Book Recommendation…for the pastor’s suffering

This is for all the pastors out there who are suffering and facing adversity in their local church. Charles Simeon’s suffering he endured at the hands of his congregation of 50 years will put most of our difficulties to shame, or at least in perspective.  Derek Prime has written this biography, Charles Simeon: An ordinary pastor of extraordinary influence, in such a way that captures Simeon’s faithfulness in the face of that suffering.

I had the honor of meeting Derek Prime last year while in Scotland and spent about an hour with him in his home.  One of the sweetest, most godly men I have ever met who also faced many of the pastoral struggles we all do.  I assure you, that vibe will be evident to you as you read of the struggles and faithfulness of Simeon and may it bring hope to you as you struggle to be faithful in your own local church.

You can find it on sale here.

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3 comments on “Book Recommendation…for the pastor’s suffering
  1. Paul Russell says:

    At $41.99, this book is not really accessible to many pastors. As a side note, on your church web site, your email address is no longer viable (apparently, as my email to you bounced back), and, under “Pastoral Internship,” someone spelled “Church” as “Chruch.” I thought you’d like to know.

  2. Alex Chen says:

    A big late.. But thankful for the (much needed) book recommendation, brother!

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