After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an environment that actively undermines the well-being and effectiveness of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. In this book, Tripp both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.
“The success of a ministry is always more a picture of who God is than a statement about who the people are that he is using for his purpose.” (Page 28)
“This is a diagnostic book. It is written to help you take an honest look at yourself in the heart-and life-exposing mirror of the Word of God—to see things that are wrong and need correcting and to help you place yourself once again under the healing and transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” (Page 11)
“Human beings are always assigning to themselves some kind of identity. There are only two places to look. Either you will be getting your identity vertically, from who you are in Christ, or you will be shopping for it horizontally in the situations, experiences, and relationships of your daily life.” (Page 22)
“Biblical maturity is never just about what you know; it’s always about how grace has employed what you have come to know to transform the way you live.” (Page 26)
“First, in pastoral ministry it is very hard to keep what God says is important, important in your heart.” (Page 103)