In this innovative and accessible study, Bible college lecturer and experienced pastor Alan Wilson explores nine striking leadership lessons from Moses’ remarkable life.
From a precarious birth in Egypt, through to decades of exile in the wilderness and responsibility for a reluctant nation, Moses was familiar with the crucible. Yet his responses made him one of the greatest leaders in Israel’s history, and have much to teach us about how God works throughout our lives to shape us and our calling.
Whether you are just entering into leadership and wondering what may lie ahead, or are well-travelled and wondering how to finish well, The Crucible of Leadership’s foundational insights and vital questions will mature your relationship with God and make you wise for the journey ahead.
‘Few things are more important than wise leadership in every area of life. Thank you, Alan, for a great book identifying crucial leadership lessons. Skilfully and thoughtfully you highlight, from the life of Moses, some priority and very timely issues for all in leadership. Your book is biblical, practical and totally life-related. Leaders are always wearing L-plates, and this book will not disappoint all who are eager to learn more about being wise leaders!’
Bishop Ken (Fanta) Clarke, author of Going for Growth
‘In The Crucible of Leadership: Learning from the Story of Moses, Alan Wilson looks closely at the highs and lows of Moses’ life and ministry to draw out important lessons for Christians in leadership. This engaging book, illuminated with biblical insights and personal illustrations, draws out vital principles for wise leaders. From foundations and formation to finishing well, The Crucible of Leadership focuses on character rather than charisma, on integrity and identity rather than skills or techniques. Enriched as it is from the author’s own wide and long experience of leadership, the tone is gentle and humble, pointing always to the central place of a relationship with God at the heart of the leadership journey. Highly recommended!’
Ruth Garvey-Williams, Editor of VOX magazine