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Sell Your Extra Suit and Buy This Book!

The Christian Ministry by Charles Bridges has really helped me today. It is one of those old books written in a day when pastors breathed different air. Not the culture-polluted smog of church growth secrets, reinventing the wheel of ministry innovation, or managerial success, but the pure undiluted oxygen of the gospel. I have been working on it intermittently for most of this year. Every time I pick it up, I am challenged, convicted, and strengthened. I would place it right along side of Baxter's The Reformed Pastor, Spurgeon's Lectures to My Students, or Lloyd-Jones's Preaching and Preachers. If you are (or desire to be) a pastor or elder, sell your extra suit and buy this book! It is easily one of the most valuable books in my library.

4 comments:

mwh said...

Would you care to share any of your/his insights that make the book so profitable?

Anonymous said...

When was it written?

mwh said...

Katie got me a copy of The Reformed Pastor a while back, and I've been wanting to read it for some time....sigh....maybe this winter.

Brian G. Hedges said...

I will probably do some further posts on this book next week - possibly a full review or at least some highlights.

The book was written in the 19th century.

Baxter is a classic - well worth digging into!