Five books every pastor should read

“The Pastor: A Memoir” by Eugene Peterson – This book is a memoir of Peterson’s experience as a pastor, offering insights and reflections on the joys and challenges of pastoral ministry.

“The Reformed Pastor” by Richard Baxter – Written in the 17th century, this book is a classic on pastoral ministry, offering practical advice on preaching, pastoral care, and leadership.

“The Contemplative Pastor” by Eugene Peterson – This book offers a different perspective on pastoral ministry, emphasizing the importance of contemplative prayer and reflection in the life of a pastor.

“Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry” by Paul David Tripp – This book offers a sobering look at the challenges that pastors face and provides biblical wisdom for navigating those challenges.

“Shepherding God’s Flock: A Handbook on Pastoral Ministry, Counseling, and Leadership” by Jay E. Adams – This book is a comprehensive guide to pastoral ministry, covering everything from preaching and counseling to leadership and church administration.

What books would you add to this list?

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