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Summary

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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  • R. Gomez
  • 18-06-13

Heart Surgery

Where does Dangerous Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

With regard to content, this book is in my top 5 favorite audiobooks.

What other book might you compare Dangerous Calling to and why?

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.

What does Maurice England bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not in particular, but in the whole, I was greatly refreshed and warned.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Joshua
  • 01-03-13

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.

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  • Pat Riley
  • 21-04-18

Dangerous Calling

This book gave me an opportunity to reflect and refocus on various aspects of God's call on my life.. The Audible was pleasant to listen to and I have recommended it to others.

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  • dennis
  • 14-04-18

A Must Read For Pastors

What did you love best about Dangerous Calling?

Tripp is great at explaining to pastors the dangers they face in the ministry. Often leaders don't see the dangers they can fall into in ministry. We have a tendency to people the people that seek to give help others but forget that we are also in need of help. In addition, He points out, again and again, the need of internal examination for the pastor.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It wasn't really a story. My reaction to this book is that I need to change many areas of my life. This book helps you to remove the scales from your eyes as you think about your own self.

What about Maurice England’s performance did you like?

Very clear reader.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, you don't want to listen to this book in one sitting. You want to rather listen to a chapter and stop to think about what the author is saying. Just examine yourselves.

Any additional comments?

Most likely you don't realize areas in your life that need to be changed because you are like all of us blind to your own blindness. I recommend this book to all believers and especially anyone that has any type of ministry in the church.

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  • Try Jesus
  • 11-04-18

excellent mirror for pastors

This book is an excellent resource for pastors who are called to the ministry and need to remember that they also need personal ministry themselves to remain effective in what God has called them to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-17

Bernard Mickle

Should be mandatory to read in every seminary around the world! Eye opening and gut wrenching read. This book will point you to the true savior and humble you to reach your full potential for the Lords Kingdom Agenda.

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  • Greg Rozenski
  • 26-10-17

Packed full of useful wisdom and advise.

I very much enjoied this book. some parts I had to go back and listen to again before going forward because of all the good information. i just wa ted to soak it all in.

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  • Brandon Lynch
  • 16-10-17

Must Read

This book is an absolute game changer for anyone in ministry! It will help you & encourage you in the work of the Lord.

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  • Jay A. Dove
  • 10-09-17

Great book

I loved reading and listening to the audio concurrently. My book now well highlighted. As a layman, i found a lot of convicting and encouraging material in this book. I have now give a copy of this book to my pastor and another layman in our fellowship. I encourage others to do likewise.
Oh the narrator of this audio book did an EXCELLENT job.

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  • R. Hilton
  • 27-08-17

Rekindled my fire.

Ministry is hard. We make it harder when we turn it into a job. Rekindle your passion.