On the shelves of bookstores and personal libraries are hundreds of books about ministering to people. What is not on the shelves of bookstores and personal libraries are books that explain and define a call to ministry. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some titles out there that address this, but it is not the most popular concept. However, I believe it needs to be significantly addressed and brought to the forefront of minister’s and potential minister’s lives.
Jason Allen has provided a text that does that very thing. This brief book is clear and concise on what it means to be called to ministry and what to do about it. I would place this book in the hands of college students everywhere who are considering ministry, missions or some sort of vocational ministry work. In fact, even if the students are not considering it, but have been a part of some sort of ministry in college, I would ask them to read this brief title.
Here’s what you will find in this book: 10 chapters that are in the format of singular questions every potential minister should be asking. From these questions comes a biblical stance for being called into ministry. This is not a book on the opinions of Jason Allen or other contributors, but it is a bible test to see if you are called and what to do next, if you are. Here are the questions….
1. Do you desire the ministry?
2. Does your character meet God’s expectations?
3. Is your household in order?
4. Has God gifted you to teach and preach his Word?
5. Does your church affirm your calling?
6. Do you love the people of God?
7. Are you passionate about the Gospel and the Great Commission?
8. Are you engaged in fruitful ministry?
9. Are you ready to defend the faith?
10. Are you willing to surrender?
Do these questions cause you to ponder or be stirred to consider ministry? Do you find yourself satisfied and content when you are strategically yet simply serving the Lord? If so, you may be a candidate for this book to understand God’s will for your life.
I cannot recommend this book enough and hope to see it in the hands of students in college and/or seminary.
Thank you to MP Newsroom. I received this book from MP Newsroom for the purpose of an unbiased review.