I received a free e-book copy from the publisher of The Pastor's Book by R. Kent Hughes, edited by Douglas Sean O'Donnell for the purpose of review. Simply put, this book is a great reference for situations pastors often find themselves in. As I read through it, I was encouraged that I was thinking through certain things rightly and challenged to think through others more deeply. The authors pulled from their years of ministry, as well as others to put together a comprehensive, yet varied, resource that covers a variety of topics. These resources can easily be adapted to a myriad of situations, personalities, and contexts. This book is ideal for all pastors, but especially those early in their ministries who don't have a lot of experience. This book provides a point of reference and a framework that many young pastors can utilize.
If you are a pastor, get this book. If for no other reason than to have a reference book for those areas of ministry that you need to grow in. This book will help you think deeper about being a pastor, leading a church, and discipling God's people.