5 books for ministry

Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness, by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans). Peterson remains the wisest person I know when it comes to understanding the pastoral life and gaining a pastoral heart. His insights into pastoral hubris and spiritual immaturity are sterling, and his appreciation for the beauty of a congregation is as rich as Iowa topsoil. Using the book of Jonah as a backdrop, Peterson distinguishes between religious careerism and vocational holiness in unforgettably honest ways.


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