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Audiobook Pastoral Leadership Collection (7 vols.)
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Access hours of audio resources with the latest wisdom from some of today’s most dynamic pastors. Proven Christian leaders such as Matt Chandler, Paul David Tripp, and Jared C. Wilson address pertinent issues such as ministry burnout, casting a vision for your church, and developing biblically based programs. These audiobooks are full of wisdom for pastors, small group leaders, church planters, and any Christian in a leadership position, and bring your study into your commute, exercise, and work around the house.

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Key Features

  • Provides audio version of works from respected Christian leaders
  • Addresses issues such as ministry burnout, casting a vision for your church, and developing biblically based programs
  • Brings your study into commutes, exercise, and work around the house

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Individual Titles

Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (audio)

  • Authors: Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger, and Josh Patterson
  • Narrator: David Cochran Heath
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publisher: B&H
  • Runtime: 7.9 hours

The Reformers viewed the gospel as not merely one thing among many in the life of a church but rather the means by which the church exists. When the gospel is rightly declared and applied to God’s people, the church becomes “a creature of the Word.” She understands, embraces, and lives out the reality of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection in more than her doctrinal statement. The gospel impacts all the church is and does.

Creature of the Word lays out this concept in full, first examining the rich, Scripture-based beauty of a Jesus-centered church, then clearly providing practical steps toward forming a Jesus-centered church. Authors Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger, and Josh Patterson write what will become a centering discussion piece for those whose goal is to be part of a church that has its theology, culture, and practice completely saturated in the gospel.

In Creature of the Word you will learn that the Bible is not about us; it is about Jesus and how to live all of life with Him, like Him, and for Him. This is a foundational, practical, and helpful book for both Christians and church leaders.

—Mark Driscoll, pastor, Mars Hill Church, Bellevue, WA

Be careful if you read this book. Creature of the Word will make you rethink much of what you think you know about the church, its message, and its mission. Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson, and Eric Geiger have conspired to write a book that will make you think more faithfully about the church and what it means for Christ’s people to be formed by the gospel. I welcome the conversations this book will spark.

—R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor of The Village Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, a multicampus church attended by more than 10,000 people. His sermons are regularly one of the top five podcasts on iTunes and his first book, The Explicit Gospel, is a bestseller.

Eric Geiger serves as the vice president of the church resource division at LifeWay Christian Resources. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He is also a teaching pastor and a frequent speaker and consultant on church mission and strategy. Eric has authored or coauthored several books including the best-selling church leadership book, Simple Church.

Josh Patterson serves as lead pastor of ministry leadership at The Village Church located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry (audio)

  • Author: Paul David Tripp
  • Narrator: Maurice England
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publisher: Crossway
  • Runtime: 8.4 hours

After traveling the world for many years and speaking at hundreds of churches of all kinds, Paul David Tripp is concerned about the state of pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but with the very people who train him, call him, relate to him, and restore him if necessary. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an environment that actively undermines the well-being and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body. Here is a book that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the war that rages not only in the momentous moments of ministry, but also in the mundane day-by-day life of every pastor.

This book is ‘good’ in the same way that heart surgery is good. It’s painful and scary and as you read it you’ll be tempted to run away from the truth it contains. But it just might save your life. Pastors need this book. I know I really needed it. It challenged me and rebuked me even as it gave me hope and fresh faith in God for pastoral ministry.

Joshua Harris, senior pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, MD

Dangerous Calling is a dangerous book to read. It is also a book every person in ministry should read. It will cut you to the heart and bring massive conviction if you read it with a humility and ask God to expose sins deeply hidden in your soul. It cuts, but it also provides biblical remedies for healing. I would love to put this book in the hand of every seminarian who walks on my campus.

Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

My friend Paul Tripp shines the spotlight of God’s Word into the heart of every pastor in this book, Dangerous Calling. If you have been in ministry for 20 minutes or 20 years, I commend it to you. Approach it prayerfully, passionately, and be prepared for the change God will make in your heart, life, and ministry.

James MacDonald, senior pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 14 books on Christian living and travel around the world preaching and teaching. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world.

The Explicit Gospel (audio)

  • Author: Matt Chandler and Jared C. Wilson
  • Narrator: David Cochran Heath
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publisher: Crossway
  • Runtime: 8.37 hours

Even if you go to church, it doesn’t mean that you are being exposed (or exposing others) to the gospel explicitly. Sure, most people talk about Jesus, and about being good and avoiding bad, but the gospel message simply isn’t there—at least not in its specificity and its fullness.

Inspired by the needs of both the overchurched and the unchurched, and bolstered by the common neglect of the explicit gospel within Christianity, popular pastor Matt Chandler writes this punchy treatise to remind us what is of first and utmost importance—the gospel.

Here is a call to true Christianity, to know the gospel explicitly, and to unite the church on the amazing grounds of the good news of Jesus!

If you only read one book this year, make it this one. It’s that important.

Rick Warren, author, The Purpose Driven Life

This book, like the gospel itself, is clarifying, convicting, comforting, and compelling all at the same time. I wholeheartedly invite you to read it, to be overwhelmed by the mercy and majesty of God in the gospel, and then to spend your life making this gospel explicit in every facet of your life and to every corner of the earth!

David Platt, senior pastor, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, Alabama

Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, Texas, a multicampus church attended by more than 10,000 people. His sermons are regularly one of the top five podcasts on iTunes and his first book, The Explicit Gospel, is a bestseller.

