Seven Leaders

by Iain H. Murray     |     Book Summary


Author: Iain H. Murray
Publisher: Banner of Truth
Date: 2017
Pages: 279

Book Summary of Seven Leaders by Iain H. Murray


For nearly 2,000 years, God has been calling men to lead His people. These men are called to pastor the flock of God, and they are called to preach the Word of God. Those who have received such a calling today ought to devote some time to studying the lives of godly leaders from the past. 

When you study the lives of faithful pastors and preachers from the past, you are often “struck by the spiritual similarities they all shared, despite the differences of time and place” (p. xi). At the same time, you’ll also discover that “faithful men are not the same in their gifts, opportunities and circumstances” (p. xii).

As we study the lives and ministries of those who have come before us, we want to be learners who also consider the unique context in which we live and serve. In other words, “we are to learn from leaders yet me imitators of none” (p. xii).

This book is written particularly for young men who are entering the gospel ministry. However, this book is also written for Christians who follow a pastor and listen to his preaching. “The usefulness of a church is bound up with the inter-dependence of pastors and people.” (p. xii)





Seven Leaders

by Iain H. Murray

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Seven Leaders by Iain H. Murray

AuthorIain H. Murray
PublisherBanner of Truth
Date2017
Pages279


Overview:

For nearly 2,000 years, God has been calling men to lead His people. These men are called to pastor the flock of God, and they are called to preach the Word of God. Those who have received such a calling today ought to devote some time to studying the lives of godly leaders from the past. 

When you study the lives of faithful pastors and preachers from the past, you are often “struck by the spiritual similarities they all shared, despite the differences of time and place” (p. xi). At the same time, you’ll also discover that “faithful men are not the same in their gifts, opportunities and circumstances” (p. xii).

As we study the lives and ministries of those who have come before us, we want to be learners who also consider the unique context in which we live and serve. In other words, “we are to learn from leaders yet me imitators of none” (p. xii).

This book is written particularly for young men who are entering the gospel ministry. However, this book is also written for Christians who follow a pastor and listen to his preaching. “The usefulness of a church is bound up with the inter-dependence of pastors and people.” (p. xii)