The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey ISBN 978-0684858395

Whatever your goal, the step-by-step principles in this book can be applied to help you make the changes necessary to work towards that goal. Available in 34 languages (the ISBN refers to the English edition). A version is also available on CD-Rom.

An Authentic Servant: The marks of a spiritual leader
by Ajith Fernando

A booklet for Christian leaders at every level, with a study guide for personal or group use. It is available in English, Chinese, Russian and Korean, with translations underway in Tamil, Hindi, Spanish and Italian.

For more information about publishers and translations, go to

Managing a Health Facility
by Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya 

Rural communities often have no control over their health facility and may find that it lacks essential supplies and resources. How can the system be strengthened to ensure the effective delivery of basic health services? Can villagers with little or no schooling govern such services and support health care providers in their work? Can formally trained health care providers work under the governance of villagers and be accountable to them? This useful book provides step-by-step guidance on preparing health care providers and communities for the effective management of their local health services. 

To order, contact:
TALC, PO Box 49, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5TX, UK 


The book costs £4 plus delivery.

Courageous Leadership
by Bill Hybels ISBN 978-0310248811

This popular book on Christian leadership looks at identifying people's gifts and strengths so that the local church can bring transformation in the lives of members and the local community.

As Footsteps 83 on the Millennium Development Goals did not have a resources page, we include resources on two of the cross-cutting issues that affect whether or not the goals are achieved: nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Community Nutrition: A Handbook for Health and Development Workers
by Ann Burgess, Marlou Bijlsma and Carina Ismael (eds) 

This book has been prepared for health and other development professionals who work at community and district levels, as well as for teachers and students of nutrition. It is written in an easy-to-read style and has many illustrations. The book covers nutrients and foods, feeding the family and the causes, diagnosis and control of malnutrition through the life cycle. It pays particular attention to the emerging challenge of chronic conditions (such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases) and to the links between nutrition and HIV. The book also gives guidelines on programme implementation and on changing behaviour through better communication.

It is available from TALC (see details above) at £5.50 plus the cost of delivery or from:
AMREF bookshop, PO Box 30125-00100, Nairobi, Kenya


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Standards for Schools in Low-cost Settings
by Adams J, Bartram J, Chartier Y and Sims J (eds) (2009).

This book, published by the World Health Organization, contains guidelines for providing schooling in a healthy environment. The guidelines deal specifically with water supply, water quality, water quantity and access to water, hygiene promotion, sanitation (quality and access), control of vector-borne disease, cleaning and waste disposal, and food storage and preparation. The guidelines are written for use by education managers and planners, architects, urban planners, water and sanitation technicians, teaching staff, school boards, village education committees, local authorities and similar bodies.

The book can be downloaded free of charge here: 

It is also available in French.