""Among the many noteworthy characters which color the pages of Scripture, there is one who has given and continues to give insight and inspiration to people of faith for over 25 centuries. His name is Solomon--the third ruler of Israel and the second son born to King David and the beautiful Bathsheba . . . Why is it that Solomon has spanned the centuries as an icon of the faithful? What are the keys to his amazing success as a leader of people and as a servant of God? What do the life and legacy of Solomon have to say to persons of our day who are seeking to be faithful to God and beneficial to our society? These are the questions which this book seeks to address."" --from the Introduction Samuel, building upon his own experience as a pastor of a mega-church, shares Solomon's four keys of leadership found in 1 Kings: -Wisdom: 1 Kings 3:4-13 -Work: 1 Kings 5:1-18 -Worship: 1 Kings 8:1-11 -Witness: 1 Kings 10:1-9 Samuel uses a biblical model from several different versions of the Bible to help clergy and other church leaders understand the dynamics of good leadership so they can become more effective leaders and help to grow their congregations. The book includes study questions. ""Here, the subject of leadership is animated by an important leader: Solomon from Scripture and a Samuel from the trenches come alive in wisdom, work, worship and witness. A must for any feet of clay pastor who also wants to be a leader."" --Donna Schaper, Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church, New York City Kenneth L. Samuel is the pastor and organizer of Victory United Church of Christ in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He received his MDiv from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and his DMin from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.