Item description for The Hidden World of the Pastor: Case Studies on Personal Issues of Real Pastors by Kenneth L. Swetland...
Overview Developed from in-depth interviews, these case studies reveal common problems. A pastor must mediate when worship styles divide a congregation. A family faces financial problems after an illness. A pastor seeks forgiveness after an affair. The author suggests that pastors need to come together for mutual support and friendship often unavailable within the congregation.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 155635178X ISBN13 9781556351785
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More About Kenneth L. Swetland
Kenneth L. Swetland (D.Min., Andover Newton Theological School; M.Div., Gordon Divinity School) has been academic dean and professor of pastoral ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for more than thirty years. He is the author of The Hidden World of the Pastor: Case Studies on Personal Issues of Real Pastors.
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Must-read for anyone considering or already in the pastorate Jan 27, 2008
As a seminary student, I found Swetland's book invaluable for helping consider the potential issues I will be facing when I go into ministry. The variety and range of stories keep the reading from being redundant. Indeed, some of the stories are so striking, they really causes one to sit back and think hard about the serious and difficult task of American pastors.
Swetland's First Book of Case Studies May 10, 2006
As a student of Ken Swetland's, I was very interested in reading this book and his most recent release. The case studies in this easy-to-read collection will be very helpful for young pastors, seminarians, and their spouses, as they ponder the future difficulties that they might face in ministry. Swetland has been very careful to frame these stories in ways to prompt you toward in-depth thinking and self-searching. This is a quick read, which will prompt you to slow, careful thought.