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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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About the Book:

Book:  Good & Faithful Servant
Author: Wes Daughenbough
Genre:  Non-fiction, leadership
Release Date: July, 2020
Good & Faithful ServentThe greatest need in the body of Christ today is for spiritual leadership training, and the first law of spiritual leadership is that you are not the leader—the Holy Spirit is! If you follow him, you will lead many to righteousness.
Veteran pastor Wes Daughenbaugh, a Christian leader for nearly fifty years and author of five books, presents a wealth of spiritual wisdom designed to help Christian leaders develop skills for true godly leadership.
Key topics:
  • The differences between secularized leadership and spiritual leadership.
  • How to avoid using people to obtain a secularized vision and instead have God’s vision for the individuals you are leading.
  • How to have influence with God (power in prayer).
  • The importance of spiritual warnings.
  • Seven ways to live in Christlike character virtues.
  • Over sixty professional drawings to help you “see” spiritual truths.
If you long for intimacy with God and want your life to glorify Jesus, you’ll find Good and Faithful Servant to be a comprehensive, timely resource to help you be a Spirit-led servant of Jesus Christ and his church.

Click here to get your copy!
The book is a very interesting view of leadership. As I started reading,   something stood out right away. I have heard and also been one of the people  who have  prayed , “ God help me be more like you.” I desired to be more compassionate, more forgiving and more like God. The author says we should be praying , “Lord  make me just like Jesus.” I had to think about that statement for a bit. Have we been praying the wrong thing? Can we really be just like Jesus? After all He desires us to be His disciples; so in order to do that don’t we need to be just like Him?
I like how the author points out things churches are getting wrong. God doesn’t care how big a church is or how many people are in a church. He cares  about our salvation. I thought the part about leadership coming together to pray as people are entering the sanctuary was very good. I always wondered why the leadership was secluded from everyone instead of being there greeting people as they walk in. His suggestion of praying as a team before people start showing up makes a lot of sense. Now the leadership team is available to welcome everyone instead of isolating themselves. 

The author does give readers a lot to think about. He uses  scriptures and stories from the Bible to illustrate his points. I may not agree with everything in the book, but overall his heart for people is evident. Leaders have a great responsibility to take God’s people in the right direction. I sometimes think we need to check our attitude at the door and allow God to guide us through His appointed people to be just like Him. 

The book for me is one that had me digging through scriptures and asking God to give me wisdom as I read. The author is honest and does not avoid topics that for some may be uncomfortable. Pastors need to warn their congregation about sin, not skim over it so no one gets offended. I have sat in services where I became very uncomfortable. It wasn’t because I was offended but because the truth was being spoken and I needed to hear it. We can only go as far as our leaders take us. If they aren’t willing  to preach about the consequences of sin, then how do we grow ? I remember a pastor telling the congregation that his message was going to ruffle some  feathers. He said, “Get ready to hear the truth.” He then said, “God gave me this message first.” What he was trying to convey was God was dealing with his heart first and then he was to give the message to the church. 

I appreciate the  Virtue List at the end of the book. It is something I will be studying each day. Overall the book is helpful and has some good insight into what God wants as a leader. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

About the Author

Wes D. PhotoMulti-published author Wes Daughenbaugh understands pastors and church leadership. He has served forty-six years in ministry as associate pastor, lead pastor, and traveling teacher-evangelist, preaching in fifty US states and several foreign countries. With the gift of teaching, Wes turns complex truths into easy-to-remember illustrations for leaders and readers. Ordained with the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, Wes lives with his wife, Bonnie, in western Oregon. They have two daughters, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Learn more at

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During my many years in the ministry I’ve tried to feed my leadership gift with books on leadership but I never bonded with them. They were so dry. Then never talked about being rich in God, how to get supernatural faith, have a dynamic prayer life or live in the power of the Spirit. I finally decided I just must not be a leader but only a “teacher.”  During those years I “led” thousands to Christ and led thousands more into forgiveness and lessons in Christ-like maturity.       Two years ago I began to pray earnestly that God would restore spiritual POWER to the American Church. Then to my surprise, God strongly impressed me to write a book on SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP and gave me the title and subtitle.  The book gushed out of me in eight days of writing and I’ve spent the last year and a half perfecting the copy and getting the sixty plus drawings finished.  This book has the leadership lessons the Holy Spirit personally taught me. They are not DRY.  You’ll find God’s presence in this book.  It will teach you how to be a great follower of the real LEADER of the church, the Holy Spirit.

ONE MORE THING:  These lessons are for every Christian.  We don’t need titles and positions to be spiritual leaders.  Just desire to “lead many to righteousness” by being a great follower of the Holy Spirit.  God will use YOU to bring “massive glory” to His name.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 9
By The Book, September 10 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, September 10
Inklings and notions, September 11
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 13 (Author Interview)
For the Love of Literature, September 15 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, September 15
For Him and My Family, September 16
Artistic Nobody, September 17 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 18 (Author Interview)
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 19
Through the Fire Blogs, September 20 (Author Interview)
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 21


To celebrate his tour, Wes is giving away the grand prize of a signed copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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