After traveling the world for many years and speaking at hundreds of churches of all kinds, Paul David Tripp is concerned about the state of pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but with the very people who train him, call him, relate to him, and restore him if necessary.
Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy - an environment that actively undermines the wellbeing and efficacy 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 war that rages not only in the momentous moments of ministry, but also in the mundane day-by-day life of every pastor.
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With regard to content, this book is in my top 5 favorite audiobooks.
Richard Baxter's "The Reformed Pastor". The reason why is that Baxter and Tripp both do you a great service in helping you do a thorough (and painful) self-examination.
I think Maurice does a wonderful job reading the content. As I was listening, I found myself forgetting that I was being read to - a quality I appreciate. Get out of the way of the content. Great job, Maurice.
Not in particular, but in the whole, I was greatly refreshed and warned.
This is a must-read/listen for anyone serving in ministry in any capacity. I hope to pass this book on to my sons when the time comes.
"Dangerous Calling - Excellent"
I was totally sucked in. Listened to most of it driving from PA to NY. It was practical and yet I found myself moved to worship.
"Pastors and Spiritual Leaders"
Not at this time.
Not at this time. God is love. Serving God is an awesome privilege. Yes, we have an adversary and changing our carnal thinking to receiving the mind of Christ - the path has many traps and snares. Learning to acknowledge the Lord in ALL our ways might be a challenge and oversight for us too many times. However, God has given us the power to live victoriously every day. Too many of our missteps and burnouts are of our own choices and not following the Word, Jesus the living Word. The Calling of God is one to humbly receive versus dangerous which might produce fear and keep people to run from the calling.
Providing audio is greatly appreciated. Thank you Mr. England.
I could relate with much from personal experience. Unfortunately, the church has been steeped in traditional thought and for the most part, I was not taught the gospel. There was too much personal opinion, from personal experience taught in my Christian growth which too many times was and is contrary to the Word of God. Thank God for His mercy and grace.
I understand the author's purpose is to equip and enlighten. And thank God, we know in part and we prophesy in parts... I rejoice with parts and thank God this book lets the preacher know - not alone in foul ups, failures, depressions, recessions --etc.; and how to attain triumph in their ministries. Live in the Blessing!
"A must read for anyone in gospel ministry"
I am absolutely convinced after reading this book that everyone in any sort of gospel ministry, especially pastoral leadership, should read this book. Paul Tripp does an incredible job of humbly pointing out the dark places in our hearts; those places that most of us would never admit are there. But there is an underlying theme of grace that led me back to the cross again and again. Yes, pastoral ministry is dangerous, and there are many stumbling blocks laid before us by a persistent Enemy. But there is great reward for those who are willing to rest in the grace of Christ, and do ministry for the sake of His glory, and His glory alone.
"A must for full time ministers"
I am on staff with Cru on a college campus - so not a pastor in a church - but every word rings true of my experience of the dangers/pitfalls/blind spots of full time ministry. I read it 2014 and just finished it again in 2016. Good one to read and/or listen to every couple years.
"Incredible- life changing"
This book- if you let it will convict and change the way you see ministry and most importantly, yourself in perspective to the king of all kings. New favorite book
"A must read for any leader in the Church"
Just loved it. A very candid sharing of the dangers of ministry.
The reader is clear.
"For all Christians"
A great book for Pastors and Christians everywhere. Learn how you can help protect and love those in your church. We are all sinners saved by grace and it's the body of the church that can protect each other from the world and all the evil in it. (Love Paul Tripp)
"A must read"
Very convicting, humbling and insightful. He pulls back the veneer of pastoral ministry. Reading this book was like heart surgery every sitting. It is a must read for anyone involved in gospel ministry.
"A beneficial gut-punch."
Tripp brings a message that cut straight to my gut and I heartily recommend it to any minister, paid or voluntary. He addresses the things that can creep into out labors and leadership that will short-change us in the immediate- and long-term.
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