I have loved reading flowerdust's blog. Her blog is one of the top ranked blogs in Christian leadership right now. I have read so much about this book and a few friends have already read it. ...FINALLY, I have been able to order it and can't wait to get my hot little hands on this thing!! Here is a little bit about the book......I highly encourage you to put this on your reading list!
From the Back Cover:
Growing up the daughter of a pastor, Anne Jackson experienced firsthand the conflict, stress, and struggle church leaders often face. She vowed her life in ministry would be different.Yet, years later, as a church leader, she was hospitalized because stress began wreaking havoc on her body. After being released from the hospital, an associate pastor asked her, "Does working at this church interfere with your communion with Christ?" The question was paramount in turning her life around.Thinking she wasn’t alone, Anne developed a website that allowed church leaders to share their struggles. Within a few days, she was flooded with over a thousand responses from people pouring out their stories of burnout. Using anecdotal parallels between Mad Cow Disease and leadership trends in the church, she writes not only to help us realize what church leaders are facing, but also to provide practical and positive treatment plans.Mad Church Disease is a lively, informative, and potentially life-saving resource for anyone in ministry—vocational or volunteer—who would like to understand, prevent, or treat the epidemic of burnout in church culture.
WOW! Being in our 18th year of ministry, having a father as a pastor and just being apart of a church, period...makes me want to read this!
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