Open Secrets

5196y6yncal__sl125_Just finished an intersting book on the pastorate in a small Illinois town. The book was recommended to me by my father-in-law, Dan Schiel, and as usual, his recommendation was a good one.

A Lutheran pastor shares all in this kiss and tell book. He had permission to tell the story of how this pastor fresh out of school comes to New Cana with his lofty ideals and a new PhD and finds, as one parishoner tells the new pastor, “This is our church and we will be here long after you are gone”. How true this turns out to be in his three year tenure.

The book is written from the perspective of the pastor, but he is not afraid to admit his mistakes. I loved the book because I have felt the feelings of both pastor and parishoner. It is honest and sometimes hard to read, but honest and earthy. I heartily recommned it to you. Buy it through my book store by clicking here. Happy reading!

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