“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 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
Wise counsel from a godly pastor. John Piper writes with profundity. The book is worth the price and worth the time it will take to read it.Published 7 months ago by Bicycling Preacher
Although directed to pastors, this is inspirational and foundational for every Christian. I bought 5 copies and gave them away.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I do love me some John Piper, but the title should be more of "What John Piper thinks Pastors should Do". Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott Johnston
American pastors have gone astray with human reasoning and priorities. God's people have been seduced away from the Holy Spirit and need to be directed to hear His voice more than... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peter M.
I was disappointed. While the title is intriguing and the message important for all who serve in the church to hear, we are more than just brothers, nowadays...... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lawrence R. Chottiner
I had received this book as a Christmas present, and I liked it so much that I ordered this book for an associate pastor. Read morePublished 18 months ago by nannnette b lee
I stumbled upon this book and thought it looked good, despite not being a pastor myself. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by FutureDr.