12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry
12 Faithful Men: Portraits of Courageous Endurance in Pastoral Ministry  -     By: Collin Hansen, Jeff Robinson
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0801077761
ISBN-13: 9780801077760

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Most pastors know when they enter the ministry that they will spend time helping others through times of suffering. What they usually do not realize, though, is that they too will suffer. Caught off guard, many of them end up deeply hurt and quit the ministry, deciding that perhaps they misunderstood God's call on their lives or that they simply do not have what it takes. But church history is filled with compelling stories of men who were profoundly afflicted while they carried out their ministry and yet persevered faithfully until death.

Now the editors of The Gospel Coalition have collected inspiring stories of twelve faithful men who endured great suffering for the cause of Christ. The stories of the apostle Paul, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Wang Mindao, and others show that suffering in the context of ministry is expected--and it's never wasted. Pastors and ministry leaders, as well as those who support them, will find in this collection encouragement to run the race with endurance.

Author Bio

Collin Hansen​ (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of ​Blind Spots and ​Young, Restless, Reformed; coauthor of ​A God-Sized Vision; and coeditor with Tim Keller of the Cultural Renewal series. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine and serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. He lives in Alabama.

Jeff Robinson (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition. He pastors Christ Fellowship Church of Louisville, Kentucky, serves as senior research and teaching associate for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, and is an adjunct professor of church history at Southern Seminary. He is coauthor with Michael Haykin of ​To the Ends of the Earth​ and coeditor with
D. A. Carson of ​Coming Home. He lives in Kentucky.

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