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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul David Tripp Narrator: Maurice England Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 2/17/2014

    " Every person in ministry should read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin Breeden | 2/12/2014

    " An absolutely essential book. It's a rare feeling to finish a book and know that you'll be re-reading it and handing it out to people for the rest of your life but that's how I feel about this one. No book that I'm aware of so frankly treats the temptations and struggles of pastoral ministry in 21st century America. If you're in some sort of ministry, buy this book today. If you're a church member consider reading it to better understand what your pastor is going through and how you can pray for him and how you can do your part to help him in these areas. Can't say enough good things about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Dobrowolski | 2/12/2014

    " This book will rip the pride in your heart to shreds and restore in its place God-given grace. Paul Tripp holds up the God of all grace as the One we should worship and stand in awe before. Tripp also shows how our sometimes subtle and other times blatant pride as pastors stands in the way of what we are trying to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J Anthony | 2/5/2014

    " A must read! Convicting, sobering, challenging, and comforting. What is this book really about? From the author, "It is a detailed exposition of what happens in the life of a person in ministry when he forgets to preach the same gospel that he gives to others." This books merits additional reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carl Van Dam | 1/30/2014

    " This book is clearly a cri de coeur from Paul Tripp. It makes many excellent points about the real challenges that pastors face in their unique calling. One can only applaud his appeal for genuine humble service, diligent personal worship, and heartfelt study of God's Word (vs. impersonal academic study). However I wonder whether he overstates his case not only b/c he is needlessly repetitive but also b/c the title of the work can discourage potential students of the ministry and cause them to look elsewhere for their life's calling. At the end of the day, the ministry is a glorious calling rather than a dangerous one. And thanks be to God for that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giancarlo Montemayor | 1/30/2014

    " I found this book very helpful for those of us who have a heart for ministry. This book is an exposition of what happens in the life of a person in ministry when he forgets to preach to himself the same gospel that he gives to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Brubaker | 1/27/2014

    " One of the best practical books I've read. Great for pastors and officers but lots of application for all ministers of the gospel (i.e. all Christians) within their own ministry context. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark A Powell | 1/21/2014

    " Pastoral ministry is fraught with challenges and pitfalls that threaten to damage the minister or disparage the name of Christ. Tripp wisely steers his readers to recognize some of these potential catastrophes, relying heavily (and quite honestly) on his own experience and struggles. Far from elevating pastors to a pedestal, churches should see their leaders as men who also need instruction and encouragement in their Christian life. A solid book, written with authority, humility, and conviction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Williams | 1/19/2014

    " Awesome book, very practical and recommended for anyone in pastoral ministry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colson | 1/13/2014

    " Great book for Pastor's. Paul Tripp helps you to examine your ministry and the motivation for doing ministry. Many great reminders that Pastor's have to be careful of pit falls of pride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Darrow | 12/25/2013

    " The book is a must read for all involved in pastoral ministry, especially the senior leader. A lot of practical take away nuggets. The 4/5 stars is only because I'm not excited about Dr. Tripp's writing style. Otherwise highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 H.b. Charles | 12/19/2013

    " A great book on pastoral ministry. It took me a long time to finish it. There is so much to meditate on here. It is both honest and hopeful. And it continually points the minister to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. I would recommend every pastor read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Pate | 11/26/2013

    " Best book I've ever read on the ministry. I probably need to read this each year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Oliphint | 11/12/2013

    " Very good. Should be read by every pastor and elder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 11/2/2013

    " One of the most honestly-written books I've ever read. Tripp bares his soul and in doing so exposes the heart and soul needs of so many pastors. This book convicted me, challenged me, and was a "painful blessing". I highly recommend it to anyone in pastoral ministry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Molicki | 8/19/2013

    " This is a must read for pastor's today. He addresses some crucial personal pitfalls in wonderfully painfully revealing ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ike Unger | 8/12/2013

    " As a pastor, I will say this is the best book I've ever read apart from the Bible. Incredible insight, practical advice and honest transparency. This book will help to examine your heart as you strive to shepherd those God has place in your care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/26/2013

    " Great content. Only critique-the book seems to be written to a twitter audience. It is one of the only books of his that I've read where his writing style gets in the way of the message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 4/27/2013

    " Wow ... I'm going to need to go through it again ... And maybe chapter 14 once a month. Must read for pastors and church leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 4/6/2013

    " Pastors, please read this book and keep it's warnings close. This book is good in a painful, yet honest sort of way. I will need to reread on a regular basis. "

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About the Author
Author Paul David TrippPaul David Tripp is a gifted and sought-after speaker and the author of many popular books, including What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage; The Age of Opportunity; and Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. President of Paul Tripp Ministries, he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and as the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Luella, have four grown children.
About the Narrator

Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction, personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.