Recent Reads: The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick

What the book's about: The subtitle for The Catalyst Leader - 8 essentials for becoming a change maker - accurately describes what this book is about. 

Why I read this book: Since I believe leaders are lifelong learners, I strive to read leadership books in order to grow as a leader myself. After reading several positive reviews of this book, I decided to pick it up. 

My favorite quotes from the book:

- "Leaders are defined by their inner strengths and convictions, not the outer portrayal of who they are. Your character will determine your level of leadership & even your legacy." 

- "God cares about who you are becoming way more than what you are doing or accomplishing." 

- "Leaders are dealers of hope & we must give it away constantly and without bias." 

- "Community is oxygen for our souls." 

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Thumbs up

Who I'd recommend this book for: Leaders of all kinds. In particular, I think young adults would connect well with this book, which I also think would work well as the basis for a small group discussion or training on leadership. 

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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A Mission That Matters: How To Do Short-Term Missions Without Long-Term Harm

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Unleashing the Hidden Potential of your Student Leaders

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