Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Book Review: On Pastoring by H.B. Charles Jr

A couple of years ago, H.B. Charles Jr., released a book called On Preaching, which he gave practical insights into being a pastor in a local church. Charles returns with another book using the same format as he did in his previous book, however, he deals with pastoring. This book offers Charles's years of experience in this area as a guide for pastors who are beginning their ministry. This book is appropriately called, On Pastoring.

Charles wrote that this book is not a how-to guide into preaching nor a theological look into preaching. This is a book to make sure its readers, in this case pastors, are heading in the right direction. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the pastor's heart. Charles writes on various subjects such as the health of a pastor, the godliness of a pastor, and the convictions of a pastor.

The second part deals with the pastor's leadership in regards to keeping appointments, working slowly, developing a pastoral library, and loving the congregation. Finally, we have the public ministry of the pastor. What Charles writes about areas on being a worship leader, expositional preaching, weekly preparations, and more. As I mentioned, Charles uses the same format in this book which he did with his pastoring book. The chapters are short and simple. A pastor starting out can really benefit from Charles's years of experience behind the pulpit and from years of leading a church.

This is the first book released from Moody publishers in conjunction with For The Church. I truly believe pastors will benefit from this book as well as upcoming books with this new partnership.

Thanks Moody Publishers for letting me review this book.

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