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Four Ministries, One Jesus
Exploring Your Vocation with the Four Gospels
PAPERBACK; Published: 1/17/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7673-7
Price: $ 24.00
240 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years spent training candidates for ordination, Richard Burridge offers rich reflections on the four gospel portraits of Jesus and shows how they not only inform the calling to ordained ministry but also help sustain the practice of Christian ministry in its various dimensions. 

Four Ministries, One Jesus is for all who feel called to a life of Christian ministry and want to ground their calling in the teaching and example of Jesus, as provided in the four gospels. Burridge helps readers consider vital questions such as: how to sustain reading, Bible study, and theological reflection in ministry; how to extend pastoral care to people outside as well as inside the Christian community; how to care for self and family; and how to stay attuned to the Spirit by cultivating a fresh and vigorous life of prayer.

Justin Welby
— Archbishop of Canterbury
“This is Richard Burridge at his best: combining practical wisdom, deep spirituality, and inspiring scholarship, this book is the perfect companion for those exploring or approaching ordination.”
Martyn Percy
— Christ Church, Oxford
“Profound, packed with treasure and wisdom, yet communicated with a rare clarity and simplicity. Burridge is undoubtedly one of our foremost New Testament scholars, and this book will be of inestimable value to all those seeking to understand the complexity and diversity of ministry today.”
Will Willimon
—Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School
“This book looks at the curious, wonderful vocational work of God through the lenses of the four gospels. Pastors will surely find new meaning in their vocations and new enthusiasm for their work by reading Richard Burridge’s wise, encouraging book.”
The Living Church
“Provides welcome and fresh insights into what it means to be a pastor.”