Thursday, April 14, 2011

'The Pastor'

Translator of "The Message," professor and writer Eugene Peterson was pastor of a Maryland Presbyterian congregation for 29 years. Recently retired, Peterson here shares his memoir, filled with the clear writing he's known for, the don't-miss-the-point storytelling, the honest mistakes along the way, the discomfort with actions of some congregations and their pastors -- including his own, and himself.

I think you'd like it; at least think about it ... Reading it should help you better understand just what a pastor is and what a pastor does; the "is" should determine the "does." It would be impossible to read this memoir and not have a better understanding as to why so many pastors are leaving the ministry ...

And he's just such a 'pretty' and thoughtful writer.

Wonderful book...I give it a fish and three loaves.