Every once in a while you run across a book or an author that speaks to those called to pastoral ministry in a unique, authoritative, essential way. Eugene Peterson is such an author.
I’ve often said that a law should be passed making it mandatory for every pastor to read these five books by Peterson:
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity.
The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the art of spiritual direction.
Under the Unpredictable Plant: An exploration in Vocational Holiness
The Pastor: a Memoir
Which of these books have you read?