Released in the UK October 2019
Released in the US October 2019
Trade paperback | 168 Pages
9781527103672 • £7.99 $10.99
BISAC – REL109000
The men whose stories appear in this book made up a network of pastors. Through personal contact, or by reading each other’s books, they were bound together in a spiritual brotherhood and shared a burden to see God glorified, his Son magnified, and his Spirit honoured by wholesome and practical biblical preaching, wise pastoral counselling, church and family strengthening, and faithful Christian living. The modern church can learn from these men and their theology.
Matthew D. Haste
Matthew D. Haste is Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Director of Professional Doctoral Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served in pastoral ministry in Kentucky and South Carolina.
Shane W. Parker
Shane W. Parker is Associate Professor of Leadership and Missions at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
This compendium of Puritan thought about the pastor’s life draws from a rich vein of Christian wisdom, one that is much needed in this day of shallow thinking—even within the church of the Lord Jesus.
Michael A. G. Haykin
Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Whether you are long–acquainted with the names that appear in [these pages] or are entering the world of seventeenth– and eighteenth–century gospel ministry for the first time, you will be grateful to chefs Matthew Haste and Shane Parker for bringing this excellent menu of spiritual food to your table.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
The Pastor’s Life equips not only pastors, but all spiritual leaders, how better to pray, preach, witness and shepherd the people God has called us to serve.
Chancellor, Columbia International University, South Carolina
In this book Matt Haste and Shane Parker have given us the opportunity to gather around the metaphorical table with wise, seasoned pastors, long gone from this visible world. This book can help the reader to think through not just the importance of personal piety and pastoral skill, but also to see examples of how to pursue such things.
Russell D. Moore
President, The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission