I have known Neil for several years. I first met him when I invited him to Louisville several years ago to lead a church planting conference. I first encountered his writings through Bob Logan–the two of them co-authored Raising Leaders for the Harvest, way back in 1997 (I think).
BTW, Raising Leaders is a excellent resource on leadership development. I know it is pricey, but the pre-1997 photo of Neil makes it worth it!
While I just started reading through Journeys to Significance, I had been wanting to do an interview with Neil about this book. This morning, however, I received a series of promotional videos with him responding to some of the questions I was planning on asking. So, in light of the fact that I dragged my feet on compiling my questions and that the Leadership Network videos are of excellent quality, I have embedded them here for your viewing.
For those of you who are used to Neil’s writings, you need to realize that this is a different kind of book. He notes,
“What makes this book different from the many similar books already available is that it does not just analyze Paul’s life historically and present missional insights and theological implications. This book offers strategic missional lessons that can help you be more fruitful; but, even more, it focuses on the leadership formation that Paul went through. ”
This leadership formation of Paul is an interesting perspective, one not often discussed. So, whether or not you agree with Neil’s perspective and argument in Journeys to Significance, you will be challenged and stretched in your understanding of leadership development and the life of Paul.
What is the Big Idea of the book?
On Paul the Learner
What can leaders learn from this book?