Available for Review: Pastoring the Pastor by Tim Cooper & Kelvin Gardiner

Shaun Tabatt —  August 22, 2012

Pastoring the Pastor by Tim Cooper & Kelvin GardinerDaniel Donford is a new pastor: excited, filled with bright dreams, anticipating a big future for him and his new church, Broadfield Community Church. However opposition and obstacles lie just ahead, and both may end his journey into pastoral ministry before it has really begun. But Dan has an Uncle Eldon, if anyone can see Dan through his trials and disasters, Eldon can. The wisdom he offers, via a series of emails, might just be enough to see Dan transformed into the mature, selfless, loving pastor God wants him to be.

About the Authors:
Tim Cooper lives with his wife Kate and their four sons in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is Senior Lecturer in the History of Christianity in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago. Before taking up this post he was the pastor of LifeSwitch, a church in the Hutt Valley on the outskirts of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

Kelvin Gardiner has pastored churches in New Zealand, the Philippines and the US. For ten years he led a ministry leadership organization overseeing one hundred US churches and providing pastoral support for overseas mission teams. He and his wife Jill currently offer pastoral care for mission agencies in Asia and Europe.

Praise for Pastoring the Pastor:

“Convicting, compelling and ultimately uplifting; this insightful probing of the realities of pastoral ministry will make you smile, lead you to pray, and encourage you to persevere.”
-Colin S. Smith ~ Senior Pastor, The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, Arlington, Illinois & President of Unlocking the Bible

“I plan to commend this book to our students here at Beeson Divinity School and to pastors everywhere who are called to the burdensome joy of shepherding the flock of God.”
-Timothy George ~ Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

“This heartwarming (and at times heart-wrenching) story of the downs and ups of ministry and church life offers the kind of practical and godly wisdom that will help pastors (and those they shepherd) towards a realistic appreciation of what really matters as we serve Christ and his people.”
-John Woodhouse ~ Principal, Moore College, Sydney, Australia

Book Information:

Book Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: September 24-28, 2012
  • Available Formats: E-book
  • We ask that reviewers post their review to their personal website/blog and at least one book retail website.

This book tour is now full. Thank you for your interest.