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Jesus Driven Ministry Paperback – January 4, 2007
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"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 & 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, Visiting Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
"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
About the Author
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.
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As a Sri Lankan who received his theological training in the United States and who often lectures here (including Denver Seminary), Fernando is privy to cross-cultural and deeply biblical insights that evangelicals need to hear and heed. His fourteen chapters address the following issues in profound ways: the need to identify with the people to whom one ministers, spiritual empowerment for ministry, the importance of recognizing God's affirmation of us in Christ, the significance of retreating from ministry activity periodically, affirming the will of God, being saturated in Scripture for godly ministry, "facing wild animals" (or opponents to ministry); bearing the good news, growing a team of leaders, discipling younger leaders, sending disciples into ministry, ministering to the sick and demon possessed, visiting homes, and prayer.Read more ›
I have been taking some online bible classed through Pillar Of Truth Bible Institute and this was one I was required to read for one of the classes. IT IS VERY GOOD!!!
One thing I love about the Lord...when you are studying something in the right season...He teaches you in between the lines...He is doing this with me with this particular book.
One of the things taught...is not to set "holiness" aside as some are in the habit of doing. It is taught here that some in biblical times lost their power due to operating in the gifts without also being characterized with the Lord's holiness. This spoke to me BIG TIME as recently the Lord spoke to me through 3 little foxes. I knew what this meant...the little foxes being so called "little sins" which grow up to be quite destructive!!! In my case...He was calling to mind...little foxes in my own life...one was...coming home to find I was not charged for something and taking a lonnnnnggggg time to go back and pay for it. I did go back and got `er paid for...as know it is just too big a cost to let it go.
Just one example of the many nuggets in store for you in this book.
For me this book has been one of those "just can't seem to put it down" type of books and I look forward to time with the Lord as I read the lines and listen in between the lines.
May you be blessed and enriched and more prepared for the ministry the Lord has for you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord!!!! ~amen~
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 21 months 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 on January 4, 2014 by Karin Clumpner
I will never regret investing in this book-it was a great read full of practical, life-changing challenges, advice, and truths. A MUST-READ for any leader!!!!Published on August 13, 2013 by Sarah Klute
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 on January 24, 2013 by Andy01