Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor Paperback

The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson

by D Carson;

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Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

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A memorable firsthand account of not only the sacrifices andtriumphs of full-time ministry but of a brutal, little-known era inNorth American church history.

D. A. Carson's father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor inQuebec. But still, an ordinary pastor-except that he ministeredduring the decades that brought French Canada from the brutalchallenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers tospectacular growth and revival in the 1970s.

It is a story, and an era, that few in the English-speakingworld know anything about. But through Tom Carson's journals andwritten prayers, and the narrative and historical backgroundsupplied by his son, readers will be given a firsthand account ofnot only this trying time in North American church history, but ofone pastor's life and times, dreams and disappointments. With wordsthat will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves tothe Lord's work, this unique book serves to remind readers thatthough the sacrifices of serving God are great, the sweetness ofliving a faithful, obedient life is greater still.

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D Carson was published by Intervarsity Press in February 2008 and is our 21535th best seller. The ISBN for Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor is 9781433501999.

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"This account gives us valuable insight into the life of a man who accepted the challenges of ministry with both integrity and grace, and into the life of a Protestant pastor in French Quebec. A powerful reminder that there are no little places if we are faithful to the God who called us."

-Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, IL

"How can the application of a Bible-saturated mind (Don's) to a Bible-saturated life (Tom's) produce an even more helpful story to encourage pastors? Let the 'mind' be carried on a river of love because the 'life' is his father's. Then add a kind of narrative creativity. That's how."

-John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

"A rare and precious gift from one of evangelicalism's greatest scholars. How generous of Dr. Carson to bequeath his father's quiet legacy to us all."

-C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries


Details for Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

Page last updated 4th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (February 2008)
Number of Pages160
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code3718336
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