N.T. Wright’s book, subtitled Why Christian Character Matters, focuses on the need for virtue becoming “second nature.” Virtue must be a natural or automatic response for leaders.
The book develops three major thoughts. The first examines the virtuous purpose of Christian character.
The second discusses the need for character transformation. Character transformation must occur within, creating a change of actions demonstrated in our conduct.
The third considers the virtues of faith, hope, and love. These virtues are developed within the context of community.
We must implement these virtues, but we need each other to do so. We cannot develop as spiritual leaders in isolation.