Description and excerpts from the book:
“Many of us have an idea of what we hope ministry will be like, but our hopes are often very different from the realities we encounter. The book Machiavellian Ministry: What Faith-Filled Leaders Can Learn from a Faithless Politician comes from a desire to examine what actually is prevalent in ministry and leadership and develop a plan to operate according to our encountered realities.” Terrell Carter
“Although Machiavelli gave his readers advice on how to gain and retain political power by any means necessary, his strategies are as applicable to the current challenges faced by church and community leadership as they are to the world of politics.” Terrell Carter
With the decreasing influence of the church and the continual growth of secularism within society, the ever present tensions between police and minority groups, and violence that is committed along racial and religious lines, the 21st Century is proving to be a challenging time to serve in ministry.
Machiavellian Ministry: What Faith-Filled Leaders Can Learn from a Faithless Politician provides leaders of churches and parachurch organizations with tools to lead while employing a realistic mindset that acknowledges current internal and external challenges while preparing for future opportunities of service. Machiavellian Ministry is a timeless book that will be valuable to current and future leaders.