Item description for Crushed: The Perilous Journey Called Ministry by Gary L. Pinion...
Overview "Crushed" is a detailed depiction of the perilous journey called ministry. Dr. Gary L. Pinion is founder and president of Encouragement Dynamics, a non-profit ministry of encouragement, restoration, motivation and education focused on the needs of pastors and churches for the 21st century. Dr. Pinion brings to this endeavor thirty years ministry experience as he examines that environment of ministry and why so many pastors and churches are experiencing such disarray. He clearly details the crisis factors that exist in pastoral ministry today, describes the impact they are having on the lives of pastors and their families and concludes with practical suggestions that offer real hope and recovery and restoration.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.92" Weight: 0.34 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
ISBN 1930034695 ISBN13 9781930034693
Contrary to what the recent University of Chicago found about clergy satisfaction being so unrealistically high, this book tells the real truth of how clergy are doing and what to do about it.
Great Book! Mar 23, 2006
Crushed is the kind of book you don't enjoy reading, because it hits home and brings out the realities of things pastor have to go through. Gary has done an excellent job sharing experiences and heartaches, and even gives solutions to the problems.
Every church leader should read this book, from pastors, deacons, elders to the layman sitting in the pew!
A Good Read Mar 21, 2006
Dr. Pinion's experiences and research come through in his book. He has pinpointed significant reasons why pastors leave the ministry. An especially good read for the lay leader in the church
This is a book every church person should read ... Jan 20, 2006
Crushed is a book about pastors of American churches in this generation. It is filled with stunning statistics and heart wrenching stories. The author is a seasoned veteran of pastoral ministry for three decades and is now the founder/president of a ministry to people in ministry called, Encouragement Dynamics.
The prime directive of Encouragement Dynamics comes from the heart of a pastor and his wife who love other pastors and their wives now laboring in God's harvest. Gary and Georgia Pinion have dedicated themselves to care for the shepherds and their families of today's churches.
The heart of the book is wrapped around the experiences of pastors interviewed by the author who have been "crushed" by cruel circumstances and unrealized expectations. Citing from no less than three dozen published sources and from numerous personal accounts derived from correspondence, Dr. Pinion takes the reader into a quiet corner of silent sorrows and private pain. It is no wonder that he has picked up the cause to expose the crisis and encourage the survivors. It is not an easy journey to serve with a calling from on high but most are unaware of the losses incurred in the pastoral ministry until books like this confront those issues.