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In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.

We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry, he writes. The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God.

Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). You cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed.

The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Jones | 2/16/2014

    " A must read for all church "professionals." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter N. | 2/15/2014

    " A very good book on what pastoral ministry should be about. Numerous chapters challenged my priorities. A worthwhile read for any man going in the ministry or any lay person who wants to pray effectively for their pastor. I agree with another reviewer that his chapter on worship was most frustrating. I also didn't like how he quoted himself at the beginning of each chapter. That seemed odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Toby | 2/14/2014

    " This was a great read. Lots of great encouragement and a number of well placed warnings. Piper obviously has great pastoral instincts. While his chapter on baptism is defending his view of believer's baptism, it was his chapter on worship that was the most frustrating. But otherwise lots of helpful stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerry | 1/20/2014

    " Aside from the chapters on baptism and worship, which are unfortunate, this is an excellent and prophetic book. Encouraging and challenging. "

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