The Seven Best Books on Christian Leadership

Faith can move mountains, and when it comes to business, it can inspire leaders to become effective business leaders. These leaders can inspire and motivate others through the values of the Christian faith because they are grounded in strong ethical and moral values. The following books provide advice on leadership learning grounded in Christian moral values.

“The Purpose-Driven Life: Why Am I Even Here?” By Richard Warren

Rick Warren’s bestseller gives you 40 days to grow spiritually and find meaning in life. It helps you focus on God’s plan for your life and help you be a better leader. It is an overall excellent read for Christian leaders.

“The book Spiritual Leadership: Excellent Principles for Every Christian” by J. Theodore Sanders

This highly-esteemed book provides time-tested guidance on spiritual leadership fundamentals. Sanders takes us on a journey to understand the skills and traits required for Christian leadership. Some of those include vision, integrity, and humility.

“The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Ways to Optimize Your Potential” by John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell gives you a step-by-step guide to developing Christianity-based leadership skills as you grow in your career. It is choke full of professional development advice and provides ways to grow as a leader, solidify bonds with others, and impress your peers and teams.

“Courageous Leadership: Field-Tested Strategy for the 360° Leader” by Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels deeply explores how leaders can apply conviction and a fearless attitude in their workplace. It builds on the idea that Christian leaders should be motivated and driven to change communities and companies because of its emphasis on cooperation, tenacity, and vision.

“Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time” by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges

This book is a must-read if you want to lead businesses while keeping Jesus Christ as a role model. It uses the life and teachings of Christianity’s founder and helps you become a more grounded and humble leader. The emphasis is on the journey, servant leadership, and personal growth.

“The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters” by Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler calls on Christian leaders to lead from the front and by example. His book also asks them to lead with purpose and conviction with profound advice on vision creation, clear communication, and making tough calls while keeping underlying convictions in mind.

“Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry” by Ruth Haley Barton

Like other books mentioned in this list, this book works on personal and spiritual leadership development. It helps you build a traditional and close relationship with your Creator. It will reward you with better leadership skills and the ability to face challenging situations as a minister.

All these Christian books offer something unique and are full of inspiration. The more you read, the more you will grow as a Christian and a leader. You will move mountains with your faith strengthened. You will be more effective as a leader and guide your teams the way Jesus Christ did in His time.




Michael Stickler is a best-selling author and internationally sought-after speaker. His highly acclaimed work includes Cliven Bundy: American Terrorist Patriot, Journey to Generosity, and Life Without Reservation. His 19th book, Ghost Patriot is his first book in the political fiction genre, and it is quickly approaching best-seller status. When not traveling the world as an author/speaker, you might find Michael in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, or on a beach near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, writing his next book. You can find out more about Michael at

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