Blackbelt Leader, Servant Leader Book Contest


This week, as a companion to our podcast featuring the work of Tim Warneka, founder of the Catholic Servant Leader movement, we are pleased to offer your chance to win one of two autographed copies of Tim’s great book, Black Belt Leader, Peaceful Leader: An Introduction to Catholic Servant Leadership.  Two winners will each receive one author signed copy of this book.

Start off the New Year by reading this great book!  Here’s a brief description:

“We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.” – U.S. Bishops’ Reflection, “Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions” Can you practice what the U.S. Bishops preach? Is it possible to be both a Christian and a successful leader? “Yes, you can!” says leadership expert and black belt Tim Warneka-when you discover Catholic Servant Leadership, an exciting new emotionally intelligent leadership approach based on the powerful tenets of the Roman Catholic faith, Leadership Science, the Servant Leadership movement, and the revolutionary non-violent martial art of Aikido (‘The Art of Peace’). With a powerful foreword by Bro. Ray Fitz, S.M., Ph.D., Past President of The University of Dayton (Ohio’s largest Catholic University), BLACK BELT LEADER, PEACEFUL LEADER is designed to be used throughout the Church-in high schools, youth programs, colleges, universities, lay reading groups and seminaries. Perfect for emerging student leaders as well as adults in sacred and secular leadership positions, Black Belt Leader, Peaceful Leader: An Introduction to Catholic Servant Leadership shows you how to be an effective Catholic Servant Leader while enhancing the lives of those you lead.

To enter, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on Saturday, January 17, 2009.  I’ll draw a random winner and announce the name over the weekend.  Check back every Sunday for a new contest from!

Update: Our prize winners are Michele R (#5) and Cindy (#8)  – they will receive their books soon!  A new contest will be announced on Sunday, January 25, 2009 so check the site for details.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Wow, LIsa! That sounds like a great book. I bet I could learn a lot to help me in my ministry as the director of the Confirmation program in my parish. I’ll have to check out that book.

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Christiana Tegart on

    Sounds like a great read, leadership from a Christian perspective…the world needs more of that.


  3. Hi Lisa- I’m looking forward to listening to this week’s podcast and hearing about Tim’s book on servant leadership as I studied and presented upon servant leadership/stewardship in my Masters program in Organizational and Leadership Management. How are you feeling after your treatment last week?

    God Bless,

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