In my review of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry by John Piper, I recommended that all church members read this book. My thoughts are that church members might be better members if they better understand the “what” and “why” of their pastor’s struggles and temptations. Reading this book should greatly help church members understand the pastoral role. Members would better realize not only why, but how different decisions are made within the church by the pastor(s).
This is probably a good reminder to take my own advice.
An updated edition of the book is to be released in February 2013. Following the updated book is a Desiring God conference on the same topic during the first week of February.
Well, Desiring God ministries is giving away the eBook – Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors as a “celebration and extension of John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals.”
The ten chapters are:
- Brothers, the Ministry Is Supernatural by John Piper
- Brothers, Supernatural Does Not Mean Stupid by John Piper
- Brothers, We Are Not Sisters by Douglas Wilson
- Brothers, We Are Not Professors by R. C. Sproul, Jr.
- Brothers, We Are Not Superstars by Daniel L. Akin
- Brothers, We Should Stink by Thabiti Anyabwile
- Brothers, Live a Visible, Exemplary, Everyday Life by Jeff Vanderstelt
- Brothers, Praise Somebody Other Than God by Sam Crabtree
- Brothers, Build a Gospel Culture by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.
- Brothers, Train Up the Next Generation by Mike Bullmore
I want to read Doug Wilson’s chapter just because of the title!
Download the eBook here: Still Not Professionals: Ten Pleas for Today’s Pastors