Actually, I read this book a few years ago at the suggestion of a pastor friend, and I was not ready to conclude I have been called to pastoral ministry. But a lot has happened since then, and that sense that maybe God is indeed calling has returned, even stronger than before. So I’m reading it again. Very informative, but a little too breezy.
God’s Word offers a clear framework for evaluating one’s call, especially within the context of community. Harvey offers six diagnostic questions to help prospective pastors process their calling, and what they should be doing now if they aren’t sure. Illustrated with personal and historical stories, Harvey explores biblical and practical principles for determining the pastoral call.