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Great little book on Authority that you should read

March 11, 2013

Authority: the Leader’s Call to Serve, by Jamie Munson
©2013 Jamie Munson. 1st Ed. 32 pages.

The leader who wants to leave a legacy will serve the people who are under his/her authority. Likewise, those who are under authority are called to serve those in authority over them. These are the bold claims of Authority: the Leader’s Call to Serve, by Jamie Munson. Munson does a great job of drawing on his experience, other authors and a good understanding of the Trinity to make his points clear and practical.

As far as I can tell, Munson’s purpose in writing this book is to clarify in simplest terms why and how a leader is to be both in and under authority. Munson does a great job of nailing the key role of serving in this discussion. For the leader, Munson says that God “wants you to serve him by serving those he has placed under your care, even when it is difficult.” (p.5) And for those who find themselves under authority, God “wants you to serve him by serving those he has placed over you, even when it is difficult.” (p.5) To back this up, he draws on a clear understanding of the roles and relationships within the Trinity of the Godhead—how the Father, Son & Holy Spirit perfectly model for us the standard of an authority-submission structure.

When I received a complimentary copy of Authority: the Leader’s Call to Serve for review purposes from Jamie Munson, I was pretty excited. Having met Jamie personally (as a co-student during the inaugural year of ReTrain), I could connect his voice and pleasant demeanour to the words I was reading. Munson’s experience with one of the fastest growing churches in America have clearly given him a sharpness that helped him to detail very practically for us how we are to respond whether we are in or under authority.

Get your copy of the book for free this week (March 11-16, 2013).

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Visit Jamie Munson’s blog for more great insights on Leadership: http://www.jamiemunson.com

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