"Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit."
Birth of Jesus
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. 20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “ Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. ” 22 Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:
( Emmanuel means “ God with us. ” )
24 When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. Joseph called him Jesus.
Leading a Life with God shows how personal practice evolves into leadership practice.
Wolpert examines twelve prayer practices and connects each to an aspect of spiritual leadership. He discusses how to use and apply prayer in church settings, showing how each component of leadership fits together with the life of prayer. Each chapter uses a biblical figure as a traveling companion for the reader. These familiar figures are models of prayer for spiritual leaders.
Leading a Life with God revisits many of the concepts first explored in Creating a Life with God, but the reader need not be familiar with the first book to gain insight into the second book.