Releasing today: LEAD…for God’s Sake! By Todd Gongwer


Today Todd Gongwer’s book LEAD…for God’s Sake! has officially launched. There are a lot of people excited about this book including former Notre Dame head football coach, Lou Holtz and former University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer.

“This is a book I could not put down. Every parent, coach, manager, and leader should read it. I wish I had read it 30 years ago.” —Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame head football coach

“One of the most powerful books I have ever read.” —Urban Meyer, former University of Florida head football coach

(Check out this video with Todd and coach Meyer)

For more information about this excellent title, visit the product page over at, or visit the LEAD…for God’s Sake! Facebook page.

Official Press Release from Tyndale:
Carol Stream, Ill.—Tyndale House Publishers today announced that it has acquired LEAD . . . for God’s Sake!: A parable for finding the heart of leadership, the acclaimed once self-published leadership parable by Todd G. Gongwer. Of the 28 reviews currently on Amazon, all 28 are five-star reviews. The story has resonated with leaders throughout the country and has received endorsements from such coaching legends as Lou Holtz and Urban Meyer, as well as business, military, and church leaders. You may learn more about the book at

Releasing November 2011 (Tyndale House Publishers, $22.99, 978-1-4143-7055-2, 256 pages), LEAD . . . for God’s Sake is a story about Steve Rocker, one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history. About to enter a season with enormous expectations, Rocker’s players have lost their will to win and their passion for the game. None of Coach Rocker’s tried and true motivational methods are working, and he doesn’t know why.

As the season continues to spiral downward and his home life begins to mirror the problems he is facing on the court, Coach Rocker stumbles upon a most unlikely mentor—Joe Taylor, the school’s janitor—who seems to have the answers to all of Coach’s problems. Joe helps Coach turn his season around and reconnect not only with his players, but with his wife and children as well. Joe ultimately helps Coach realize that his true purpose in life is not to win games, set records, or achieve personal acclaim—but rather to influence others by leading from the heart.

LEAD . . . for God’s Sake! is both a fast-paced read and a book that leaders will wish to revisit again and again. It will ultimately help readers recognize what must be understood in order to be a truly effective leader. If you often ask yourself, “Why do I do what I do?” this book is for you.

About the Author: Todd Gongwer has spent nearly 20 years developing his expertise in leadership, team, and cultural dynamics. He has held executive positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to public entities. He also served as an assistant college basketball coach for more than a decade. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Traci, and their two children.

Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.