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God's Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church
With the poetic force of Kathleen Norris and the pastoral warmth of Eugene Peterson, Kansas pastor Roth sets forth a vision for vibrant rural churches, for ministry in congregations that bear a profound sense of both loss and possibility, and for harvesting fruits of transformation and renewal. Rooted in stories from Scripture, his own ministry, and interviews with rural c ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 25th 2017 by Herald Press
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My life has been lived in rural and small towns (R&ST) and I have loved them as good places to live, do business, raise a family and worship. This is one of my favorite books of the year. I underlined a lot of it. It honestly looks at the misconceptions and challenges of R&ST ministry as well as R&ST life, but also reminds us of the opportunities and joys of R&ST ministry. Delightfully encouraging as well as challenging. So many new pastors are placed in R&ST churches and thi ...more