Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Book Club Wednesday 08/03/11

The "book club Wednesday" selection for July and August is Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D.A. Carson. Please click here to see the proposed reading schedule.

This week I read chapters 5 & 6. These were interesting chapters. Chapter 5 covered the early years of Tom's ministry, the joys, the struggles, the discouragement of a ministry that wasn't growing.

Chapter 6 was largely excerpts from Tom Carson's personal journals, actual entries during the time he was in ministry. He seemed to be struggling with depression and discouragement.

The author (Tom's son), writing his book some 40+ years after the events took place, shared many journal entries and then shared his perspective on the situation and offered comments that "may help discouraged ministers of the gospel today."

I recommend reading this book along with me. But if you can only read one chapter, then don't miss chapter 6, especially if you are currently a pastor or relative of a pastor.


Click on the link below for more information on how to purchase this book from Amazon.com


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