Publication Date: January 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 240
Dimensions: 8.50 × 5.50 (inches)
"A book every person in ministry should read." —Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture.
Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an environment that actively undermines the well-being and effectiveness 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.
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?; Suffering; Parenting; and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Luella, and they have four grown children. For more information and resources, visit paultrippministries.org.
Very good book that every pastor should read, whether you're in year 1 or year 20 of your ministry (James MacDonald wrote an endorsement for this book, but seems like he didn't apply the book's principles in his own life). The overall message of the book is we cannot equate theological knowledge with maturity. I personally assess maturity in pastors by looking at 4 categories: character, spirituality, theology, and competence. Seminaries need to do a better job of building up more mature Christian leaders and not simply pastors with "big heads and tiny hearts". The book however could've been written in half the length. Many chapters are repetitive and redundant, but the message of the book is urgently needed among pastors today.