What a good book - useful, provocative, interesting! Erik Walker Wikstrom challenges the reader to think about not only what, but why and especially how she or he approaches congregational leadership. It belongs on the shelves of every church library and in the hands of every one of its leaders. --Anne Odin Heller, author, Churchworks: A Well Body Book for Congregations
Erik Wikstrom seeks to ''radically reconceptualize'' church leadership, urging us to make the practice of leadership a spiritual practice, too. Both wise and pragmatic, Serving With Grace points the way toward spiritual growth and learning not only in the sanctuary, but in the meeting room. --David M. Horst, Minister, First Parish in Malden, Universalist
Meditation, ritual and prayer are the glamorous side of the spiritual life, but service is its heart. Serving With Grace combines the idea that service is spirituality with practical ways of living it out. It shows leaders how to be mindful in ways that bring out the spiritual in ordinary forms of service. It's a simple yet rich idea and a gem of a book. --Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Writing in the Sand
About the Author
Erik Walker Wikstrom is minister of First Parish Brewster, Unitarian Universalist, in Brewster Massachusetts. A student of Zen Buddhism for 20 years, he has a master's degree in divinity from Harvard Divinity School and advanced training in spiritual guidance from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.