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Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (And Expanded)

John Piper

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (And Expanded)

John Piper

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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 t


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About "Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (And Expanded)"

&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 t

- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Piper

John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).

At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.

Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.

John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).

In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."

John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.

John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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Must Read for Anyone in Pastoral Ministry
5 stars By MatthewT, May 30 2016
Piper reflects on his many years of pastoral ministry with exhortations for the next generation. One of the strengths of the book is it is reflections and exhortations from an experienced pastor. These are opinions and advice from decades of consideration and life experience.

Each chapter is short and can easily be read daily as a devotional challenge or encouragement. The chapters are succinct and very readable. As Piper is well known for in his ministry, the biblical passages are included heavily throughout each chapter.

The opening topics are classic Piper writing, but as he continues a wide variety of topics and issues are addressed. These include his reflections on: various doctrines and theology, legalism, family, ethical issues, baptism, preaching style and method, original biblical languages, physical health, and so much more.

Highly recommended reading for any person in vocational ministry or considering that future.
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  • Catalogue Code 364398
  • Product Code 9781433678820
  • ISBN 1433678829
  • EAN 9781433678820
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Leadership
  • Sub-Category Church Leadership
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date Feb 2013
  • Sales Rank #70289
  • Dimensions 215 x 138 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.319kg

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