Every leader wants to finish well. But sometimes the challenges and discouragements in life become too much to handle. Overwhelmed, we settle for less than God’s best. Whether you are just beginning your ministry journey or are a seasoned veteran who is feeling tired, ineffective, and ready to quit. . . maybe it’s time for a Leadership Awakening.


“We are in desperate need for a leadership and spiritual awakening in our nation. Building upon lasting foundational principles, Doug Stringer is working tirelessly to plant the seeds for that awakening and revival.”

Bobby Jindal
Forrmer Governor, State of Louisiana

“True leadership is a calling, not a convenience. In the midst of great personal crises, Doug displayed his calling with the ‘peace that surpasses understanding.’ Some talk, others lead. Doug is among the latter.”

Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas

“Doug Stringer is a true hero, acknowledged as a champion advocate and mobilizer of ministry by many city churches since the founding and advancing of Somebody Cares Houston! His practical and penetrably effective strategy commands attention. His efforts have led to the formation of a ‘band of brothers’ with like values, leaders equipped with perception, passion, wisdom, and a practical spiritual sensitivity. Doug Stringer is among the five most effective parachurch leaders I have known in my fifty years of service. In a time of great need in our nation, cities, and local churches, I heartily recommend Leadership Awakening: Foundational Principles for Lasting Success. I urge you to open the pages of this book already knowing and fully assured that you will profit greatly.”

Jack W. Hayford
Founder and Chancellor, The King’s University, Southlake, Texas
Pastor Emeritus, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, California


 About the Author

DOUG STRINGER is founder and president of Turning Point Ministries International, which birthed an international movement known as Somebody Cares. Doug’s previous books include In Search of a Father’s Blessing, Somebody Cares, and Born to Die. He is published in numerous magazines and websites, including the Houston Chronicle, New Man, Charisma, Decision, National Religious Broadcasters magazine, Christian Single, and www.crosswalk.com. Doug is considered a bridge-builder and an ambassador of reconciliation amongst various ethnic and religious groups.