Of all the wonderful devotional books written over the years there are few that appeal specifically to the minister of the Gospel. Pastors are a unique group and need devotional food that is adapted to their position and calling.
In answer to that need, Richard Earl has developed an amazing collection of 52 profound thoughts for the “Shepherds of God’s Flock”, intended for use on Monday mornings, when the pastor’s spiritual fuel tank is sometimes low.
Sure to be a perennial favorite with readers, Shepherd’s Balm also contains many great and unusual quotes, some with sharp images to inspire and challenge. Space for journaling and interesting exercises make this a well-rounded tool for private devotions, or for church staff or Christian non-profit staff devotions.
Drawing from authors both old and new, this substantial collection of short devotions (it runs over 250 pp.) covers many areas of ministry and speaks in a voice that only the pastor or Christian leader can fully comprehend. Styles range from the traditional to the missional and everything in between.
Meet again or for the first time: Charles Spurgeon, DL Moody, Oswald Chambers, EM Bounds, John Bunyan, Eugene Peterson, John Piper, Margaret Feinberg, Richard Baxter, Reggie McNeal, Andrew Murray, J. Wilbur Chapman, Mark Buchanan, Bill Easum, Francis Schaeffer and many more. Some you have never heard of and you will quickly wonder why. Drawing from his 27 years of ministry experience, Earl has also written eight of his own entries that hit the mark squarely.
Earl seems to recognize the current hunger for material that addresses the new challenges being faced by emerging shepherds in a world where the Gospel is finding a renewed voice. The book, however, speaks in a way that also appeals strongly to more seasoned shepherds as well. Every Christian leader should have a copy.
The book is available now and can be purchased for just $9.99 plus shipping through Kalosbooks.com. Bulk prices available beginning at quantities of ten. Signed copies can be obtained by ordering through Ebay.