‘True leadership is not about having others serve your dream – it is about seeing others released into the dreams, the gifting and the calling that the Lord has placed on their lives.’
The later chapters of the Gospel of John form what is for many the deepest and most moving accounts of all Scripture. They also form a detailed description of Jesus’ final days and hours on earth, Jesus final instructions to his team as he prepares to hand on his ministry. Karl Martin mines this incredibly rich vein of Scripture to draw lessons for leadership, leadership in Jesus’ way, and shows that leadership in the way of Jesus is about humility, about investing your life in your team, about facing betrayal, about dying to self, about handing on, about succession. Ultimately, Karl argues, true leadership is not about seeing others serve your dream – it is about seeing others released into the dreams, the gifting and calling that the Lord has placed on their lives. It is about something beyond you.
‘Unapologetic and defiant – an ancient, urgent call to Christian discipleship.’
Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer
Stand is a call to really live. To live out your Christian life – standing on the truth of who God is and who you are in him. Standing on the reality of what he’s done. Standing firm in battle. Standing up for others and being prepared to stand out. In the steps of Mere Christianity and The Fight, Karl Martin re-tells and re-frames God’s ancient call to discipleship and witness for a new generation, keeping Jesus firmly at the centre.