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I wish I had read this book in my younger days - whether they were thirty years ago, or more recent years.
Margaret has a real gift for taking a life-sustaining "theory" of healthy practice and applying it to real ministry in congregations and organizations.
If you serve in a church leadership role, I would highly recommend that you put this book on the top of your reading list.
I wish I had read this book back in seminary. After consuming numerous other popular books on leadership and ministry I came across Marcuson's book; on the recommendation of a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Scott Meyer
The first time I read "Leaders Who Last," I read it to enhance my own ministry. That it did, but as I worked through some of Margaret's Questions to Ponder, I found some of my own... Read morePublished on July 28, 2012 by Eileen K. Parfrey
LEADERS WHO LAST
Where I live in South-central Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Dutch have a saying: "We are too soon old and too late smart. Read more
I have been a student of Family Systems for more than twenty-five years. I have read Murray Bowen's book, books by Edwin Friedman, Peter Steinke, and others. Margaret J. Read morePublished on December 14, 2010 by Jerrie W. Barber
If you only read the questions at the end of the each chapter and spend time working with them, it is worth the price of the book! Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by Robert I. Mathis, Rev. Dr.
Wow, I loved this book. It was short and packed full of information. The book comes from a systems perspective, and helps the minister to deal with the congregational anxiety... Read morePublished on May 19, 2010 by Matthew Morine
This volume is an excellent practical exposition of Edwin H. Friedman's application of systems theory to congregational leadership. Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Brand Eaton
"A borrowed purpose is not a purpose that will last." M. Marcuson
In my opinion, the 6th chapter of this book ("Know Your Purpose") is worth the purchase price. Read more