Author: John Piper
Paperback: 287 pages
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (September 15, 2002)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.
By far one of the most needs to be read books by any pastor, or person having a yearning to join the ministry. Being a pastor is no easy undertaking, and also it is not a profession as many have deemed it today. One thing the author said has stuck with me, which was “that shepherds should smell like sheep” he continues to say “We should be so frequently among them that we smell like them, that we smell like their real lives…” This is an unpretentious tell it like it is book. Piper explains that as pastors we sometimes seem to forget our purpose in numerous occasions, and we have placed too much thought into the expertise of pastoring that we have forgotten that we are servants to the souls. He touches points such as worship, the pastors daily life etc. This is one book that I would recommend for anyone going to join the ministry, seminary or willing to appreciate what a true shepherd of sheep looks like.
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