Pastoral Spirituality

One of the classes I’m taking this fall is what used to be called Work of the Pastor I, now it is called Pastoral Spirituality. Unlike Work of the Pastor II which deals with the different kind of public ceremonies that a minister would preside over (weddings, funerals, dedications etc.), Pastoral Spirituality deals more with the private life of the minister, or how the minister takes care of themselves.

I thought I would post the booklist for the class. If you’ve read any of these books, I would love to hear your impressions of them.

The Tentmaking Pastor: the Joy of Bivocational Ministry

Bickers, Dennis W.


The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All The Answers

Hansen, David


Pastoral Spirituality: a Focus For Ministry

Johnson, Ben Campbell


Clergy Self-Care: Finding a Balance For Effective Ministry

Oswald, Roy


Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

Peterson, Eugene



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