I will argue that there is nothing new or "hidden" about the information Lawrenz presents in this book. I think that's a good thing. This is all Scripturally sound, time honored and tested, solid information that is helpful to those seeking to be good leaders. That is what makes it valuable. This isn't some new trendy system that's going to fizzle in a few years. It's not some "newly discovered" "ancient practice" or anything silly like that. Perhaps the only hidden thing about this stuff is that it's not often passed on to the entire body.
So often, we split the ideas of leadership in the church and elsewhere. We live in two worlds where you are a "Christian leader" if you are in leadership in the church (which is usually equated with "pastor" and sometimes "elder") and if you lead anywhere else, you are just a "leader." Lawrenz brings the two together and makes the idea of being a leader and a Christian accessible to everyone in both the Church and the rest of the world. Which is great because we aren't called to be the "salt of the Church," right?
Well organized and easy to read, this book is a good read for people at many places in their spiritual journeys. It is suggested at the beginning of the book that it be read as a small group and I agree that would be a good use of this resource. Depending on the reading level and drive of you group, this could be used as anything from a four week study to a full semester or more. It would be a great way to kick start a small group or Sunday school class into applying good, Christian leadership skills to their everyday lives.