--James M. Boice, President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
From the Inside Flap
David's story is that of a career executive, and in it Richard D. Phillips sees reflected the trials and triumphs that mark our own lives in today's business world. Like any other executive, David's career came in recognizable stages: preparation, rise, achievement, and finally, the passing of the torch.
While following his career, the reader witnesses the fashioning of a leader, as David's heart is shaped by his faith in God, his love for his people, and his passion for real and lasting achievement. Through many trials and failures, David emerged as a leader who inspired others to achieve the impossible. Despite his own flaws and the venomous opposition of many, David remained true to God and his people, and through this one man an entire nation found its purpose and identity. This is precisely the kind of leader today's world needs, and Phillips amply demonstrates the relevance of David's reign for today's businessperson.
The lessons in The Heart of an Executive are clear, biblically based, and will challenge and equip men and women to raise their aspirations and heighten the impact of leadership.