Book: Faith, Leadership and Public Life Preston Manning
The connection between faith, leadership and public life is a complex one, as Preston Manning knows all too well from his years as a scout and trailblazer on Canada’s political frontiers. Now, in his new book Faith, Leadership and Public Life: Leadership Lessons from Moses to Jesus, he fearlessly tackles this subject by drawing upon his own years in Canada’s Parliament and political arena and upon relevant lessons to be learned from the public lives of the founding giants of Judaism and the Christian faith. He challenges people of faith today to learn from their examples about how to conduct ourselves responsibly at the faith-political interface while bringing what Jesus called “salt and light” to bear on the political issues and structures of our times. If you are a person of faith currently active in politics or leadership, or contemplating involvement in either, this book will help you in meeting those challenges.
“Few leaders know what it is to step onto a national stage to shape and sustain public opinion and action for a better democracy. Preston Manning has done that, not once, but twice, through his leadership in creating political parties, which gave him voice as leader of the Official Opposition to the government of Canada. This book contains Preston Manning’s true-north wisdom and is essential reading for reflective leadership.”
Lorna Dueck - CEO, Crossroads Global Media Group
“The worlds of religion and politics are going through a uniquely turbulent time…or maybe not. Manning’s compelling insights from the Bible and his own experience will change your perspective.”
Kevin Jenkins - President and CEO, World Vision International
“Preston’s use of storytelling keeps this potentially complex issue interesting and practical. A must-read for those who love politics or faith and want to understand how the two can work together seamlessly.”
The Honourable Chuck Strahl PC - Former Cabinet Minister and Member of the Parliament of Canada
“Manning’s new book connects Jesus to contemporary issues twenty centuries later. It also indicates why a native of Nazareth has a nominal following today of over a billion persons after a public career of only 36 months.”
The Honourable David Kilgour PC - Former Cabinet Minister and Member of the Parliament of Canada
Ernest Preston Manning is the founder of two federal political parties in Canada and has served as Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and has received honorary doctorates from six Canadian universities. Mr. Manning is a practicing Christian with a life-long interest in relating his faith to politics, business, and science. He is the author of two Canadian bestsellers, The New Canada (Macmillan, 1992), and Think Big: My Adventures in Life and Democracy (McClelland & Stewart, 2002).