The Secret Life of a Pastor Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 12, 2015
The Secret Life of a Pastor (and other intimate letters on ministry) Book Cover The Secret Life of a Pastor (and other intimate letters on ministry)
Michael A. Milton
Christian Focus Publications
April 20, 2015

Living a life of Christian service is tough. Quite rightly we can have big hopes for what can be done and dealing with discouragement and disappointment when these dreams shatter can be a painful experience. Michael Milton has a real heart for those who are beginning that work, this heart comes out in brief, honest, penetrating letters that are gold for a pastor just starting out, and remain tremendously helpful to the rest of us, as we seek to serve Christ in our daily lives.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Secret Life of a Pastor by Michael A. Milton (Christian Focus, 2015).

“When I finished this book, I walked away with a new appreciation for the role of the pastor… The advice offered is sound and timeless. This book should be mandatory reading for both those entering and graduating from seminary.”
Reviewer: LaRosa Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this work to pastors, church leaders, and those wanting to be pastors someday…”
Reviewer: Rachel Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have found Milton to be an excellent guide for helping me gain an insider perspective on what a pastor’s life looks like. I think pastors will find his pastoral advice helpful to their life and work. Hopefully this book will help revitalize those who are weary and energize those who are struggling through their ministry.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“Whether you are preparing for pastoral ministry or doing pastoral ministry you will not regret the time you take to read this book. Read it in a thoughtful way and let God use it to challenge, encourage and remind you of His love for His Church and how He calls and equips men for pastoral ministry.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“Milton’s love and wise words blend together in these brief letters and will surely be an encouragement to aspiring pastors, new pastors and seasoned pastors alike.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“Transitioning from student to pastor can be bumpy and fraught with failure for those who don’t have good, godly men speaking into their lives. This book helps those seminarians wade into the responsibility of being a pastor.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 4 Stars

“We will encounter so many various seasons of life in ministry and this book covers much of it all in a personal, passionate, and prevalent way.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 Stars

“The advice is always good and given graciously. Some of the chapters will do European pastors a whole lot of good!”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a book worth reading, even for those who have left their seminary years far behind.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars