Last month we dedicated our email/blogs to PK’s (Pastor’s Kids.) We recently were made aware of a book The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity by Barnabas Piper. Barnabas is a PK himself so this is a must read.
Here is a description of the book:
The only one under as much pressure as the pastors is…the pastor’s kid.
Dad may be following God’s call, but the pastor’s kids (PK’s) are just following Mom and Dad. Often to devastating results.
Barnabas Piper–son of pastor and bestselling author John Piper–has experienced the challenges of being a PK firsthand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues, and accelerated scrutiny PK’s face.
But more than just starting the problem, Piper shares the one thing a PK needs above all else as does his or her parent and church – to live in true freedom and wholeness.
“Few unchosen roles are more tricky and taxing than growing up as the son or daughter of a minister. The Pastor’s Kid is an insightful and winsome look at what it means to follow Jesus in a pressurized fish bowl of expectations and is laced with helpful advice to stay sane in the midst of it all.”
Jonathan Merritt, proud pastor’s kid and author of Jesus is Better Than You Imagined
I pray this book will be something that you and your husband will find helpful and your own PK’s will also.