If you have dismissed Jesus as irrelevant to modern life, brace yourself. Most of us know that Jesus was a great teacher and the Redeemer of the human race, but many people have never considered him to be the ultimate leader.
From The Leadership Lessons of Jesus by Bob Briner and Ray Pritchard. Until I read this book last week, I had not given serious to Jesus as a Leader. Yes, he led disciples and was in every way extraordinary. Two natures in one. The God man! That I clearly knew, but what I had not done was taken a step back and asked, what sort of leader was [is] Jesus? Reading this book centred on the gospel, was like the scales falling. Passages that I had read many times now shown with new insights.
In 2012, I got a deeper appreciation of the Lord Jesus as the ultimate intellectual through reading Dallas Willard's Divine Conspiracy. I am pleased that I start 2013 with not only a deeper appreciation of the Lord Jesus as the ultimate leader but also with fresh perspectives on the gospels. It is fair to say that my eyes will now be a lot wider in their reading. More than that, I am now asking what else are the gospels saying about Jesus? I had become so fixed on the "priest, prophet and king" mantra that I not paid sufficient attention to other dimensions of the Lord's life. I had not recognised that as useful as those maxims are, Jesus is much much bigger! His life speaks to every facet of my existence! The book has helped me see that so clearly. I thoroughly commend it to anyone who dares to see the Lord afresh!