The Vulnerable Pastor
How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry
by Mandy Smith
"This isn't a book just for pastors but for all of us who want to be 'real' with ourselves, others and God." —Ruth Graham, author of "In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart"
Mandy Smith unpacks the biblical paradox that God's strength is revealed through our human weakness.
When so many are disillusioned by a manipulative or dogmatic church, how refreshing will it be to find the church lead by those who know how to listen and don’t need to control?
"No kidding: If I could make one new book magically appear on the bedside table of every minister, priest, deacon and elder in North America, 'The Vulnerable Pastor' would be it."
"Do you ever feel like you're making it up as you go along?" ~from the book
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"I had, in my limited way, tried to model Jesus. And, in doing so, I felt weak, dumb, ashamed. What is wrong with us that Christlike leadership has become shameful?" ~Mandy Smith
"Are leaders really meant to be strong, seemingly unshakable individuals? Or should they have the ability to call on God in times of weakness?"
Smith has discovered that our limitations are the womb of possibility and that when we are weak, we are strong in God.
It's very comforting and liberating to read someone writing about ministry coming from a place of survival and human limitations rather than pristine, grandiose visions.
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