Since reading Matt Rddmond’s excellent book the God of the Mundane, I have been a subscriber to his blog. Today he posted a ‘non-review’ of Eugene Peterson’s The Pastor: A Memoir. If you are a pastor, or you are a lay person in leadership and work closely with a pastor, this is definitely in a handful of books that I would say EVERY pastor should read. It has been about a year since I read it and I think I might need to read it again. Seriously, get this book. Matt is in love with it about as much as I am:
Hand-cuffed. I don’t even know how to write a review of this book. A review is what you write when it isn’t personal. A review is what you do for books. The Pastor is far more than a book. You need to understand that Eugene Peterson saved my vocational soul just over a year ago. And since that time I have been pointing people – especially pastors – to his books. Especially young pastors. So how about a non-review?