Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Shepherd Leader

Sinclair Ferguson writes of this book on the eldership, "it is as readable as it is interesting."  It is both of those.  The book comprises three sections:
1. Biblical and historical foundations
2. What's a Shepherd to do?
3. Putting it all together.
The opening two sections are the best and the last one more a repetition of all that has gone before.  The central section of the book would be useful material for any team of elders to work through:
Shepherds know the sheep
Shepherds feed the sheep
Shepherds lead the sheep
Shepherds protect the sheep
A good practical manual for students for ministry to work through and discuss.