"Ajith Fernando is a writer from whom I've learned much and whose authenticity I greatly respect."
—Ravi Zacharias, Founder and President, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; author, Jesus Among Other Gods
"There is an authenticity, deep simplicity, and biblical richness to the writings of Ajith Fernando. The effect is that when I go to his books in search for something specific, I get drawn in longer than I intend. That is what happened with this book, every time I poked my nose into a different chapter. The church in the Western world needs to read what Ajith Fernando writes."
—John Piper, Founder, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary
"What makes the writing of Ajith Fernando so convincing is the authenticity of his ministry. As few persons I know in this generation, he lives what he preaches."
—Robert E. Coleman, Distinguished Senior Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Ajith Fernando towers above the crowd as one of the great Christians of our time. He is esteemed internationally for biblical scholarship and expository Bible teaching and for his work as an apologist and evangelist. It is no surprise that his Jesus Driven Ministry sets the Christocentric standard for us all."
—R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois
"Ajith Fernando does what he sets out to do-to name the basics in ministry, to validate them in Scripture, the church's tradition, and experience. He makes the case that who we are is as important as what we do in ministry. This book will help us, no matter where we are on our ministry journey."
—Maxie D. Dunnam, President, Asbury Theological Seminary
"People who have sensed a divine call become confused about what a minister should be. CEO? Therapist? Visionary? Communicator? Shepherd? Dr. Fernando demonstrates the relevance of the ministry model of Jesus to the matters ministers face globally. If the priorities articulated in this book become the priorities of those in ministry, there will be greater integrity in the church, the truth of the gospel will be seen in the actions of its ministers, and the Lord will be honored."
—Greg Waybright, Former President, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Senior Pastor, Lake Avenue Church, Pasadena, California
Ajith Fernando is the Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in war-torn Sri Lanka after serving as the ministry's National Director for 35 years. He and his wife, Nelun, are active in a church ministering primarily to the urban poor. His ministry includes mentoring younger staff and counseling Christian workers. He is the author of fifteen books published in eighteen languages.
This book challenged me in my ministry. I am grateful for the knowledge that gives me a greater vision for the ministry that I have been assigned to do.Published 1 month ago by Novella Augustine
Fernando's music is quiet and has great words. I love listening to his harmonies and the feeling of praise he produces.Published 11 months ago by Karin Clumpner
Very helpful advice on keeping a Christ focused ministry. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to sharing the author's advice with others.Published 23 months ago by Andy01
This is an EXCELLENT book to read for those of you who, like me, are desiring to enter into the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Jean M Jones