The Pastor’s Family Book

The Pastor’s Family:  Shepherding your family through the challenges of pastoral ministry.  By Brian and Cara Croft  (Now available in English and Spanish)

“We’re happy to commend, not only this book, but Brian and Cara, for modeling so much of what is recommended here.” -Thabiti & Kristie Anyabwile (from the foreword)


Available in English here.

Available in Spanish here.

“In The Pastor’s Family, Brian and Cara Croft provide a frank and helpful discussion of the challenges that pastors and their families face day-by-day. For pastors in training, this book provides a realistic framework for future ministry. For pastors on the field, it provides encouragement and wisdom from a couple that’s walking the same path as you. For church members, it provides an invaluable glimpse into the dynamics of a pastor’s life. Highly recommended.”

Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D.,Associate Vice President and Professor of Leadership, SBTS


“I know Brian as an effective, compassionate pastor of a vital church here in Louisville, and I am thrilled that he and Cara have written this book to assist pastors in the practical, day to day challenges of ministry and the often complex challenges of doing life together as a ministry couple.  Read it as a couple and do the exercises together. It will take your relationship and your ministry to a new level.  I just wish this book had been around when I was serving as a senior minister.”

Bob Russell, Former Pastor SECC


“Realistic…Honest…Transparent…Spiritual…Practical.” These are the words that sprang to my mind as I read this unique book that will refresh many pastors’ souls, rescue many pastors’ marriages, transform many pastors’ families, and revive many pastors’ ministries.”

David P Murray, Professor of Pastoral Theology, PRTS


“All throughout the history of the church there have been pastors, so many pastors, who have sacrificed their families on the altar of ministry. Too many neglected wives and forsaken children can testify to men who time and time again chose ministry in place of family. Every pastor can testify to the power of this temptation, which is exactly why there is such an urgent need for Brian and Cara Croft’s book, The Pastors Family. This book challenges pastors to care first and best for their wives and children and it carefully draws upon biblical wisdom to allow them to do that very thing. It is a book I will read with my wife and one I heartily recommend to every pastor.”

Tim Challies


One comment on “The Pastor’s Family Book
  1. Rev. Solomon Raj kumar says:

    please send me “The Pastor’s Family book” If possibe, Iam a Pastor of church in india, Iam a t.v preacher in local channel, Ex- District Pastors president. now YMCA president. my self and for our pastors need such teachings. please help us through teaching,encourage us by good advices. then I can teach lot of pastors about thier family & ministry. thank you. Please pray for us. we wil pray sure for your valuable ministry. Thank u once again. may god bless you richly . Rev. Solomon Rajkumar.

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