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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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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.

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  • Joshua
  • Holland Patent, NY, United States
  • 03-01-13

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.

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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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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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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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Rekindled my fire.

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

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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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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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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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A must read for anyone in gospel ministry

I am absolutely convinced after reading this book that everyone in any sort of gospel ministry, especially pastoral leadership, should read this book. Paul Tripp does an incredible job of humbly pointing out the dark places in our hearts; those places that most of us would never admit are there. But there is an underlying theme of grace that led me back to the cross again and again. Yes, pastoral ministry is dangerous, and there are many stumbling blocks laid before us by a persistent Enemy. But there is great reward for those who are willing to rest in the grace of Christ, and do ministry for the sake of His glory, and His glory alone.