If you are interested in reviewing books for the journal you should contact the Book Review Editor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As you prepare the review please keep the following guidelines in mind.
Standard book reviews should be no longer than 300-450 words although, depending on the book being reviewed, they may be longer occasionally. Book reviewers should discuss the length of the review with the Book Reviews Editor before writing. All book reviews should be prepared and submitted according to the general Guidelines for Authors of this journal.
The following information should be given about the book at the start of each review:
A book review should be a balanced and accurate description of the book, based on evidence and examples and not on subjective likes or dislikes of the reviewer. In addition, the review should include a fair assessment of the content with constructive comments about the strength and weaknesses of the book. Reviewers should also indicate the intended audience for the book and why Christian leaders would find it useful. Other aspects that may be part of a review are:
When referring to a particular page in the book indicate the page number in parenthesis, e.g.: (51). If the book is a collection of articles or papers written by different authors do not get lost in detailing each author and chapter. Instead evaluate the main themes of the book and the unifying or diverging perspectives present.
Double space your writing, use Times New Romans, 12 point font, and a 1-inch margin all around the page. Use italics instead of bold or underline, especially in bibliographic references. Electronic submission in Word or RTF format is preferred. Following the book review please include a brief biographical note that indicates your full name, title, position, institution, organization, or school (with location) where you are serving, and any information about previous experience and/or nationality if pertinent to the review. Please include this reference even if you are a frequent reviewer writing for the journal.
You will receive a copy of your review after it is published. Thank you for your contribution.
Erich Baumgartner, Editor
Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
Stan Patterson, Book-Review Editor
Christian Leadership Center