Wise and practical essays on the pastor as shepherd,
preacher, worship leader, and professional
This is pastoral theology at its best. Bishop Emeritus Donald N. Bastian unfolds a lifetime of pastoral wisdom in words as fresh and timely as they are seasoned and timeless. In writing that is deeply rooted in scripture and the pastoral tradition of the historic church, Bastian applies his years of experience as pastor and church leader to the perennial needs of the postmodern church in any culture. Highly recommended.
DOUGLAS R. CULLUM, Vice President and Dean, Professor of Historical and Pastoral Theology, Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, New York
Rightly recognized for the grace and gifts of pastoral ministry, Donald N. Bastian has provided readers with wisdom, substance, and practical help distilled from decades as a minister of the gospel. Especially helpful for younger pastors, the book will deepen their theology, confirm their vocation, and help them through more than a few difficulties.
VICTOR A. SHEPHERD, Professor of Theology, Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, Professor Ordinarius, the Graduate Theological Union, University of Oxford, and author of eleven books
Donald N. Bastian, bishop emeritus of the Free Methodist Church of North America, is widely regarded as an inspired preacher, wise overseer of the church, and outstanding writer. He is also the author of Gods House Rules: Seven Biblical Truths to Transform and Enrich Your Family Life and other books and writes the blog Just Call Me Pastor.
The Pastor's First Love by Donald N Bastian was published by BPS Books in April 2013 and is our 56654th best seller. The ISBN for The Pastor's First Love is 9781927483466.