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Leadership and Emotional Sabotage: Resisting the Anxiety That Will Wreck Your Family, Destroy Your Church, and Ruin the World

(48 reviews)

Joe Rigney

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Who are you when the teeth come out?

For every true act of leadership, there is an equal and monstrous act of sabotage.

Look Inside the Book

Our leaders have been entirely routed by the agitated and the anxious. These emotional tyrannies manifest themselves in local libraries, HR cubicles, elder meetings, and at your Thanksgiving dinners.

In this book Professor Joe Rigney seeks to recover the nerve of old that steadied leaders to make tough calls. The nerve that braces them when sabotage comes--because it will. The nerve that has more fun than its enemies.

Cheer up, there's no way out but through.

People Are Saying:

"Outstanding...Biblical leadership for the unique cultural moment we’re in. It will challenge you.”~Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Weak leaders often fail by a failure of nerve (especially by fearing to take stands at the risk of displeasing people). In this book Joe explains what a leader should do when people are highly reactive and anxious and combustible—like a gas leak that can explode with just a spark.”~Andy Naselli —Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament for Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis and one of the pastors of The North Church

“A critical and sobering read for fathers and organizational leaders. With pinpoint accuracy Rigney diagnoses the chaotic ethos of our age and draws from the wellspring of Scriptural wisdom to reintroduce joyful and steadfast leadership in Christ.”~Jeremy Tate, CEO of the Classical Learning Test

Joe Rigney serves as Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is a husband, a father of three, and the author of a number of books, including Things of Earth and Strangely Bright.

AUTHOR: Joe Rigney

BINDING: Hardback

PAGE COUNT: 120 pages

SIZE: 5.5x8.5"

ISBN 10: 1-59128-040-0

ISBN-13: 978-1-59128-040-8

RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2024

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
Jimi Darcey
Great little book

I’ve enjoyed reading this book. The service and shipping is excellent as always

Caleb Painter

Leadership and Emotional Sabotage: Resisting the Anxiety That Will Wreck Your Family, Destroy Your Church, and Ruin the World

Justin Bohner
Revealing and Convicting

"Buy truth, and sell it not." That is what comes to mind with this book. The truth contained inside this short work is potent, clear, and eminently practical. Hold fast to the realities within and you will find your world strengthened and your spine stiffened.

Joshua Reber

Leadership and Emotional Sabotage: Resisting the Anxiety That Will Wreck Your Family, Destroy Your Church, and Ruin the World

Noah Ledesma
God knew I needed this book

This book came out at the same time a situation exploded in my life. It helped me see not only how others had tried to emotionally sabotage me, but also convicted me on how I had allowed myself to compromise in the events leading up to the controversy. Joe Rigney gave me a concise treatment on the biblical view of power dynamics and relationships, and inspired me to practice joyful, sober-minded faithfulness moving forward. Thank you!!

Zach Anyan
Leadership and emotional sabotage

This book is amazing. It has so much insight on how to lead me family, church, and school in a godly way. I bought 7 copies and I probably need
to buy more because I keep giving them away! Everyone needs a copy!

Mike H.
Simple and Helpful

This book is Biblical, Helpful, Convicting, and Encouraging. A fantastic resource for those who want to fulfill their God-given role in family, business, and community.