A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, says Mary Poppins. Zack Eswine says that a spoonful of humility & brokenness helps you realize your reality of never being the perfect pastor.
This book addresses the need for pastors to realize they are not rock stars nor are they capable of supplanting Jesus as the head of the church.
The factors of podcasts & youtube sensational sound bytes have created an image that anyone & everyone can be a public speaker & popular pastor. This dynamic of technology has portrayed pastors as being perfect, sensational and with something sharp to say.
Let’s be honest – there is nothing new under the sun. There is nothing new to say. Most preaching is simply reminding or rewinding what we already know or have heard, but have simply forgotten.
In this pastoral plea, Eswine tells pastors to embrace your limitations & allow God to be strong in your weaknesses. Otherwise your own strength will be your greatest weakness in serving God. This book really hammers home the true heart of a struggling & tempted pastor up against the heart of a servant of the Lord.
This book is medicine for the pastor who is tempted & tried in his own pride & misdirected purpose.
Thank you to Crossway publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review.