In the spirit of Cyril Barber’s classic work from the 1970s, The Minister’s Library, Robert Yost provides students and pastors with expert guidance on building a working ministerial library. From Old and New Testament languages, lexical aids, and grammatical tools, to commentaries and theologies as well as pastoral resources, Yost is a trustworthy guide through the multiplicity of books that seem to just keep rolling off the presses. Far more than just a guide to commentaries as are so many works today, this resource is a balanced pastoral tool for pastors and students who are overwhelmed by the proliferation of literature in the fields of biblical and pastoral studies.
In an age when paper and electronic Old Testament resources abound, it is good to have a veteran scholar’s guidance to navigate them. Robert Yost offers practical, accurate, and specific opinions on each volume’s theological viewpoint and usefulness, and his assessments are clear and generous. This work will aid beginning and seasoned students alike.
—Paul House, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Carrying on the tradition of Cyril Barber’s Minister’s Library, Yost’s much-needed bibliographic resource provides the type of recommendations evangelical pastors, college, and seminary students will want to use to build their own personal library. Readers will find commendations of contemporary scholarship [and] timeless classics—some still out-of-print—an important resource list in its own right.
—Klaus Issler, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
The Pastor’s Library is an important work and merits purchase and perusal by all ministers, scholars, and thoughtful persons who care about biblical and theological depth as integral to discipleship and mission. I recommend this work highly and as one serving pastors, this will be immensely helpful in directing leaders to the best resources.
—Charlie Self, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
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