This Odd and Wondrous Calling | The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers (Daniel and Copenhaver)

This Odd and Wondrous Calling | The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers (Daniel and Copenhaver)

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"Here's a book about ministry from the inside, written by two practitioners of the craft. And not just any two practitioners, but two excellent ministers who are gifted writers. . . . This is the best kind of affirmation of the ministry - an honest one, richly grounded in the reality of the church." - Anthony B. Robinson, author of Changing the Conversation

This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different from the many books available on ministry. It is a book both honest about the challenges of the vocation and reflective of its joy from two people still pastoring.

Anecdotal and extremely readable, the book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor's day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, Scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous Calling is both serious and fun and is ideal for those who are considering the ministry or who want a better understanding of their own minister's life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

LILLIAN DANIEL is a United Church of Christ minister, the author of When "Spiritual but Not Religious" is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church and co-author of This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers.

MARTIN B. COPENHAVER is President of Andover Newton Theological School and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He AnsweredTo Begin at the Beginning: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Revised and Expanded and Living Faith While Holding Doubts. He is co-author of Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Life and Faith, Revised and Updated, and This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers.

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