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Memoirs of An Ordinary Pastor

Paperback|Feb 2008
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^A memorable firsthand account of not only the sacrifices and triumphs of full-time ministry but of a brutal, little-known era in North American church history. ^D. A. Carson's father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an...


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^A memorable firsthand account of not only the sacrifices and triumphs of full-time ministry but of a brutal, little-known era in North American church history. ^D. A. Carson's father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an ordinary pastor-except that he ministered during the decades that brought French Canada from the brutal challenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers to spectacular growth and revival in the 1970s. ^It is a story, and an era, that few in the English-speaking world know anything about. But through Tom Carson's journals and written prayers, and the narrative and historical background supplied by his son, readers will be given a firsthand account of not only this trying time in North American church history, but of one pastor's life and times, dreams and disappointments. With words that will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves to the Lord's work, this unique book serves to remind readers that thoug
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D. A. Carsonrs"s father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an ordinary pastor-except that he ministered during the decades that brought French Canada from the brutal challenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers to spectacular growth and revival in the 1970s.It is a story, and an era, that few in the English-speaking world know anything about. But through Tom Carsonrs"s journals and written prayers, and the narrative and historical background supplied by his son, readers will be given a firsthand account of not only this trying time in North American church history, but of one pastorrs"s life and times, dreams and disappointments. With words that will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves to the Lordrs"s work, this unique book serves to remind readers that though the sacrifices of serving God are great, the sweetness of living a faithful, obedient life is greater still."This account gives us valuable insight into the life of a man who accepted the challenges of ministry with both integrity and grace, and into the life of a Protestant pastor in French Quebec. A powerful reminder that there are no little places if we are faithful to the God who called us." Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago"How can the application of a Bible-saturated mind (Donrs"s) to a Bible-saturated life (Tomrs"s) produce an even more helpful story to encourage pastors? Let the ls"mindrs" be carried on a river of love because the ls"lifers" is his fatherrs"s. Then add a kind of narrative creativity. Thatrs"s how." John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis"A rare and precious gift from one of evangelicalismrs"s greatest scholars. How generous of Dr. Carson to bequeath his fatherrs"s quiet legacy to us all." C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries"Carson strikes at the heart of whatrs"s wrong when we forget that, as servants, we were meant to live ordinarily under the gospel of grace. Read this book. You will be deeply encouraged in your life and ministry." Michel Lemaire, Pastor of Eglise Baptiste de la Foi, Drummondville, 1984-2005"This personal testimony is a healthy reminder of heavenly priorities in the pastorate and Christian ministry." Pierre Constant, Associate Pastor, Eglise Baptiste Montclair de Hull, 1982-1997"Read this book and be strengthened. You hold in your hands history, humor, and an amazing amount of wisdom for the Christian life (especially for pastors!)." Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 278130
  • Product Code 9781433501999
  • ISBN 1433501996
  • EAN 9781433501999
  • Pages 160
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Feb 2008
  • Sales Rank 26251
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.197kg

D A Carson

Dr Don (D. A.) Carson is currently Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. His areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. Carson has written prolifically and profoundly on all these subjects.

Carson has written or edited 57 books - as well as numerous journal articles - ranging from New Testament commentaries to topical studies on the state of the contemporary church and its wider cultural context. His work is characterised by brilliant theological insight, thorough scholarship, and an uncompromising commitment to the essentials of Reformed doctrine.

Carson's landmark book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award. Other works that examine the interaction of church and culture include The Inclusive Language Debate (1998), Becoming Conversant With the Emerging Church (2005), Christ and Culture Revisited (2008) and The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012).

Carson's exegetical works include volumes on individual New Testament books in the Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary, Pillar New Testament Commentary, Baker Exegetical Commentary, and New International Greek Testament Commentary. In Exegetical Fallacies (1984, 1996, 2nd ed.), Carson is at his incisive best, analysing the root causes of errors in biblical interpretation. He has also notably edited the New Testament Commentary Survey up to its 7th edition (2013), as well as the Zondervan Study Bible (2015).

Donald Arthur Carson was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1946. His undergraduate degree majored in mathematics and chemistry. He went on to undertake a Master of Divinity with a Baptist seminary and earned his PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University in 1975, the same year he married his wife Joy. In 1978, Carson joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has worked ever since. In 2005 with Tim Keller, Carson founded The Gospel Coalition (TGC) - a network of Reformed churches dedicated to engaging and transforming the wider culture through speaking events, online advocacy, and publication. He continues to be an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

Carson lives with his family in Liberty, Illinois. In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

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