Dangerous Calling – Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp’s book has been titled incorrectly.  Dangerous Calling should be titled, Lessons in the Woodshed.  The author guides pastors to the woodshed again and again and again.  While this is clearly not the most glowing and winsome way to begin a book review, readers will see firsthand that the author is committed to tellingContinue reading “Dangerous Calling – Paul David Tripp”

Battling Discouragement in Pastoral Ministry – C.H. Spurgeon

C.H. Spurgeon. Autobiography, Volume 2: The Full Harvest, 1860-1892. Carlisle: Banner of Truth, 1973. 524 pp. $36.00 In his excellent piece, 21 Maxims for Discouraged Pastors, Douglas Wilson reminds us that discouragement is part and parcel of pastoral ministry. Here is a piece of advice for men in pastoral ministry. Whenever you face the fires […]

Battling Discouragement in Pastoral Ministry – C.H. Spurgeon

C.H. Spurgeon. Autobiography, Volume 2: The Full Harvest, 1860-1892. Carlisle: Banner of Truth, 1973. 524 pp. $36.00 In his excellent piece, 21 Maxims for Discouraged Pastors, Douglas Wilson reminds us that discouragement is part and parcel of pastoral ministry. Here is a piece of advice for men in pastoral ministry. Whenever you face the firesContinue reading “Battling Discouragement in Pastoral Ministry – C.H. Spurgeon”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1

Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles is a magnum opus if I ever saw one.  The subtitle nicely summarizes the path that is set before readers as they study the rich biography of the Prince of Preachers and gain insight into the theological landscape that dominatedContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1”

DANGEROUS CALLING – Paul David Tripp (2012)

Paul David Tripp’s book has been titled incorrectly.  Dangerous Calling should be titled, Lessons in the Woodshed.  The author guides pastors to the woodshed again and again and again.  While this is clearly not the most glowing and winsome way to begin a book review, readers will see firsthand that the author is committed to tellingContinue reading “DANGEROUS CALLING – Paul David Tripp (2012)”

DEAR TIMOTHY: Letters on Pastoral Ministry – Tom Ascol, Ed (2004)

Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, edited by Tom Ascol includes twenty mock letters to a new pastor.  Each letter is meant to inspire, educate, motivate, and admonish.  Letters are written by seasoned pastors who have “run the bases” of pastoral ministry multiple times.  Topics include matters of character, theological conviction, preaching, evangelism, worship, training,Continue reading “DEAR TIMOTHY: Letters on Pastoral Ministry – Tom Ascol, Ed (2004)”