Kevin Meyers and John C. Maxwell
New York: FaithWords, 2014
Home Run is the story of 12Stone church in Atlanta authored by its founding pastor with afterthoughts and discussion questions by Maxwell. Myers walks through his personal leadership development from a church plant to more than 15,000 members. He is honest, vulnerable and writes as a practitioner. Using baseball as a metaphor for leadership development, Myers challenges the reader to run the bases in the proper order. First base is character, second base is community, and third base is competence. The warning both authors offer is that too many leaders run the bases backward, concerned with performance before developing character and community.