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    DescriptionIn The Pastor, Eugene H. Peterson, the translator of the multimillion-selling The Message and the author of more than thirty books, offers his life story as one answer to the surprisingly neglected question: What does it mean to be a pastor? When Peterson was asked by his denomination to begin a new church in Bel Air, Maryland, he surprised himself by saying yes. And so was born Christ Our King Presbyterian Church. But Peterson quickly learned that he was not exactly sure what a pastor should do. He had met many ministers in his life, from his Pentecostal upbringing in Montana to his seminary days in New York, and he admired only a few. He knew that the job's demands would drown him unless he figured out what the essence of the job really was. Thus began a thirty-year journey into the heart of this uncommon vocation--the pastorate.The Pastor steers away from abstractions, offering instead a beautiful rendering of a life tied to the physical world--the land, the holy space, the people--shaping Peterson's pastoral vocation as well as his faith. He takes on church marketing, mega pastors, and the church's too-cozy relationship to American glitz and consumerism to present a simple, faith-filled job description of what being a pastor means today. In the end, Peterson discovered that being a pastor boiled down to "paying attention and calling attention to 'what is going on right now' between men and women, with each other and with God." The Pastor is destined to become a classic statement on the contemporary trials, joys, and meaning of this ancient vocation.


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    Title
    The Pastor
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eugene H. Peterson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061988202
    ISBN 10: 0061988200
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL097000
    DC21: 285.1092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15430
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D3
    B&T Approval Code: A13707048
    DC22: 285/.1092
    LC classification: BX9225.P466 A3 2011
    B&T Approval Code: A13806012
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL108030, BIO018000, REL012020
    Thema V1.0: DNBX
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A book full of much needed wisdom that is written with eloquence."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer