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  • Hardcover
  • 227
  • Dangerous Calling
  • Paul David Tripp
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 9781433535826

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Dangerous Calling

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Eople that trains him calls him relates to him and restores him if necessaryDangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy an environment that actively undermines the wellbeing and efficacy of. I liked this book for pastors I'm sort of a pastor I really did It's an excellent book But it gets three stars because searching my heart of hearts I can't honestly say—as Goodreads reuires for four stars—that I really liked it I also can't call it amazing five stars I felt like Tripp kept saying the same thing over and over That thing was a good thing A very good thing But I got a little tired of it I also all criticisms are coming in the first paragraph—sorry couldn't help but wonder how this book will sound when gospel centeredness marks books for their early 2010's origin as suredly as The New Age marks books for their 80s was it I can't remember origin I'm gospel centered but it has become the new auto pilot for Christian writing Let's all just agree to stopAll criticisms done Back to this otherwise excellent bookI mostly listened to this book and I mostly did it in circumstances which did not allow for easy note taking ie driving So let me offer a different kind of book review from my usual These are the thoughts that stuck with me after reading the book• There is a crisis in American pastoral culture• Every pastor is in the process of sanctification just like his people and needs the ministry of the body just like his people• Don't prep to preach on Saturday Let the text marinate for several weeks instead• A pastor who says yes to too much is guilty of simple pride you think you are necessary; you think you can do it all• A pastor is meant to be a glory advertiser calling others to the glories of Christ not to his own glories• Pastors are ambassadors for the king not kings themselves setting up their own kingdoms• A lot of pastors are blind to the failure of their own spiritual growth Their wives probably aren't• We all have to be desperate for grace even and especially as pastors• Don't pick up the Bible in order to prepare good meals for others without picking it up to nourish your own soul• Don't be driven by a desire for theological expertise and biblical knowledge than a desire for the God of the Word• Don't pastor as one who has arrived but as one who still personally needs grace• Listen to your wife you idiot Tripp didn't use the word idiot that I can recall; that was my glossTripp made the best case I know of for two things I've commonly heard older pastors deliver advice on1 A pastor's sermon preparation and his personal devotions must be kept separate2 A pastor and his people must not be kept separateThe first of these is stated a bit baldly than Tripp ever stated it His argument is really that preaching ought to flow out of personal feeding on the words of God So I perhaps should have added the word conceptually at the endBut the second statement is I think accurate A pastor needs the ministry of the body and should seek and develop friendships among that body perhaps especially among the leaders I've definitely heard pastors say the opposite on this And perhaps there are other ways to have close friendships with Christian men who can provoke you to love and good works But I lean toward Tripp on this and plan to do what he recommendsA small note I appreciate it that Tripp did not tell any stories I can recall of adulterous moral failure We all know that happens among pastors too But it was nice to read stories in which the pastor realizes his error repents and by God's grace changes That in fact is Tripp's own storyI was stirred challenged and convicted by this book May God give me grace to obey the scriptural truths expounded in itThanks to Crossway Publishing NetGalley and Christian Audio for two complementary copies of this book for reviewing purposes I wasn't uite obviously reuired to say anything nice

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Our church leaders and thus the entire church bodyHere is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader and gives solid strategies for fighting the all important war that rages in our churches tod. Main thoughts I take from this are that the lives of pastors are way harder than I ever imagined I never imagined all the pressures and weird temptations that they go through Main key phrases include preach the gospel to yourself listen to people do your job well stay humble a lot of the things we normal people could stand hearing every now and then Well written book and seems to be a must have for any pastor or ministry authority

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After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral cultureHe is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor but also with the very community of p. I knew the ministry was tough Figured that out the hard way I still love it and want to do it the rest of my life I thank God for it but it’s tough This book Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp was like the ultimate gut check for me Funny thing was that unlike what I’ve been tempted to think so many other times the culprit of my pain was me The biggest source of my failures You guessed it–meThere is hope in this however because in a world of things I can’t change with Christ’s help I can change meBefore I tell the themes that spoke to me in this book I must stop and thank Mr Tripp for his transparency Some authors throw in a watered down criticism of themselves that is really just to show you how wonderful they are in their realness That is simply not the case here He takes chapter one to tell where he was at one time in his ministry Frankly he was an unspiritual jerk He held little back in the telling of the storyWhy is that so helpful Because in some details I could see myself He spoke of how his “inner lawyer” always came out to defend him He acknowledged that he was or less deceived Am I the only one who finds his discernment runs at such a lower level when the subject is meHe takes us to task for letting the ministry define our identity Before I am Jimmy the pastor or Jimmy the blog writer I am Jimmy the man That Christian with varying levels of spirituality that man utterly needy of Christ that is who I am I need to shed the illusions of grandeur where the ministry has elevated me to think something beyond who I really amHe said “No one is influential in your life than you are because no one talks to you than you do” I assure you I am uite the chatterbox in this area My mind never stops In all that talking he says “you preach to yourself an anti gospel of your own righteousness power and wisdom or you preach to yourself the true gospel of deep spiritual need and sufficient grace” He says we uit thinking of ourselves as a needy child of God and see ourselves as the PASTOR As if there were some special category Later in the book he says of we in the ministry “We are still a mess” He talks about the fact that we are still in the middle of our sanctification We know this is true of Mr Tripp and Mr Jimmy Reagan I’m in the middle of my sanctification and still have such a way to go What about you my pastor friends and acuaintancesHe tackles other issues My euating my Bible knowledge with spiritual maturity Ouch Or how about confusing numbers with success and then riding that roller coaster He talks about how we think we have arrived and listen to no one He talks about the ministry overtaking my personal devotions and worship of God and about how I will lose my awe of my Almighty God I can walk among the treasures of the Word of God and prepare sermons and never see the sparkle of the goldHe explains that when I go this way I am in danger of things that I would never want to do I start separating my private and public self I can preach against something and turn around and do it–of course anyone could do it but my problem might be how blind I can be to how serious it is I can too become completely ensnared by the fear of man I preach I speak I lead just to gain the praise of those who haven’t figured out how wonderful I am yet Sadly I no longer act for the approval of OneAll of this will lead to living for self glory In that all of us deal with pride this is a real and present danger This becomes the gasoline the Enemy throws on the fire of my life to burn up what I could do for the One Whom I love the One Who gave His all for meThere’s Don’t think I gave you a good enough rundown that you don’t need this book I need this book I suspect all of us in the ministry desperately need this book I’ll recommend it too for pastor’s wives to understand their husbands and in that your husband’s call has become yours you ladies too could fall victim to your own hearts as well Church members learn here how to pray for your pastor learn how to love him but bring him back down to earth You might want to give him this book as a gift saying you just heard other pastors saying it helped and blessed them That’s true you heard it from this pastorI thank the Lord for this book for what it means to me and pray I allow the Holy Spirit to use it on me in the days ahead


About the Author: Paul David Tripp

Paul was born in Toledo Ohio to Bob and Fae Tripp on November 12 1950 Paul spent all of his growing years in Toledo until his college years when his parents moved to Southern CaliforniaAt Columbia Bible College from 1968 1972 now Columbia International University Paul majored in Bible and Christian Education Although he had planned to be there for only two years and then to study journalis