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Monday, October 1, 2012

Mondays With My Old Pastor

Book Description

A totally burned-out young preacher reignites his faith and gathers wisdom for life while spending successive Mondays with an eighty-three-year-old pastor. "Deep inside in some uncertain part of my soul persisted this strange exhaustion that was difficult to explain and hard to endure," writes pastor and author José Luis Navajo. Thinking of quitting the ministry, Navajo doesn't know where to turn until he begins meeting with a seasoned man of the cloth—his "old pastor"—who, through successive Monday visits, offers a legacy of wisdom in the form of 15 unique principles.

In lyrical prose, Navajo shares the personal anecdotes, fables, and deep spiritual insights offered by the old pastor and his wife. By turns funny, heartbreaking, and thought provoking, Mondays with My Old Pastor is a comfort to anyone who struggles in his or her walk with God. As readers follow Navajo's journey from desperation to rejuvenation, they will find themselves similarly transformed and inspired. This moving, beautifully written account is sure to reignite every soul's longing for renewal.

 Cafe Lily's Review:

 "The words of my old pastor touched me and were warm and overwhelming. 
They seemed like the breath of a bonfire more than words.  He was speaking with a true anointing."

This story is a beautiful example of a "Paul & Timothy" relationship.  An 83 year old former pastor shares his experience and wisdom with a younger man, ready to quit the ministry.  While reading this book, it made me want to seek out the elders in my life, and glean from their experience.  The story is gentle, yet profound and after spending Mondays with his old pastor, Jose Luis Navajo, finds himself energized and renewed.  This story is full of advice, wisdom, and even a few jokes.  I loved the old pastor's personality and the way he gently provided guidance, while getting his points across.  Some of this book reads like a fictional story and some of it reads like a memoir - I'm not sure which parts are true, but I still enjoyed it.

I highly recommend this book, and think it would make a PERFECT gift for clergy appreciation month!

I received this book free from BookSneeze. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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