Pastors care for a soul in the way a doctor cares for a body. In a time when many churches have lost sight of the real purpose of the church,The Care of Soulsinvites a new generation of pastors to form the godly habits and practical wisdom needed to minister to the hearts and souls of those committed to their care.
Harold Senkbeil helps remind pastors of the essential calling of the ministry: preaching and living out the Word of God while orienting others in the same direction. And he offers practical and fruitful advice—born out of his five decades as a pastor—that will benefit both new pastors and those with years in the pulpit.
Drawing on a lifetime of pastoral experience,The Care of Soulsis a beautifully written treasury of proven wisdom which pastors will find themselves turning to again and again.
Foreword by Michael Horton
The Pastoral Craft: One Farm Boy’s Story
What Is a Pastor? The Classical Model
The Word of God: Ministry’s Source and Norm
The Cure of Souls: Attentive Diagnosis
The Cure of Souls: Intentional Treatment
Sheep-Dogging and Shepherding: The Noble Task
Guilt and Shame
Holiness and the Cure of Souls
Drawing Near to God: Proximity and Holiness
Invisible Powers: Spiritual Warfare
Christ’s “Other Sheep”: Mission and the Care of Souls