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Dangerous Calling Audiobook

Dangerous Calling

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Publisher's Summary

After traveling the world for many years and speaking at hundreds of churches of all kinds, Paul David Tripp is concerned about the state of pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but with the very people who train him, call him, relate to him, and restore him if necessary.

Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy - an environment that actively undermines the wellbeing and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the war that rages not only in the momentous moments of ministry, but also in the mundane day-by-day life of every pastor.

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    R. Gomez 06-18-13
    R. Gomez 06-18-13
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    Where does Dangerous Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    With regard to content, this book is in my top 5 favorite audiobooks.


    What other book might you compare Dangerous Calling to and why?

    Richard Baxter's "The Reformed Pastor". The reason why is that Baxter and Tripp both do you a great service in helping you do a thorough (and painful) self-examination.


    What does Maurice England bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Maurice does a wonderful job reading the content. As I was listening, I found myself forgetting that I was being read to - a quality I appreciate. Get out of the way of the content. Great job, Maurice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not in particular, but in the whole, I was greatly refreshed and warned.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must-read/listen for anyone serving in ministry in any capacity. I hope to pass this book on to my sons when the time comes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua Holland Patent, NY, United States 03-01-13
    Joshua Holland Patent, NY, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Dangerous Calling - Excellent"

    I was totally sucked in. Listened to most of it driving from PA to NY. It was practical and yet I found myself moved to worship.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory S Rozenski Jacksonville, AR United States 10-26-17
    Gregory S Rozenski Jacksonville, AR United States 10-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Packed full of useful wisdom and advise."

    I very much enjoied this book. some parts I had to go back and listen to again before going forward because of all the good information. i just wa ted to soak it all in.

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    Brandon Lynch 10-16-17
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    "Must Read"

    This book is an absolute game changer for anyone in ministry! It will help you & encourage you in the work of the Lord.

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    Jay A. Dove 09-10-17
    Jay A. Dove 09-10-17
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    "Great book"

    I loved reading and listening to the audio concurrently. My book now well highlighted. As a layman, i found a lot of convicting and encouraging material in this book. I have now give a copy of this book to my pastor and another layman in our fellowship. I encourage others to do likewise.
    Oh the narrator of this audio book did an EXCELLENT job.

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    R. Hilton Texas 08-27-17
    R. Hilton Texas 08-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Rekindled my fire."

    Ministry is hard. We make it harder when we turn it into a job. Rekindle your passion.

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    Jonathan Harris 08-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good advice for all prospective pastors"

    The private life of a pastor is more important than his public. This book serves as a convicting and encouraging challenge to pastors who see or fail to see a discrepancy between their personal and public lives.

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    Supportive Wife Texas 08-05-17
    Supportive Wife Texas 08-05-17
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    "Dangerous Read"

    Paul David Tripp does a remarkable job encouraging, exhorting, and warning the reader of the dangers of pastoral ministry. Highly recommend.

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    Anonymous 07-03-17
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    "Heart Searching"

    This book is for anyone who is willing to be open and honest with God and self. All throughout the reading, Tripp makes reference to the heart. He reveals the many areas pastors wrestle with when it comes to their private personal lives and their public ministry persona. He reminds pastors (and himself) about "the great internal war of ministry" (p. 214 in hardcover book). He also reminds pastors, they to be instruments and recipients of God's grace. In short, a very powerful and life transforming book.

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    Rosie Honolulu, 02-25-17
    Rosie Honolulu, 02-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    Would you try another book from Paul David Tripp and/or Maurice England?

    Not at this time.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Paul David Tripp? Why or why not?

    Not at this time. God is love. Serving God is an awesome privilege. Yes, we have an adversary and changing our carnal thinking to receiving the mind of Christ - the path has many traps and snares. Learning to acknowledge the Lord in ALL our ways might be a challenge and oversight for us too many times. However, God has given us the power to live victoriously every day. Too many of our missteps and burnouts are of our own choices and not following the Word, Jesus the living Word. The Calling of God is one to humbly receive versus dangerous which might produce fear and keep people to run from the calling.


    What aspect of Maurice England’s performance would you have changed?

    Providing audio is greatly appreciated. Thank you Mr. England.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I could relate with much from personal experience. Unfortunately, the church has been steeped in traditional thought and for the most part, I was not taught the gospel. There was too much personal opinion, from personal experience taught in my Christian growth which too many times was and is contrary to the Word of God. Thank God for His mercy and grace.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand the author's purpose is to equip and enlighten. And thank God, we know in part and we prophesy in parts... I rejoice with parts and thank God this book lets the preacher know - not alone in foul ups, failures, depressions, recessions --etc.; and how to attain triumph in their ministries. Live in the Blessing!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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