DANGEROUS CALLING: CONFRONTING THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
By Paul David Tripp
Format: Hardcover w/Jacket
Page Count: 240
Running Time: 0
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 13.8 ounces
Published: October 31, 2012
About Dangerous Calling:
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churchesworldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture.
He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of peoplethat 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 wellbeing and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body.
Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member andchurch leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.
“My friendPaul Tripp shines the spotlight of God’s Word intothe heart of every pastor in this book, DangerousCalling. If you have been in ministry for 20 minutes or 20 years, I commend it to you. Approach itprayerfully, passionately, and be prepared for thechange God will make in your heart, life, and ministry.”
-James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, HarvestBible Chapel; author, Vertical Church
“Thisbook is ‘good’ in the same way that heart surgeryis good. It's painful and scary and as you read ityou'll be tempted to run away from the truth it contains. But it just might save your life. Pastorsneed this book. I know I really needed it. It challenged me and rebuked me even as it gave me hopeand fresh faith in God for pastoral ministry.”
-Joshua Harris, Senior Pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland; author, Dug Down Deep