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
Pastoral Spirituality: a Focus For Ministry
Johnson, Ben Campbell
Clergy Self-Care: Finding a Balance For Effective Ministry
Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness