Yesterday I shared the first of three books that are on my Spring Reading List. (Read my post about Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt.)
More Than Enchanting is the second book on my list, from Jo Saxton of 3DM. Jo is a phenomenal speaker with a heart for helping others learn what it really means to follow Jesus as disciples. She’s spent years working with leaders in the UK, in the US and around the globe and has identified some specific challenges women leaders face (in business and in the church). In More Than Enchanting, she offers encouragement, ideas and some solutions women leaders crave.
From Amazon’s description:
Women have always been central to the life of the church. From the early hours of the first Easter, when women were charged to announce the resurrection of Jesus, to the state of the contemporary church, where women outnumber men in pews and positions of service. But as central as women have been, they’ve also found themselves regularly marginalized–and not only in the church but in the neighborhoods, cities and societies they inhabit.
Sometimes they’ve had to endure the well-intended biases or benign neglect of the leaders of their communities; sometimes they’ve been sidelined by their own crises of confidence. Sometimes they’ve had to contend with both at once. Women who doubt their influence, who struggle to accept their distinct strengths and talents for what they are–gifts given through them to the world–suffer for it. The church, and really all of society, suffers with them. Jo Saxton invites women to discover (or rediscover) the gifts and talents that God has vested in us, and more important, the calling he has placed on each of us to seek first the kingdom of God where we are.
More Than Enchanting is available for pre-order on Amazon for $11.70 in paperback. (You can use the widget below.) I’ll tell you about the third book later this week but you can see and pre-order it as well, by using the widget below.
What about you?
What are you reading about women in leadership?
Listen to Jo speak at WMUV Getaway Weekend 2011
Ordinary Life, Extraordinary God: It’s a Beautiful Exhange (Part One) begins with a testimony by Valerie Carter (inspirational in her own right). Jo begins around the 8:29 mark.
Ordinary Life, Extraordinary God: It’s a Beautiful Exchange (Part Two) includes Jo Saxton and Sally Breen. (Jo and Sally have been tremendously influential to me in my latest endeavor: Oikos Living.)
Disclosure: At the time of this writing, I’ve paid very little attention to affiliate marketing. This post is an experiment to see how one “pins” items from Amazon onto Pinterest and whether or not any sales would reflect an increase. Just curious, but wanted to be upfront about me raking in the cash. :)