Dangerous Calling - Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

 
9781937825362: Dangerous Calling - Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry

There's something very dangerous about pastoral culture... After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture. He's not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to him, and restores him if necessary. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy - an environment that actively undermines the well-being and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is material that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today. It's the most honest discussion of ministry you will encounter.

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My friend Paul Tripp shines the spotlight of God s Word into the heart of every pastor. If you have been in ministry for 20 minutes or 20 years, I commend it to you. Be prepared for the change God will make in your heart, life, and ministry. --James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and author of Vertical Church

Tripp has done it again. With probing insight and robust realism, he takes an honest look into the challenges that are unique to, or intensified by, pastoral ministry. Gospel-centered and grace saturated to the core, Dangerous Calling is a must read. --Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of Jesus + Nothing = Everything

This book is 'good' in the same way that heart surgery is good. It's painful and scary and as you read it you'll be tempted to run away from the truth it contains. But it just might save your life. Pastors need this book. I know I really needed it. It challenged me and rebuked me even as it gave me hope and fresh faith in God for pastoral ministry. --Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland; author, Dug Down Deep

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Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 13 books on Christian living and travel around the world preaching and teaching. Paul's driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world.

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