Books & Publications

Dave has written three books on leadership based on his five decades of ministry and leadership experience.  He is also available to speak or present seminars on theses topics.  These book are available in both digital and paper versions, see links below.

Leaders Who Last

If the Christian life is like a race, we must admit that too many Christian leaders stumble, burn out, or veer off the track. Clearly it is not automatic that a leader will finish well.

Based on Dave Kraft’s thirty-five years of leading, teaching, leadership, and coaching dozens of Christian leaders, Leaders Who Last moves through three stages of leadership: foundations, formation, and fruitfulness. Concise, anecdotal, and packed with wisdom, this book will help you aim your ambitions, refine your character, and position yourself to be an effective leader who endures.

Learning Leadership from Nehemiah

“Christian leaders are deeply concerned about the fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose in dependence on Him, they do something about it.”

If you are a hungry, passionate kingdom leader, this book is for you. Taking the life and leadership of Nehemiah, Dave Kraft gleans twelve principles and infuses them with his insights and experiences from forty-eight years of pastoral leadership. The result is a book that combines biblical faithfulness with practical wisdom.

Mistakes Leaders Make

You Don’t Have to Learn This the Hard Way…

Anyone involved in leadership knows that it’s tough and mistakes are bound to happen. But some mistakes are more costly than others and can result in the end of effectiveness, the loss of important relationships, and disqualification from ministry.

Using the story of a fictitious church team to demonstrate the problems, principles, and practice of finding solutions, leadership expert Dave Kraft uncovers the top 10 critical mistakes leaders make and shows you how to avoid them so you can have ministry and relationships that last.