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This odd and wondrous calling : the public and private lives of two ministers / Lillian Daniel & Martin B. Copenhaver.

By: Daniel, Lillian.
Contributor(s): Copenhaver, Martin B, 1954-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009Description: xix, 235 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780802864758; 0802864759.Subject(s): Daniel, Lillian | Copenhaver, Martin B., 1954- | Pastoral theologyDDC classification: 253
Contents:
Minute 54 -- Shaking hands -- Entertaining angels unawares -- Learning to pray -- Can we be friends -- So you're the minister -- I'm with the band -- Made better than I am -- Crumbs from the table -- what shall I call you -- I was look for the pastor but you'll do -- what kind of strange place is this -- Casting out demons -- Expertise and wisdom -- A cast of thousands -- A PK in the ministry -- Recall notice -- Laying on of hands -- The calling church -- The twin impostors -- Married to the minister -- Married to a pagan -- Money off the shelf -- The ministry of Angels -- Palm Sunday -- Hospital visitation -- The preacher -- Staying in church.
Summary: This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different from most books available on ministry. Two people still pastoring reflect honestly here on both the joys and the challenges of their vocation. Anecdotal and extremely readable, the book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor's day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, Scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous Calling is both serious and fun and is ideal for those who are considering the ministry or who want a better understanding of their own minister's life.
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Minute 54 -- Shaking hands -- Entertaining angels unawares -- Learning to pray -- Can we be friends -- So you're the minister -- I'm with the band -- Made better than I am -- Crumbs from the table -- what shall I call you -- I was look for the pastor but you'll do -- what kind of strange place is this -- Casting out demons -- Expertise and wisdom -- A cast of thousands -- A PK in the ministry -- Recall notice -- Laying on of hands -- The calling church -- The twin impostors -- Married to the minister -- Married to a pagan -- Money off the shelf -- The ministry of Angels -- Palm Sunday -- Hospital visitation -- The preacher -- Staying in church.

This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different from most books available on ministry. Two people still pastoring reflect honestly here on both the joys and the challenges of their vocation. Anecdotal and extremely readable, the book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor's day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, Scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous Calling is both serious and fun and is ideal for those who are considering the ministry or who want a better understanding of their own minister's life.

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