If clergy were to speak candidly about themselves, their families, and their churches, what would they say? Drawing on hundreds of interviews and surveys, George reveals surprising insights into ministers' hurts and heartaches, faith, health, spouses, children, finances, joys, frustrations, disappointments, fears, and dreams. Encouraging reading for everybody who cares about church leaders! 208 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0310283957 ISBN-13: 9780310283959 Availability: In Stock
Pastors face a nearly impossible position! Even happy, healthy pastors struggle with pressures, pains, and fears unique to their position. If pastors were given an opportunity to speak honestly, openly, and anonymously about themselves, their families, and their churches, what would they say? What Pastors Wish Church Members Knew provides that opportunity. Based on anonymous and honest interviews and surveys, a national cross-section of hundreds of pastors speak out about their personal life, faith, health, wife, children, finances, greatest joys, frustrations, disappointments, greatest fears, and dreams. And you'll learn how you can better help and encourage your pastor. This is insightful and encouraging reading for anyone who cares about the future of the church. This is a companion to the book What Women Wish Pastors Knew.
Denise George is the author of 27 books. She is the co-founder and co-teacher (with author Carolyn Tomlin) of the popular writing-to-publish seminars: Boot Camp for Christian Writers. She speaks frequently at seminaries, colleges, churches, and retreats. Her husband, Dr. Timothy George, is founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University. They live in Birmingham, Alabama.