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.