Tags: book review, pastoral ministry, preparing for ministry, the secrect life of a pastor
The Secret Life of a Pastor by Michael A. Milton
I did not know if I wanted to take the time to read and review this book. It seems to be written for young men preparing for pastoral ministry. It is a collection of letters written by the author to his seminary students. In the introduction the author states he has “sought to address things that are real in the life of pastors.” He does just that.
The twenty short chapters cover various aspects of pastoral life and ministry. These chapters are easy to read and digest. They seem to be written with a love for the Lord, for pastoral ministry and for the brotherhood of pastors. Not only will students learn from these chapters but also seasoned pastors will learn something too.
I would encourage the reader to add one chapter a day to their devotional time. Both experienced and inexperienced pastors should be able to relate to most of the topics that are shared. A couple of chapters really spoke to me. They either encouraged me or challenged me. They helped me pray about some specific things. Sometime in the future I will reread this book.
Whether you are preparing for pastoral ministry or doing pastoral ministry you will not regret the time you take to read this book. Read it in a thoughtful way and let God use it to challenge, encourage and remind you of His love for His Church and how He calls and equips men for pastoral ministry.
I have already recommended this book to some pastors that I know. I received this book for free for an unbiased review from www.crossfocuedreviews.com.