The new guidebook for pastors
The New Guidebook for Pastors by Mac BrunsonIf you are looking for a practical guidebook as a new pastor and you are in agreement with the Southern Baptist viewpoints, then look no further. I have seen many comments on this book where people are providing some negative feedback about it from the perspective that it may alienate a woman from being a pastor. However, you have to remember, The New Guidebook for Pastors is written from the Southern Baptist perspective and belief.
The New Guidebook for Pastors really is an updated and revised version of W.A. Criswells Criswells Guidebook for Pastors, which I believe was published around 1980 or so. I have not personally seen a copy of Criswells book, so I cannot personally speak to what was updated or revised in The New Guidebook for Pastors.
This book is not exhaustive by any means as each chapter could almost have its own book devoted to it. While I may not necessarily agree wholeheartedly with absolutely everything in this book, I found it to be a very practical guidebook to help a pastor (new or old) grow in their ministry.
This book does bring some of the more modern situations into perspective, where you may have seen or read older books that dont cover these things (such as using technology during sermons for just one example). Is it completely up to date, meaning 2018 technology? No. but this book was published in 2007, so for that time, it is a fairly cutting-edge book.
The New Guidebook for Pastors does cover some topics that I have not even seen covered in some other pastor guidebooks, which I found helpful. Topics such as How to Build Your Personal Library, Sample Staff Organization Charts, Journaling and Filing (organization skills), Salary and Benefits, and many others.
Again, this book is from the Southern Baptist perspective. But even if you are not Southern Baptist, I can guarantee that you will find a lot of practical help and advice in this book.
I would strongly recommend The New Guidebook for Pastors. This would especially be on my must buy list for anyone that is a new pastor. Again, keeping in mind your particular denomination may or may not follow all of the Southern Baptist beliefs in this book, but there is still a ton of practical things that you will benefit from.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
The New Guidebook for Pastors
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But since most pastoral guidebooks available today date back to or earlier, this new resource by Mac Brunson and James W. Bryant will offer fresh experience-based encouragement to all pastors in their pursuit of excellence and development in their God-called profession. He holds degrees from Furman University B. Brunson and his wife have three children. James W. He holds degrees from Wheaton College B.
The New Guidebook for Pastors
But since most pastoral guidebooks available today date back to or earlier, this new resource by Mac Brunson and James W. Bryant will offer fresh experience-based encouragement to all pastors in their pursuit of excellence and development in their God-called profession. - Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The New Guidebook for Pastors. By James W. Bryant and Mac Brunson. In , W. Broadman Press published and sold this resource for pastors and ministry students for twenty-eight years. The era in which the contemporary pastor serves is now clearly identified as the postmodern era.