Inside Out
A Biblical and Practical Guide to Self-Leadership

by Bruce Hills


True leadership comes from the inside out, not the top down. The way we lead and influence people, in a ministry context, is not only by our words, decisions, directives or position, but also by the authenticity and example of our lives. It’s about who we are within.

It’s about leading ourselves so we can effectively lead others. It’s exercising leadership in and over our own lives. This is called ‘self-leadership’.

This book is about ‘self-leadership’—the intentional practice of disciplining, regulating and developing our lives and leadership so that we can effectively lead ourselves and others to fulfill God’s ultimate purposes of maturity and mission.

What others are saying

“This book digs deep, showing that leading ourselves well is the foundation for all credible and impacting leadership. Highly recommended.” Mark Conner, Former Senior Minister, CityLife Church, Melbourne — Australia.

“This book offers a comprehensive, deeply grounded yet easy to read multi-dimensional approach to leadership formation and development—a must read.” Dr Johan Roux, President, CEO of Tabor College, Adelaide — Australia.

“This book does not disappoint. It is written in a way that communicates cross-culturally and to the religious or non-religious mindset. This is a very valuable read.” Mal Macleod, Director Equip Ministries International, Senior Pastor, South West Christian Church, Melbourne — Australia.

“Bruce describes a Biblically centered approach that not only offers Christians the chance to develop effective and resilient individual leadership, but one by which the art of leadership itself can be redeemed. I strongly recommend it.” Jim Wallace AM, Brigadier (ret); Former commander of the Australian SAS, Founder of the Australian Christian Lobby.

About the author

Pastor Bruce Hills (B Min, MA Theo): Bruce has been in Christian ministry since 1984 and brings a wealth of experience and wisdom. He is known and respected around Australia for his prophetic and insightful preaching. One well-known Christian leader in Asia described him as having the ‘precision of a teacher, but the fire of a prophet’.

Bruce frequently travels to many nations speaking at seminars and conferences. For nine years (2000-2009) Bruce pastored one of Australia’s largest Pentecostal churches. He now serves as International Director for World Outreach International, a mission agency with a vision for least reached people groups.

Bruce has authored two books, Praying with Power – How to Engage in a Deeper Level of Personal Prayer by Praying the Scriptures and Fearproof – How to Overcome the Paralyzing Power of Fear – exploring the ‘do not fear’ statements of the Old Testament.

Bruce has been married to Fiona since 1983 and has three grown children and one granddaughter. They live in Melbourne, Australia. Visit for more information on the author.


Primary classification: Religion: Christian Church – Leadership
Other classification: Religion: Christian Life – Spiritual Growth
Language: English
Print ISBN & RRPs: 978-0-6480116-0-6
USD$18.95, AUD$22.95, GBP13.95, EU16.95
eBook ISBN & RRPs: 978-0-6480116-1-3
USD$9.99, AUD$9.99, GBP4.99, EU4.99
Publish date: May 2017
Edition number: 1
Pages: 328
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 in; 216 x 140 mm

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