On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry

by Brian Drayton

Other authorsFran Taber (Foreword)
Paperback, 2019



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Philadelphia: Quakerpress of Friends General Conference, 2019. (2nd edition)




For more than a decade, Brian Drayton's "On Living With a Concern for Gospel Ministry" has been an essential guide for Quakers and others whose primary calling is vocal ministry of some form, but secondarily to all engaged long-term service under concern.This updated and revised version, based on Drayton's studies of the classic "A Description of the Qualifications Necessary to a Gospel Minister" by Samuel Bownas, as well as researching many Friends journals, and sharing with Friends in ministry today, will be an invaluable resource for those called to public ministry.Drayton ministers to ministers, to encourages, helps, and yes, even admonishes Friends who feel a gift for ministry arising within.Here is a book full of wisdom and advice on how to cherish, live with, and grow into the gift of ministry. it is well aimed at the specific temptations and opportunities of our own day, while incorporating those timeless truths with which a minister of any era must grapple.… (more)

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LibraryThing member LloydLeeWilson
A "lightly revised" expansion of the first edition of this book, now out of print. Not since Samuel Bownas has a Quaker author written as helpfully and as feelingly about the inward and outward life of one who feels a "chronic" call to the service of the Gospel. A must read for all Quakers.

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