We hope you enjoy these recommended titles. As an added benefit to support this ministry, when you purchase any of the books listed on this page (or others) through the Christianbook.com links provided, Care for Pastors will get a percentage back from your entire purchase (8% on all physical products and %5 on all digital products).
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Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion
By Wayne Cordeiro / Bethany House
Are your leadership responsibilities so overwhelming that you’re running on fumes? Don’t let burnout get the best of you! Drawing on his own experience, Cordeiro shows you how to keep your tank from running dry. Discover how to achieve proper balance, get back in touch with your life, allow God to re-energize you, and more. 215 pages, softcover from Bethany.
Wounded by God’s People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts
By Anne Graham Lotz / Zondervan
As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, Lotz has lived among the faithful all her life—and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves—and points us toward God’s merciful healing grace. 176 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
By John Ortberg / Zondervan
Anxiety. Depression. Fear. Loneliness. These are all symptoms of a soul that has lost touch with its source of life. Like a flower snipped from the vine, the soul that is not turned toward God can only wither away.
In Soul Keeping, bestselling author John Ortberg sheds light on the most overlooked, underrated, and least-understood part of your being. With a workable and relevant approach, he shows how living the “with God” life isn’t just a good idea–it’s the only way to find lasting peace and satisfaction. Hardcover.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
By Peter Scazzero / Zondervan
In this best-selling book Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. “The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality,” he says, “unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ.”
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
By Mark Buchanan / Thomas Nelson
In The Rest of God, author Mark Buchanan says that the Sabbath is essential to our full humanity and faith. God set forth a rhythm of work and rest that if restored to our lives will bring prolonged life, enriched relationships, increased fruitfulness, and abundant joy. For the majority of us who have endless demands and stifling daily routines, discovering the “rest of God” is the solution to “not enough time.”Buy Now on Christianbook.com
Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
By Paul David Tripp / Crossway
Now in Paperback
After traveling the world for many years and speaking in hundreds of churches of all kinds, Paul David Tripp is concerned about the state of pastoral culture. He’s concerned about not only the spiritual life of the pastor, but about the people who train him, call him, relate to him, and restore him if necessary.
Dangerous Calling reveals 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 a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every church member and leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the war that rages not only in the most memorable moments of ministry, but also in the mundane day-to-day life of every pastor.
You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson
In You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times, Max Lucado encourages readers through sharing the Biblical story of Joseph. Stripped of his identity, thrown into a pit and sold as a slave, his was a story of defeat and challenges, but as time passed God worked through his circumstances to bring redemption and reconciliation. And although it may seem hard to believe, you will get through this too.
The story of Joseph’s life didn’t end in the pit and neither does yours. Paperback.
Replenish: Leading from a Healthy Soul
By Lance Witt / Baker Books
Every leader functions on two stages – the front stage or public world, and the back stage or private world. One cannot lead successfully front stage when one is completely depleted back stage. In a caring, encouraging tone, this book shows pastors how to prioritize matters of the soul, develop healthy spiritual practices, address problems that lead to burnout, and how to lead an unhurried life. For the many ministry leaders who feel alone, in over their heads, or simply worn out, this book will offer welcome relief and a healthy way forward. Paperback version.
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