Dangerous Calling is the best book that I am reading . Paul Tripp has done the ministry a great service by writing a book that should be read by pastors, those entering ministry, and those who care about pastors or those entering ministry.
To summarize this book would be to diminish the work it does. Chapter by chapter, Tripp is open, honest, real, hard-hitting, and gracious as he challenges those connected to ministry to guard their hearts and souls as they serve the Lord. Tripp’s advice is practical, his insights piercing, his stories relevant, his theology sound, his challenges strong, his humility clear, and his counsel solid.
There’s something very dangerous about pastoral culture…
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture.
He’s not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to him, and restores him if necessary.
“Few would regard a pastor’s role as a dangerous calling, but few people are as qualified and insightful as Paul Tripp to penetrate the snares and potential pitfalls associated with pastoral ministry. Fewer still would prescribe such gospel based and local church rooted remedies. This excellent volume should be read, re-read & applied.”
—Terry Virgo, founder, Newfrontiers
Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy – an environment that actively undermines the well-being and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body.
Here is material that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.
It’s the most honest discussion of ministry you’ll ever encounter.