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Written by Tod Bolsinger

Narrated by Tom Parks

1 hours, 13 minutes

Released 6/30/2020

Christian Living/Professional Growth




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In just a few weeks, everything changed. Hopes that we would soon return to normal quickly faded as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world. Christian leaders have been forced to deal with the loss of in-person gatherings, devastating financial hits, and the heightened anxiety of facing a future with no clear understanding of what it may look like. What does ministry require now? And how can those who feel the burden of leading in this unprecedented context be equipped for their calling?

For decades, Tod Bolsinger has helped leaders learn to adapt to a rapidly changing world that seminary training had not prepared them for. Now he has provided a unique resource applying some of his key insights to the current global crisis. Leadership for a Time of Pandemic draws from Tod's popular book Canoeing the Mountains to describe the basics of adaptive leadership in uncharted territory. Then, in a preview of his forthcoming book Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change, he focuses on how to create a rule of life in order to stay resilient.

This brief, timely audiobook is an ideal resource for leadership teams to explore together. Christian leaders in any context will find wisdom and encouragement to provide the kind of resilient leadership that has never been so necessary.


Tod Bolsinger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the VP for Vocation and Formation and assistant professor of practical theology at FTS. A frequent speaker, consultant and blogger, he serves as an executive coach for corporate, nonprofit, educational and church organizations in transformational leadership. For a combined 27 years he was the senior pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church (California) and First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Tod and his wife Beth have two children.


Since recording his first book for the Kansas Audio Reader Network 30 years ago, Tom Parks has enjoyed giving voice to stories.  He has been nominated for Audies and received several Headphones Awards, and, reviewers have described his performances as “conversational,” “energetic,” “earnest,” “sincere,” and as having a certain “gravity.”  Tom is also an active workshop leader and in-demand speaker to corporations and is a featured lecturer for Carnival Cruise Lines. 

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