Servant Leader Strong

Tom R. Harper


For many years I struggled to lead in a difficult environment. My colleagues seemed to thrive on conflict. I sure didn’t. I tried to be a servant, but I couldn’t compete with their charisma and intensity.

Whether you lead in a church or the marketplace, you probably relate to Tom Harper’s desire to serve with strength. This book is the result of his three-year search through the Bible for wisdom on how to establish authority, overcome resistance, develop boldness, and manage conflict.

In Servant Leader Strong, you’ll discover hundreds of Bible verses and concepts that can help you rise to a new level of courageous, Christ-like leadership.


  • What does the Bible say about leadership? If you’ve ever asked that question, this book is for you. Tom Harper unpacks the fundamentals of leadership and gives us biblical grounding for what healthy, God-honoring leadership looks like. He’ll challenge and broaden your view of servant leadership and equip you with a biblical framework for high-performance leadership.

    Jenni Catron
    Jenni Catron Author, speaker, and founder of The 4Sight Group
  • What are you called to achieve as a servant leader? Servant Leader Strong will drive you to get after your goals fervently, excellently, and biblically. In these pages, you’ll find verse after verse that will build you up and fill you with the confidence that Jesus is standing right next to you—because he is!

    Kyle Idleman
    Kyle Idleman Author of not a fan and Don’t Give Up
  • Tom Harper’s new book Servant Leader Strong is the perfect book to take your leadership to the next level. Harper brilliantly takes a deep dive into Scripture to show the congruency between being a strong leader and also one that serves. In short, this book will inspire you and encourage you to lead more like Jesus—enough said!

    Dave Ferguson
    Dave Ferguson Author of Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders
  • Aslan is not safe, but he is good. The servant leader is meek but not weak. Tom Harper’s Servant Leader Strong offers a biblically dense regimen to build up the core strength of a true servant leader. I believe this is an invaluable resource for the leader intent on eternal success.

    Mike Sharrow
    Mike Sharrow CEO, The C12 Group
  • In Servant Leader Strong, Tom Harper provides a biblical roadmap for navigating the tension of leading as a servant in all dimensions of our lives. The book was convicting and calibrating for my leadership personally and professionally. Tom is my go-to advisor for faith and work!

    Daniel Montgomery
    Daniel Montgomery CEO of Leadership Reality and author of How to Be Present in an Absent World: A Leader’s Guide to Showing Up, Paying Attention, and Becoming Fully Human
  • Tom asked me to write a short endorsement for this book. I agreed because I know Tom writes good stuff and so I was happy to support his new work. What I didn't realize is how much I needed to read what I would be endorsing. This helpful book came at a great time in my personal leadership journey. I found some real encouragement. You will also.

    Ron Edmondson
    Ron Edmondson CEO, Leadership Network
  • Filled with Scripture, this book is a practical theology of servant leadership. I’d encourage you to read it slowly, think through the Scripture carefully, and allow God to work it into your life. A chapter a week will give you several weeks in God’s Word on the topic of strong servant leadership. Practical, challenging, and a fresh look at biblical leadership . . . I commend this book to you.

    Dr. Dann Spader
    Dr. Dann Spader Author of 4 Chair Discipling: What Jesus Calls Us to Do (part of the Like Jesus series)




About the Author

Tom Harper is CEO of Networld Media Group and publisher of, a free online source of encouragement, tips and how-to for leaders seeking to apply biblical principles in their daily lives. He is the author of Inner Threat: Combatting Christian Leadership’s Natural Enemy (DeepWater Books, 2022), Servant Leader Strong: Uniting Biblical Wisdom and High-Performance Leadership (DeepWater, 2019) and Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality (DeepWater, 2018). Tom attends Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky. with his wife and three children.

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