Justin W. Tull’s most recent offering, Surviving and Thriving in Ministry, is another insightful, practical and engaging collection of wisdom from a seasoned pastor that belongs in every vocational minister’s library.
His generous spirit, personal candor and pastoral intent flow through every page. His desire to help his colleagues in ministry is announced in the introduction.
Throughout my ministry, I have become painfully aware of the difficulty that ministers have in surviving the pressures, temptations, and burdens that come with the job. However, despite the fact that ministry is laced with these negative impediments, it is also amply supplied with experiences of deep meaning and purpose. This book is an effort to share some strategies for staying healthy in body, mind, and spirit and to offer a collegial warning concerning needless pitfalls along the way. Hopefully, through insights gained in one’s own ministry and from lessons gleaned from the pages of this book, ministers will do more than simply survive ministry; they will thrive.
The book is organized in two major parts, Surviving in Ministry and Thriving in Ministry. Each part has several subsections that group short essays by theme.Continue Reading