The Book


R. Kent Hughes is a pastor to pastors. His heart is to serve & train other pastors to serve the Lord’s people. This book is his guide to pastors.

In this large volume (592 pages), Hughes gives pastors a detailed job description guide. Within this volume pastors will find wisdom on the following:

  • Conducting funerals
  • Preparing Sermons
  • Preparing holiday sermons/services
  • How to Pray & Prepare for Prayer
  • Conducting the Lord’s Supper
  • Conducting Weddings
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Baptism
  • Hymns
  • Ministerial Duties (visitation)

And the list goes on! You can imaging the breadth of subject matter within nearly 600 pages!

This book has a reformed & liturgical sense to it because of Hughes background & ministry experience. This is a formal guide to pastoral ministry. Hughes leaves no spot uncovered when it comes to the duty of a pastor.

This is not a book you sit down & read for enjoyment. This is a book that you go to when facing something on the subject matter within the book. You will find yourself perusing the pages & table of contents of this book as you prepare for certain days & seasons in pastoral ministry.

This book will be a help for as long as you are in ministry & then will serve as a great resource for the guy coming in under your wings of leadership & service.

You will see this text on the bookshelves of pastors for a very long time!

Thank you to Crossway publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review.


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