How will you live and lead? Judges forces you as a reader to ponder this question as you “judge” the lives of those portrayed upon its pages. For those who aspire to become godly leaders in business, the home, and/or the church, Judges is required reading. Judges forces you to deconstruct the traditional and the popular views of leadership prevalent in our culture and see them for what they truly are: self-reliant and self-focused. Far too often Christians have tried to “redeem” models/styles of leadership that reflect an anti-YHWH reliance upon one’s own strength, wit, and resources. In contrast, Judges displays in its own unique way that the strength, wit, and resources needed to live and lead come from the presence of YHWH alone.