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Saint Peter's Principles: Leadership for Those Who Already Know Their Incompetence (Lillback)

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All thoughtful leaders can admit experiences of ongoing incompetence—dilemmas, decisions, and even debacles that make them question how they became leaders in the first place.

When we look at St. Peter, however, we see a great leader who engaged with his weaknesses and knew his shortcomings. By following his example, we become better leaders in any arena. 

Seminary president Peter Lillback’s profound treatment of more than 100 principles drawn from St. Peter helps you to think through your

  • management style
  • communication
  • decision-making
  • and more

Practical spiritual exercises put the lessons of each short chapter into action—bringing joy to our hearts, guidance to our lives, and help to our service.

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Peter A. Lillback is president and professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years as well as authored books and numerous articles in the fields of the Reformation and the post-Reformation era.



“This is a rich, wonderfully instructive and helpful compendium of wisdom on all aspects of leadership.”  —Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Bainbridge, Ohio 

“I have never read a book on leadership quite like this one. . . . A treasure-house of wisdom to be digested slowly.”  —D. A. Carson, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

“Indispensable, practical, historical. . . . So well organized that a potential leader in crisis can turn straight to the section that solves that particular leadership dilemma, get the answer, and head into the next meeting.”  Louie Gohmert, Member, US House of Representatives, Texas’s First Congressional District 

“This is a remarkable book, filled with practical, biblical wisdom. . . . Highly recommended.”  —Wayne Grudem, Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary