Book Review : Lead Your Family Like Jesus

Lead Your Family Like Jesus is a book by three different authors : Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Tricia Goyer.  I really enjoyed reading through this book and especially enjoyed how a different author shared their perspective with ideas, stories and experience.

There are four major sections which include The Heart, The Head, The hands and The Habits.  In each section there are 3 subsections, one written by each author.   I liked the practical ideas and suggestions that were offered.  The Head section included the explanation of how to establish family values and then how to implement them with your family.  I felt like this was exactly what I needed to be reading about.  While we are a family that has a semblance of a plan it is not written down, not specific, and not as effective!!  I cannot wait to do this with my family!


The other section I thought was one to not miss was the Teaching to the Test – a chapter focused on how to help children succeed.  This idea was to be supporting our kids in such a way that they get the A – they know what the test will be and are able to ace it.  The illustration was of Jesus washing his disciples feet, showing them how to serve, and then passing the responsibility to serve to them.  

This book presents ideas in very easy to understand terms.  This would be a great tool for couples to read together or even for a single mom or dad.  The information is so great, I think all parents would benefit greatly!!

To read what others are saying about this book go HERE.

Here are a couple videos to draw you into the book a bit more!! Enjoy!

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I highly recommend this book, and thanks to Litfuse for sending me a copy so that I could review this book!

More about Lead Your Family Like Jesus:

Powerful Parenting Principles from the Creator of Families

(Focus on the Family/Tyndale) – Does your family need a five-star general at the helm? A psychologist? A referee? Ken Blanchard, best-selling co-author of The One Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus, points to a better role model: the Son of God. Joined by veteran parents and authors Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer, renowned business mentor Blanchard shows how every family member benefits when parents take the reins as servant-leaders. Moms and dads will see themselves in a whole new light-as life-changers who get their example, strength, and joy from following Jesus at home. This user-friendly book’s practical principles and personal stories mark the path to a truly Christ-centered family, where integrity, love, grace, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness make all the difference.

Link to buy the book:

Meet the Authors:


Bestselling author of more than 30 novels, nine nonfiction books, and more than three hundred articles for national publications; 2003 “Writer of the Year” at the Mount Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference; popular blog writer, speaker, and radio host

Learn more about Tricia at


Leadership expert and author of over 50 books, including the New York Times bestseller, The One-Minute Manager; cofounder of Lead Like Jesus; and coauthor of Lead Like Jesus; Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time

Learn more about Ken at


A human resource and industrial relations manager in corporate America for 36 years with Xerox Corporation and U.S. Steel, co- founder of Lead Like Jesus; co-author of five books, including The Servant Leader and Leadership by the Book with Bill Hybels.

Learn more about Phil at

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