This is a great book! A very easy read but a challenging one. An ideal read for young pastors just beginning or equally for someone a few years into their ministry.
This wonderful book distills Paul's second letter to Timothy into 36 simple, searching and strategic questions for all who are seeking to preach the Word. Written with clarity and honesty, The Ministry Medical is practical and personal, reflective and refreshing. The book calls us back to the Apostolic shape of life and ministry, to the hard work of living for and proclaiming Jesus Christ. It is a magnificent resource and reminder for all in pastoral ministry and I highly recommend it.
David Short, Rector of St John's, Vancouver, Canada and member of the Council of the Gospel Coalition
... If you're a young or aspiring pastor, then this book really is a must. If you've been in ministry a while then this book may serve as a helpful review. If you're none of these, it will provide a great insight into the burdens, struggles and pressures your pastor will be facing day by day.
The Evangelical Magazine of Wales
I thoroughly recommend taking The Ministry Medical! Because the questions are taken straight from 2 Timothy, here is God's check-up for any minister of the gospel today. These 36 brilliantly concise chapters call us back to the essential priorities of truly Christian ministry. This will be a book to take down from the shelf again and again, to pray through and to share with colleagues and lay leaders.
Alasdair Paine, Vicar of St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge and a trustee of Keswick Ministries.
Jonathan Griffiths’s superb book is a wonderful vehicle for allowing 2 Timothy to search us out, rebuke us, reshape us and encourage us on in gospel work. This is a health–check every servant of the Word will want to undergo – whether starting out in ministry, continuing in the mid years or pushing for the finishing line. It will benefit every gospel minister and can be used in quiet times or for group study within an eldership or a staff team.
Greg Strain, Senior Pastor, Spicer Street Church, St Albans, England
In 2 Timothy, God has provided a key Biblical model, example, and standard of ministry for our local church ministers. It corrects our assumptions and misunderstandings, as it corrects many popular current theories about how do to local church ministry. It challenges and encourages us to do what God wants us to do, warns us of dangers, and reveals the God-given goals and means we should follow.
This book by Jonathan Griffiths is a brilliantly effective study, which makes good use of 2 Timothy to give us a diagnostic tool to assess the health of our ministry. It would be equally productive for those starting out in ministry, those in their middle years, and those nearing the finishing line! It is simple and straightforward: the format of questions and comments works very well, and makes the book very user-friendly. This book will help you fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith. Highly recommended.