Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp

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Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry Read Online Free - After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, 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 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 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 and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.

Title : Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
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ISBN : 1433535823
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 227 pages


Douglas rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2013

This was a very good book and an important one. The only basic criticism I had was that it was too short. Given how many flat rocks this book is found to turn over, uncovering all sorts of creepy crawlies in the pastoral ministry, Tripp really needed to have a chapter on sorting out when a minist...

Jimmy rated it ★★★★★

May 06, 2017

I knew the ministry was tough. Figured that out the hard way. I still love it and want to do it the rest of my life. I thank God for it, but it’s tough. This book (Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp) was like the ultimate gut check for me. Funny thing was that unlike what I’ve been tempted to...

Sean rated it ★★★★☆

October 29, 2012

Key point of the book (from my perspective): A pastor's "ministry will never be shaped by his knowledge (of Scripture) and (ministry) skill alone but also, inevitably, by the condition of his heart" (p. 52). Also, particularly important for our current, seminary-ized pastoral culture: Biblical lit...

Demetrius rated it ★★★★☆

December 20, 2017

What an important book for the health of the church and those who fulfill the role as pastor. Much of 'ministry burnout' across America happens, I think, because pastors take on too many cultural expectations. They are lauded and celebrated because we love to idolize our leaders. And because we c...

Mark rated it ★★★☆☆

December 13, 2012

I liked this book for pastors (I'm sort of a pastor). I really did. It's an excellent book. But it gets three stars because, searching my heart of hearts, I can't honestly say—as Goodreads requires for four stars—that I "really liked" it. I also can't call it "amazing" (five stars). I felt like T...

Daniel rated it ★★★★★

January 19, 2013

This book is convicting. Period. The only reason I didn't remain in a state of guilt is because Tripp continuously points one back to the gospel, the person and work of Jesus. Many consider William Still's book, The Work of the Pastor, to be the must-read book for pastors today. While Still's book...

Don rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2013

This book is a dangerous blessing. Paul David Tripp does a excellent job of calling pastors an other ministry leaders to consider not only their calling, but their relationship to the One who called them. He is very open and honest about his own ministry trials, provides ample illustration of oth...

Allison rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2015

Main thoughts I take from this are that the lives of pastors are way harder than I ever imagined. I never imagined all the pressures and weird temptations that they go through. Main key phrases include "preach the gospel to yourself, listen to people, do your job well, stay humble..." a lot of th...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2016

I think this book is required to any who's doing any sort of ministry or service, not only pastors. The authors leads the reader through some heart checkpoint that sometimes are hard to face, but then he shines the light on the darkest parts of the minister's souls. This book is able to help one...

Scott rated it ★★★☆☆

October 22, 2017

There are some helpful nuggets here and there, but I found myself annoyed with some of the premises and writing style. For one thing, the "seminary is for Satan" premise grates on me. The idea here is that folks go to seminary and learn to "master" the Bible, theology, etc. and then begin to inst...

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