November 17, 2017

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By Eric C. Sorenson

each Christian is assailed through the gales of temptation, yet these in expert ministry face fiercer storms than the remaining. As C. H. Spurgeon warned, opposite to what's frequently assumed, "our hazards are extra a number of and extra insidious than these of normal Christians." this angle was once shared by way of the unified voice of the ancient church, best a few patristic church fathers to before everything flee the decision to ministry. an identical risks have been many times pointed out within the writings of the early English pastoral theologians as they sought to mentor their protégés in profitable ministry. A most threatening occupation surfaces those gem stones so frequently neglected in historical Christian literature, and ends with their functional recommendation on tips to triumph over. As either a pastoral and non secular theology, A most deadly career is sure so as to add a tremendous voice to the continued conversation approximately pastoral self-care.

"Eric Sorenson has performed a major piece of labor in retrieval--making on hand for us the pastoral knowledge of the ecumenical and historic church. He reinforces paintings performed by way of others on Gregory of Nazianzus, John Chrysostom, and Gregory the good. His restoration of the pastoral theology and perform within the English church within the centuries following the Reformation is either well timed and clean. We owe the writer our gratitude for his digging within the strong soil of ministry prior, and for his handing it directly to us."
--Andrew Purves
Professor of Reformed Theology
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

"Assembling an array of pastoral voices, drawn basically from the Church Fathers and the English Reformation, Eric Sorenson explores with nice ability the 'dangerous' paintings of ministry. He reminds us back of the excessive and dangerous name to ministry which calls for awareness not just to the traditional stresses of a high-demand task yet to the targeted risks of pastoral ministry and the necessity to enhance these behavior of non secular future health that might maintain pastors over the lengthy haul. it is a e-book that's in part background, as Dr. Sorenson tells the tales of assorted pastors of their social contexts, partially theology, as he discusses the rigors and temptations of ministry, and in part useful, as he seeks to make this fabric obtainable and priceless to modern pastors in his name to retreat (retirement), self-knowledge, and examine. finally, what Dr. Sorenson has produced is the very factor he has been writing approximately, specifically, a handbook for pastoral ministry within the twenty-first century."
--Richard Peace
Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism and non secular Formation
Fuller Theological Seminary

Eric Sorenson is Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry at Pacific Islands Evangelical Seminary in Guam. he's a graduate of Fuller and Princeton Theological Seminaries and has over 20 years of pastoral event. He and his spouse, Karyn, have 4 children.

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