Lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it. They have not lost their love for Christ, or their desire to serve him. But for one reason or another, they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.
As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, Christopher Ash has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who have reached the end of their tether. In this short, accessible book, he gives practical and biblical guidance to help enthusiastic Christians gain the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way.
"In this marvellous and much-needed book, Christopher Ash manages to warn, encourage, expose and comfort in equal measure. Every page is humane, penetrating, rich, wise and above all, gospel-saturated."
- Gary Millar, Principal, Queensland Theological College, Australia
Reading Zeal without Burnout by Christopher Ash is like sitting across from a godly father and friend who loves you enough to look you in the eyes and tell you that you that the world is not going to come apart at the seams if you take some time off to take care of yourself. Anyone who worships the god of productivity and therefore has forgotten how to take a break will benefit from this book.
- Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series