The work of pastoral ministry is one that is not for the faint of heart. There are so many expectations and demands on the one who chooses to follow the Lord’s calling and serve the local church. Akin and Pace have put together a great work that will help any aspiring pastor to understand what God has called him to and have a solid theological foundation as he serves the Lord.
While Pastoral Theology may be seen by many as a textbook of sorts, the authors have done a fantastic job in writing in a way that it does not seem academic. The authors use a practical approach to help equip pastors to see that the work that they have been called to is one that must be rooted in a solid theology. I love how the book is soaked with Bible references and not just popular thoughts of what a pastor should be doing today.