Ignatius Fernandez




Jesus Christ True Leader and Perfect Gentleman

JESUS CHRIST – True Leader and Perfect Gentleman is one of the unique books on Jesus, published in the last two decades; with a remarkably practical and insightful portrayal of Jesus Christ as an outstanding leader and peerless gentleman.

Many people see Jesus Christ as the Son of God, a religious leader and the founder of Christianity; but there is more to him. He is also the Son of Man, a true leader and a perfect gentleman. This book explores those facets of his splendid personality. Authentic – the gold standard of leadership – he was true to himself and not tainted by the lust for power. Instead, with maturity, he managed power and authority. As an example to his followers, he was unmatched. There was no deceit in his words, and his actions were above reproach. With remarkable foresight and compassion, he led his disciples, enriched his contemporaries, showed women and children their rightful place in society, and guided people to find their dignity.

Profoundly wise, disarmingly simple, uncommonly compassionate and unconditionally caring, he was the epitome of goodness. He worked for others, not himself; for the approval of God, not the applause of men. Committed to living the values he taught, his methods were as lofty as his goals; winning followers among hardhearted people, awe-struck disciples, and the grudging opposition. In one voice, they all declared that “He has done everything well”.

To understand the essence of leadership, the author compares Jesus with other leaders – drawn from different domains and periods. The comparison is stark.

With an exercise on leadership, at the end of the book, leaders and aspiring leaders will find merit in the prescription Jesus offers of service before self. If you care for leadership, you will love reading   JESUS CHRIST – True Leader and Perfect Gentleman.

Make a copy of this book your own. The insights have much to offer and can set you thinking about your values, style of leadership and approach to people.

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If you want to focus only on the here and now, in terms of improving your leadership qualities, I can think of no better book than this. If you believe, like I do, that the goal of life is to prepare ourselves for the person we want to be in the next life (eternal life), this book should be on your reading list. Either way it is a great investment in yourself and your leadership skills.

EDWARD VALENZUELA – Managing Director, Accenture

In crafting this work, the author has done a thorough study of the Biblical sources and other relevant materials. At the same time, this volume is highly accessible to people of different backgrounds who could read it with ease and derive benefit. The language is like a limpid stream, clear, flowing and refreshing. The author draws from his own experience and from different sources to illustrate the life and teachings of Jesus and bring out their deeper meanings and implications. The whole work is studded with illuminating quotes, sayings, insights, anecdotes and narrations. This makes it gripping and fascinating to read. That is how I found the book to be. Even friends of other faiths, without Christian background and knowledge, would find this book a good introduction to understand the person of Jesus, his life and teachings.

Emeritus Professor, University of Madras; Former ICCR Professor, Trinity College, Dublin

Chapters 13 and 14 are unique in that very rarely do we see reflections on Jesus’ contemporaries and women and children around him, where the author attempts to highlight certain aspects of leadership through these relationships. The chapter on women especially cries out about the challenges and odds faced by women today as they had 2,000 years ago, even as it draws attention to how Jesus treated them as persons first, thus showing how leadership should rise above gender discrimination.

JOSEPH ROZARIO – Marketing Communication Specialist

Great reading! The title is arresting as it sets the book apart from many other books written on Jesus. It is packed with facts, but the author presents his extensive research without attempting to be scholarly. Therefore he strikes an authentic note, with his words directed at the reader’s heart. Jesus’ amazing life-principles inspire the reader to find a better life.

President, Editor in Chief of Life Media and Communications, writer and speaker.

The book, Jesus Christ – True Leader and Perfect Gentleman, is well crafted, peppered with anecdotes, short stories, inspirational maxims, scriptural quotes and personal and practical insights. JCTLPG is a practical guidebook not only for leaders of business and politics but also for seekers and spiritual leaders, for believers and atheists, teachers and students alike in their pursuit of temporal and spiritual excellence which are the two inseparable sides of our human existence. It is also a highly inspiring book for all those who are aspiring to be perfect gentlemen. The 250 page book JCTLPG is divided into 18 interesting, riveting, stress-free and easy-to-read chapters.

Professor, Dept. of English and Social Communications, Morning Star College,
Former editor of The Herald – The National Newsweekly.

The aim of the book has been achieved: To prove that Jesus was not a myth but a true leader and perfect gentleman, harmonizing his divinity and humanity. The book satisfies the varied interests of readers: some, as students to actualize their dreams of leadership; some, as peers to excel in the task of leading; some, as seekers of the truth to find spiritual guidance; and others, to find literary value in it.

P. THOMPSON – former Under-Secretary, Government of Tamilnadu.

Well-written! The actionable outcomes of the study are to foster gentlemanly and humble leadership qualities patterned after Jesus, and to encourage leaders to learn lessons from him – which is to lead others with grace and wisdom. In short, to succeed as leaders in the same way Jesus did. Readers who take Fernandez’s book seriously and follow its precepts will become true leaders and perfect gentlemen!

Writer, speaker and Instructor at Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies

What is impressive is that the author also includes great personalities of the secular world. Some of the more popular figures are: Steve Jobs and Lee Kwan Yew. Even political leaders who have played significant roles in the lives of people are cited. It is indeed necessary that in the world we live in today both the spiritual and the secular combine. The author is very careful about the due importance he gives to these characters. The difference between Jesus and the other leaders is remarkably brought out when he writes: “Unlike them Jesus was committed to living the values he taught. His methods were as lofty as his goals”

VM JOSE S – Ph.D (Theology), Reader in Theology