hand on his ministry.Karl Martin mines this incredibly rich vein of Scripture to draw lessons for leadership, leadership in Jesus’ way. Leadership in the way of Jesus is about humility, about investing your life in your team, about facing betrayal, about dying to self, about handing on, about succession. Ultimately, true leadership is not about seeing others serve your dream – it is about seeing others released into the dreams, the gifting and calling that the Lord has placed on their lives. It is about something beyond you.This deceptively profound, honest and practical book gives great insight for leaders – challenge for younger leaders, encouragement for mid-life leaders, and refreshment for the mature leaders – and what may be some of the most significant lessons of their leadership life.
ãKarl Martin is Senior Pastor at Central in the City of Edinburgh. He is married to Niki and he has four daughters who keep him broke, humble and youthful. His interests include curry and sport of all kinds. He loves the Church of Jesus Christ and longs for her to become all that she is called to be – passionate, relevant, creative, different, missional and alive.Karl is committed to investing in younger leaders and the apprentice programme at Central is regarded as one of the best and most innovative internships of its kind. His first book was Stand, published by Muddy Pearl in 2013.