Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ministering to Problem People in Your Church by Marshall Shelley

This is a re-release of Well-Intentioned Dragons. It has added content in relation to online issues such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

I read the earlier edition of this book back when I was interning as a youth pastor. It gave me great insight into the people who create problems for pastors in churches.

Now that I'm a senior pastor I read this updated version and, so help me, found myself getting angry at the Problem People in the many stories shared.

As you read the examples/testimonies of other pastors, I couldn't believe how extreme some "Christians" could be. (And I've read this before!)

Make no mistake, there will always be problem people in churches - well-intentioned or not, pastors will always have a source of stress in their ministry. This book provides a release valve exploring how responses to such people can be appropriate and what God-honoring steps can be taken.

This is a fantastic book - the stories just aggravated me because I still can't get over how mean Christians can be.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Bethany House Publishing.

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