Pastoral Theology - A Book Review

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Aug 28 2017 11:24 AM

Here is my latest review - for a book that would be better served in LOGOS than in Vyrso:

http://pastor-patrick.blogspot.com/2017/08/pastoral-theology-review.html 

Pastoral Theology

"https://vyrso.com/product/144103/pastoral-theology

What disappointments me about this book is that it goes astray from most books with a similar title. What excites me about this book is that it goes astray from most books with a similar title.

When I think of a pastoral theology text, I think of a book that discusses the work of being a pastor - how to care for people and how to lead a church.  This book is not so much the “how”, but the theological (i.e. Biblical) foundations for the “how”. Too often we disconnect our theology from our behavior - Akin and Pace have attempted to bring these two aspects of our lives as pastors together in a readable and understandable monograph designed for the pastor or pastoral student. The book does cover some of the practical concerns (i.e. the “how”) of being a pastor, but this is not its focus. Rather the book is designed to allow the student (whether in school or out of school) to explore what scripture says about our role as pastors.

This book is a must read for pastors of all flavors. We may not agree with all that is said, but we do need to grapple with its contents. I would also like to see this book adopted as an ancillary text for the pastoral student - whether in college or seminary. Though aimed, perhaps, more toward the seminary student; the book will be of value all those seeking to serve the local church.  Because of this, the book also belongs in the Christian college (particularly those offering a pastoral studies track) and seminary library.  

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This review is based on a free copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.

 

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 28 2017 12:23 PM

Not to belittle.. I would wish when you review you would give it more than just 1 paragraph of general comment. Seems unfair.

But thank you.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 28 2017 1:58 PM

mike:

Not to belittle.. I would wish when you review you would give it more than just 1 paragraph of general comment. Seems unfair.

But thank you.

Note - the reviews are primarily written for Amazon and my reviews are two to three times longer than their average review found there. I am not writing for a scholarly audience, but post here as a favor to Faithlife. If you want a longer review, sign up for BHBLOGGERS (or one of the other review programs) and create a longer one. Or buy the book and write the review you think I should have written. Also, if you go to the Vyrso or LOGOS page, you may find other reviews from Goodreads. Or you could mail me a check for $500 for a more complete review. Till then, you gets what you get.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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Fasil | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 28 2017 6:15 PM

The kindle price is $9.99 why is it here $19.99? .... error? ..... Just curious ?

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Liam & Abi Maguire | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 29 2017 12:39 AM

Thanks for your review, Floyd. 

Out of interest, how would you say that this book compares to something like Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible? (https://www.logos.com/product/80721/shepherds-after-my-own-heart-pastoral-traditions-and-leadership-in-the-bible).

Thanks.

Check out my blog 'For Fathers'

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 29 2017 1:17 AM

LMAM:

Thanks for your review, Floyd. 

Out of interest, how would you say that this book compares to something like Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible? (https://www.logos.com/product/80721/shepherds-after-my-own-heart-pastoral-traditions-and-leadership-in-the-bible).

Thanks.

I am not in a position to say, not having access to this second book. Perham somebody else has seen both books and compare them.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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