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“It was the kindness of God which led me to stumble across this book in my first year of pastoral ministry. I remember vividly kneeling at my bedside in tears, feeling so rebuked and so encouraged at the same time. I loved this book then and, with several new chapters, I love it even more now. I hope every pastor reads this book and listens to its sane, practical, biblical advice.”
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church
East Lansing, Michigan
Author of The Hole in Our Holiness
Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
“John Piper is a pastor to pastors. His love for them and his desire to see them faithfully fulfill their calling leaps from each chapter of this book. It will challenge you. It will instruct you. And most of all, it will encourage you as you shepherd God’s flock which He has entrusted to your care.”
Daniel L. Akin
"Once again, Dr. Piper has provided a generation of pastors with a clear and profound statement on our calling, and his legacy of biblical faithfulness and commitment to God's glory is felt in every chapter."
This book has been a staple for our pastors-in-training for many years--one of the few books I consider to be an absolute must read for those wanting to pursue God's work in God's way. God used the first edition of this book to profoundly shape my ministry philosophy, and I am honored to be able to recommend this 2nd edition of Brothers We are Not Professionals. I cannot commend it highly enough. Read it. Re-read it. And then teach it to others.
Lead Pastor, the Summit Church
Author of Gospel and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart
Twitter: @jdgreear @summitrdu
This is not a book for those who want a simple and easy life, it's a book for servants whom God has raised up to get down on the ground and selflessly serve by leading God's people, proclaiming God's truth, and earnestly contending for the faith. May the Holy Spirit use this book to help ignite the next generation with a passion to deny themselves and take up their crosses to serve Christ and his sheep from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Co-pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel
Editor of Tabletalk magazine
This is a must read for the new or experienced shepherd. It helps us keep our priorities write and provides some of the confidence building reminders that we are doing the right... Read morePublished 26 days ago by David C. Johnson
I work as a pastor for Church who highly regards Andy Stanley's church model and seeks to reach the unchurched. Read morePublished 3 months ago by DHaron
This has been a help to discuss some sensitive points in our ministries.Published 3 months ago by Ray Allen
This may be my shortest review on a book that I have ever done.
I would like to just say that this book was a true blessing to me and was extremely enjoyable to read. Read more
These work great and save the fingers. Should have done it a long time ago.Published 6 months ago by Twowheelz