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'Preparation For Ministry' deals with important issues relating to a call to the Christian ministry, theological training, and entry into pastoral work.

The author has written it out of his own rich experience as a student, a pastor, and a seminary teacher. Those contemplating entry into the Christian ministry will benefit greatly from his practical advice on such subject
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Paperback, 117 pages
Published September 10th 2015 by Banner of Truth (first published January 1st 2015)
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Eric M
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
A simple yet succinct book on the great task and responsibility of ministry. The book discusses the initial call, ways to prepare for theological training, how to respond to theological studies, and the first years of ministry. Additionally, there are two excerpts from Spurgeon and Warfield in the back. These are exceptional reads. I will reread this book again.
CJ Bowen
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very useful book giving a basic set of tools and guidelines for the minister in training, from assessing one's call to choosing a seminary to preparing sermons to navigating the early stages of ministry. The latter half of the book reprints Spurgeon's "The Minister's Self-Watch", and Warfield's "The Religious Life of Theological Students", two very well-chosen selections to whet the appetite. While it won't replace the classics like Baxter, Spurgeon, or Lloyd-Jones, this is the first book I give ...more
Timothy
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This book is very short but to the point.
It has many important insights to questions that are often not discussed often (because the nature of the questions only for a specific subset of Christians).
This can be read in a short time but has the great potential to save one considering the ministry or beginning in the ministry much time by warning the reader of common pitfalls and guiding them to the correct path.
Isaac
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Exceptionally handy little book for those considering pastoral ministry or preparing for it (or even are early on in their first ministry). Clear, logical, devotional, practical, loaded with experience and wisdom.
Brad Merchant
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good. The appendices at the end were the most memorable though; the old preachers were master metaphorists.
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