The blessings and burdens that come with a life in ministry and religious leadership present complex situations and personal struggles that left unaddressed can lead to burn out and a loss of vocational conviction. A minister’s spiritual and mental wellbeing is an essential part of them being an effective servant of God, so it’s important that they be supported and equipped to handle the chaos that modern life brings.

Recognizing and embracing the transitional pain of life events like divorce, retirement, the death of a family member, authors James R. Newby and Mark Minear guide readers through a plan of action focused on self-discovery and renewal of spirit.

This book speaks to ministers in local churches who are questioning themselves, in transition, and are experiencing chaos, and who still want to be effective ministers. It is also for congregational leaders and denominational leaders who would like to understand both the perils and possibilities of the chaos some of the religious leaders under their care and jurisdiction are experiencing.

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