A BOOK REVIEW PRESENTED TO
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENTS
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
LAWS OF LEADERSHIP LS 283
November 4, 2011
Towns, Elmer. The 8 Laws of Leadership: Making Extraordinary Leadrs out of Ordinary Believers. Lynchburg, VA: Church Growth Institure, 1992. 115 Pp. This review will attempt to expound on The 8 Laws of Leadership written by Dr. Elmer Towns. Towns presents this book as an effort to equip leaders and rising leaders with essential tools needed to be effective. He holds fast to the premise of Dr. Lee Robertson that “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
Elmer Towns is the co-founder of Liberty University where he serves as Vice-President and Dean of the School of Religion. He also held the office of president at the Winnipeg Bible and Theology Institute in Winnipeg, Canada for several years. Under Towns’ administration, the college received its accreditation, paid off all debt, doubled its enrollment and laid a solid foundation for a theological seminary. He has authored and co-authored over 100 books which are listed in the Library of Congress, 7 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks, “The 8 Laws of Leadership” being one of them. He has also authored over twenty resource packets for leadership education. Amongst other things he has served tirelessly as a dedicated Sunday school teacher and has gained invaluable leadership experience in academia, administration and areas of education. He continuously holds seminars and lectures, helping other leaders by sharing his experiences and wisdom.
In this book, Towns illustrates how anyone can be a leader. It is not the position that makes the leader but their ability to influence and relate to other people. He determines to effectively discuss “true leadership”, the type of
References: Towns, Elmer. Spiritual Breakthroughs. 2001. http://elmertowns.com/ (accessed October 2011). Town, Elmer. The 8 Laws of Leadership: Making Extraordinary Leadrs out of Ordinary Believers. Edited by Cindy G. Spear. Lynchburg, VA: Church Growth Institure, 1992. Towns, Sam. Elmer Towns: A Biographical and Chronological Presentation of His Writings. Dissertation, Pasedena: Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988.