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Dad may be following God's call, but the Pastor's kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results.

Barnabas Piper - son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper - has experienced the challenges of being a PK first-hand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues and accelerated scrutiny PKs face.

But more than just stating the problems - he shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as do their pastor/father and church) is to live in true freedom and wholeness.

©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian

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not just for PK's

not only was this a great insight into the struggles of a PK but it had great points that parents can apply to any child.

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  • 04-04-18

Must read for every church.

I have tried very hard as a pastor to never be that (a pastor) to my children. I want to be their father. However, Barnabas Piper reveals certain things that I still do which I would have never thought could put undo strain and stress on my children. This is a MUST READ for any pastor, pastor’s wife, and church member.

Deacons, assign this to your church on behalf of your pastor and his family.

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Fantastic

As a pastor’s wife I have said many of these things about my children to members of the congregation as well as my husband! I am very thankful for Barnabas writing this book! Not only are many of these things applicable to pastors children but also the pastors wives. Sometimes well meaning people don’t realize the struggles for being in a pastor’s family.

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  • Erica L.
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  • 01-26-15

Thought provoking

Very insightful into the life of a pastors child.
Helps me know what to watch out for and avoid with my own children.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-21-18

Honest critique that extends beyond PKs

Disillusionment with today's church is affecting more than PKs (and MKs). Piper helps the PK (like me) distill elements of their disappointment and confusion, albeit with more focus on the speck in the church/pastor and less effective plank awareness - which is great for anyone receptive to God's pruning scissors ✂

For Pastors who read this: Do not let this book become a source of guilt or fear over your kids. As much as it is a struggle, the PK is forced to face the reality of (your) hypocrisy - entrust it to God and embrace the audit. There is much benefit for all involved.