A Different Kind of Monday
José Luis Navajo made a wise move one day when he took up the offer from his old pastor to stop by for a visit one Monday. Once, Navajo made the visit, his life & ministry took a turn for the better. Right off the bat, this book reminds me of Tuesdays with Morrie. The cover of the text is even thought-provoking & profound, portraying wisdom, struggle, faithfulness and service all in the face of the old pastor.
This book is for the struggling minister, but one who might also benefit from this is the lay-person or normal, everyday disciple, who is part of a local church. A text like this may help them see & understand the struggles of a local church minister and spur them on to encourage and pray for their pastor in specific ways.
Here is my recommendation for the reader. Read this book, savor the text – the honesty & transparency of Navajo and hold on to the life lessons from his old pastor. Then, begin this process for yourself as a minister, start meeting regularly (monthly, weekly, etc) with someone who is older than you and has gone before you. As well, start meeting regularly with someone younger than you in ministry and begin to flesh out disciple making, and iron sharpening iron. While this process is taking place, put this book into the hands of other ministers who could benefit from the book & the practice of meeting with someone regularly.
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