Mentoring Wisdom: Living and Leading Well
Author: Dr. Carson Pue
Publisher: Castle Quay Books
List Price: $16.95
Rating: 4.5/5 (Rating System)
Review by Laureen Faith Guenther
Every leader longs sometimes for the mentorship of another, more experienced leader. For the times when a face-to-face mentor-leader isn’t available, leaders can now turn to Carson Pue’s Mentoring Wisdom.
Drawing on three decades in ministry leadership, most recently as CEO of Arrow Leadership and now as pastor of a downtown Vancouver church, Pue serves bite-size chapters of leadership wisdom on common issues like fatigue, perseverance, focus, discouragement, goal-setting, integrity, self-care, time management and planning for change.
Each two-three page chapter is structured like a devotional, with instruction followed by Scripture and prayer. The book’s only drawback is that the prayers are very specific and rather long, so not every reader may identify with all of them.
Many chapters bring encouragement and reassurance, but Mentoring Wisdom is more than just a feel-good book; it is about motivating and equipping leaders to lead, and to continue leading well, through victories and despite setbacks.
The book’s index of common leadership topics enhances its potential as a reference.
Leaders in all types of roles and organizations will find Mentoring Wisdom useful and thought-provoking. I heartily recommend it. Learn more about Carson Pue at www.carsonpue.net. Mentoring Wisdom may be purchased at www.castlequaybooks.com or amazon.ca.
Laureen Guenther has loved the written word since she was a tiny, little girl, and started writing professionally in 2001. She’s written Sunday School curriculum, church ministry guidebooks, and a column for a writers’ periodical. She blogs at http://reeniesresources.blogspot.com. Laureen is also a teacher, a special needs ministry volunteer, and a devoted auntie.