There are a lot of books that talk about leadership, many are written to provide steps that are “sure” to make you into a great leader. They tend to stay focused on the positive aspects. Any mentions of failures are short. In Salvaged, Roy Goble takes a different approach, he tells of successes and failures, and warns that things won’t always be hunky-dory.
Sharing lessons that he has learned from growing up working in a junkyard, and relating them to passages from the Bible, Goble shows the good and the bad of being in leadership. Some of what he says can be hard to take, especially if you are expecting a book that will make you feel warm and fuzzy, but it is full of helpful advice.
When I started the book, one of my first thoughts was that I’m not really a leader, and I try hard to keep that title and my name separate. However, I was quick to find out that my understanding of leadership was a bit short-sighted. Each chapter had information that was easy to understand and use. I also like that he keeps each chapter short and to the point. He shares enough of the story to make sure you can understand it, but doesn’t beat a dead horse.
One key thing that I got from the book is that leaders should be leading others to Christ, regardless of what type of leader you are.
I received a free copy of Salvaged from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for this honest review.