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Much has changed over Calvin Miller's decades of pastoral ministry, but he believes two things remain the same: God is love and people are broken. Now God is calling young pastors to stand in that gap. And in this honest, warm and humorous series of letters, Miller shares his wisdom and experience so you can flourish in your future ministry-without ever wanting to resign on Monday.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Calvin Miller
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0781405777
ISBN-13: 9780781405775

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Much has changed over Calvin Miller’s decades of pastoral ministry, but he believes two things remain the same: God is love and people are broken. Now God is calling young pastors to stand in that gap. And in this honest, warm and humorous series of letters, Miller shares his wisdom and experience so you can flourish in your future ministry—without ever wanting to resign on Monday.

 

 

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Calvin Miller was pastor of Westside Church, Omaha, Nebraska, for twenty-five years. After teaching seven years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he joined the faculty of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he is Research Professor and distinguished Writer in Residence. He is the author of more than forty books.

 

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  1. CurledUpWithaBook
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    June 13, 2014
    CurledUpWithaBook
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
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    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Letter to a Young Pastor - eBook.
    I found this a helpful book. It was written for young pastors but laymen can also learn much from it in helping us to understand the challenges our pastors face and how we can specifically pray for them and support them.
  2. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    wisdom and tongue in cheek advice
    October 30, 2011
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Miller has been around for seventy-four years, pastoring, learning, making mistakes. "So walk with me," he says, "and will tell you the whole truth." (16)

    He's been through all the ministry fads of ministry so his advice is just down to earth and practical.

    He writes thirty five letters, sharing his insight how on as many subjects. He writes about his own "call to preach," the importance of a denomination (and how to get along in one), the mopes, how to deal with eros (use your brain and no other part of your anatomy), parenting (he thought the nursery workers would put his son's picture up at the post office), the emergent church (a heresy without any arguing points), Jesus (how He has been made a political issue), mission ("Churches that ignore their communities will not grow, and churches that will not globalize don't matter much."), bulletins (how they reveal who the church is: bowling leagues, or, mission projects), spiritual depression (the only way out, ministry!), team leading as player-coach ("Never ask your people to do anything you have never done and wouldn't do."), vision, blah (playing it safe is the killer), nets (friends catch us), difficult people, sermons (there are no bad short ones), humility (it's amazing how much can get done in a congregation if we don't care who gets the credit), among others.

    Miller adds some humor to this serious book. He mentions seeing "a man carrying a Tim LaHaye prophecy Bible, which is sort of like the NIV except it glows in the dark." (38) He can also be blunt. "Teach your people they have an obligation to the world. Don't take them to the Holy Land where they will stay in five-star Western-style hotels and walk 'where Jesus walked.' _ He walked among the sick and dying." (111)

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
  3. richard r blake
    Bridgman, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An Important Message for Leaders of the Next Gener
    October 29, 2011
    richard r blake
    Bridgman, MI
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
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    Calvin Miller continues to produce fresh, practical, advice for church leaders, pastors, and congregants. His book "Letters to a Young Pastor" is no exception. The book comes highly endorsed by pastors, Christian leaders, and Seminary professors.

    I think of Calvin Miller as authentic, transparent, and challenging. His writing is thought provoking, encouraging, and practical. "Letters to a Young Pastor" is arranged in five sections made up of narrative and "letters" addressed "Dear Young Pastor." Chapters contain seasoned, sage advice on personal areas of ministry, exhortations on authenticity, warning of the danger despondency or the art of self-forgiveness. He also addresses the emergent church, orthodoxy, and politics in the church, the success syndrome, and the failures of church leaders. He talks about homiletics, the arts, and humility.

    Calvin Miller writes in a literary style that blends the beauty of poetry with the power of prose resulting in a surprising harmony of acerbic humor and soothing empathy. "Letters to a Young Pastor" is classic wisdom for a new generation of church leadership.

    A complimentary review copy of the book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
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