This set includes all three books of the J. Oswald Sanders' spiritual growth series: Spiritual Leadership, Spiritual Discipleship, and Spiritual Maturity.
In Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders, a Christian leader for decades and the author of more than forty books, presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms. He illustrates those principles throughout with examples from godly figures like Moses, Nehemiah, the apostle Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others. With more than 1 million copies sold, this proven classic will help you to frame your leadership as spiritual service.
In Spiritual Discipleship, Sanders points out that true discipleship is more than intellectual assent to a belief in Christ; it involves the whole person and lifestyle. This book will help you embody that truth. It examines Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow Him, helping you become the kind of Christian Jesus wants you to be—not one devised by man or even other Christians. For anyone who wants to be not just a believer in Christ, but an imitator of Him, this book is a treasured resource.In Spiritual Maturity, Sanders explores the primary source of continual growth. In three parts, structured around the persons of the Trinity, he provides clear direction for those desiring to grow strong spiritually. Complete with scriptural principles for spiritual development and study questions at the end of the text, this classic handbook is a timeless treasure.
“When our ambition carries out a burning desire to be effective in the service of God—to realize God’s highest potential for our lives—we can keep both of these verses in mind and hold them in healthy tension.” (source)
“Here at the outset of this study of spiritual leadership, we will simply highlight Jesus’ master principle: True greatness, true leadership, is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you. True service is never without cost. Often it comes with a bitter cup of challenges and a painful baptism of suffering. For genuine godly leadership weighs carefully Jesus’ question: ‘Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?’ (Mark 10:38b). The real spiritual leader is focused on the service he and she can render to God and other people, not on the residuals and perks of high office or holy title. We must aim to put more into life than we take out.” (source)
“Without this essential quality, all other gifts remain as dwarfs: they cannot grow. So discipline appears first on our list. Before we can conquer the world, we must first conquer the self.” (source)
“Leadership is influence, the ability of one person to influence others to follow his or her lead. Famous leaders have always known this.” (source)
“Li Hung replied: ‘There are only three kinds of people—those who are immovable, those who are movable, and those who move them!’ Leaders move others.” (source)