As a pastor, I would love people to read this book and take its recommendations to heart. Mr. Byun is not exaggerating what is going on among pastors in our generation, though it likely will seem that way to readers. To a pastor this will seem like a condensed book of things we need to take seriously, but the target audience is to those we pastor. The subtitle (“How your prayer support is their life support”) suggests exactly what he stayed on subject about throughout.
As a pastor himself he understands the pitfalls, the glass house our families endure, and the physical and spiritual challenges we face. He strengthens his case with timely statistics in a variety of places in his book and they are in many cases shocking. Though some of his suggestions confess we pastor’s own frailties and failures, I feel he has perfectly found the things we most need prayers for.
He suffered some indignities at the hands of some in his last pastorate, but only occasionally fell into self-justification mode. He situation did actually illustrate his point. He accepts the idea of female pastors, which the more conservative of us cannot agree with, but it did not affect the overall tenor of this fine book.
Concise enough to encourage wide readership, this volume strikes at a real need. My prayer is that it will accomplish its goals.
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