Sunday, October 30, 2011

Letters to a Young Pastor

Author: Calvin Miller
Publisher: David C. Cook
September 2011
ISBN 978-0-7814-0577-5
Religion/Christian Ministry/General
Reviewed by Steve Hilton

God is love, and people are broken. Two truths that every pastor knows, but quite often forgets in the busy, often hectic, sometimes frantic business of doing ministry in the 21st Century. Calvin Miller, distinguished writer-in-residence at the Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, and a former pastor with 25 years under his belt, clearly, gently, often humorously reminds every young pastor of these fundamental truths in this book which was written with one intention: to encourage young pastors to fight the good fight for the faith, to stay the course, and to keep their eyes on the Author and Finisher of the faith. In these pages, Calvin Miller’s heart for the church, and for the undershepherds who lead them, can be clearly seen. And at 252 pages, it is clear that Calvin Miller has distilled his quarter-century of ministry-in-the-trenches into a work that can be easily read in a short time by those busy young pastors, and yet will linger in their hearts and minds for a lifetime. Well done, Pastor Miller. Well done, indeed!

252 pages

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