Jared C. Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont. His articles and short stories have appeared in a number of periodicals, and he has written the popular books Your Jesus Is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, and Gospel Deeps, as well as the curriculum Abide.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (audio)

  • Author: John Bunyan
  • Narrator: Nadia May
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Print Publisher: P.F. Collier & Son
  • Runtime: 10.5 hours

John Bunyan penned the most successful allegory ever written. He lost his first wife and was imprisoned for 12 years for his compelling—but unlicensed—preaching. Nevertheless, his preaching about the gravity of sin, salvation by grace, the cost of discipleship, perseverance, and the glory of eternal life lives on in the signs and symbols of Pilgrim’s Progress. Embark on a perilous journey with Christian, the lead character, from the City of Destruction to the luminous safe haven of the Celestial City. The journey will encourage you to “set your hope fully on the grace to be given you” amidst the obstacles of life.

John Bunyan (1628–1688) was a prominent seventeenth-century Puritan. Bunyan was well known as a respected preacher during his lifetime and remembered through his writing to this day.

After joining the Bedford Baptist Church of Bedford, England, in 1654, Bunyan began preaching in nearby villages. He was prosecuted under an Elizabethan act against nonconformity and imprisoned for three months which was extended to 12 years. Bunyan became the pastor of St. John’s Church the same month as his release from prison.

The author of more than 60 books, Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Holy War, and his autobiographical book Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, gained a prominent and unique place in history.

Seven Practices of Effective Ministry (audio)

  • Authors: Andy Stanley, Lane Jones, and Reggie Joiner
  • Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publisher: Multnomah
  • Runtime: 5.05 hours

In Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, the authors invite you to take hold of seven simple but powerful principles to energize your ministry. Each of the seven principles has been put into practice with great success at North Point Community Church, one of the most influential church in the US. Now it’s your turn to experience real change and real growth in your church.

An engaging parable about one overwhelmed pastor is followed by an overview of seven successful team practices, each one developed and applied in a ministry setting. Reinforced by relevant discussion questions, these clear, easy, and strategic practices can turn any ministry into a winning team.

For many years, I practiced and taught church growth. What I have witnessed as a member at North Point takes church growth to a whole new level. Andy and his team communicate principles that will add value to you and the church you love.

—John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group

Every professional athlete recognizes the value of solid coaching. The best are always working to get better. From what I’ve seen at North Point, these seven practices can improve the game of any church in America.

—John Smoltz, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher

The practices covered in this book are down-to-earth, practical, and come from real difference-makers who know what church leadership is all about. Andy, Reggie, and Lane have definitely hit the ball out of the park with the Seven Practices of Effective Ministry.

— Ed Young Jr. senior pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, TX

Andy Stanley is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and the founding pastor of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with a youthful congregation of more than 12,000. Andy is the author of the 1998 Foreword Book of the Year finalist Visioneering, the bestsellers Like a Rock and The Next Generation Leader, and the recent How Good Is Good Enough. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have two sons and a daughter.

Lane Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Traci, and their three children, Jared, Caitlin, and Madison. He is on staff at North Point Community Church, where he loves to write and participate in the creative process. Lane holds degrees from Georgia State University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Reggie Joiner is the executive director of family ministries at North Point Community Church. He leads the staff responsible for children, student, and married adult ministries. He is also creator of FamilyWise, a nonprofit ministry aimed at helping churches and families teach kids character and faith. Reggie lives with his wife, Debbie, and his four teenagers in Cumming, Georgia.

Simple Church: Returning To God’s Process for Making Disciples (audio)

  • Authors: Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
  • Narrator: Grover Gardner
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Print Publisher: B&H
  • Runtime: 6.6 hours

Many of the church leaders we talk to are seeking an escape from the not-so-simple life. This book is not about another church model. If you are a church leader, you have been exposed to plenty of models, and most of them are on your shelf. Or worse, you have blended a bunch of models into one schizophrenic plan. If that is the case, neither you nor the people in your church are really sure what your church is all about. Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger see this all the time.

Rainer and Geiger do not push a new program. There will be no new events for your calendar. If anything, you will be encouraged to eliminate some things, to streamline. This book will help you design a simple process of discipleship in your church. It will help you implement the model you have chosen. It will help you simplify.”

Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies in the world. He is also a best-selling author and leading expert in the field of church research.

Eric Geiger serves as the vice president of the church resource division at LifeWay Christian Resources. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He is also a teaching pastor and a frequent speaker and consultant on church mission and strategy. Eric has authored or coauthored several books.

Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer (audio)

  • Author: J. Oswald Sanders
  • Narrator: Grover Gardner
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
  • Print Publisher: Moody
  • Runtime: 4.8 hours

With more than 500,000 in print, Spiritual Leadership has proven itself a timeless classic in teaching the principles of leadership. J. Oswald Sanders presents and illustrates those principles through biographies of eminent men of God—men such as Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, and Charles Spurgeon.

Christianity needs a powerful voice in today’s world. Such a voice can come only from strong leaders guided by God and devoted to Christ. Spiritual Leadership will encourage you to place your talents and powers at his disposal so you can become a leader used for his glory.

This edition of Spiritual Leadership has been been completely revised. The language is updated with a modern flavor and a study guide has been added, designed as a tool to help you grow and successfully apply the principles in this classic book.

J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership came to my hand shortly after it was published and was a great help to me as a young minister. I recommend it highly, not only to pastors and Christian workers, but to all Christians who want to know something about God’s leadership in their own lives.

Warren W. Wiersbe, author, “Be” commentary series

As a young pastor, J. Oswald Sanders’ book Spiritual Leadership was the first book I read that awakened me to the subject of leadership. It started me on a 30-plus year journey of teaching leadership to pastors and laypeople. No other book has influenced my life the way this one has.

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker and founder, the INJOY Group

Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders is a classic among the classics. I read it as a young Christian, later as a leader, and needed what’s been taught in this book. I highly recommend it!

Chip Ingram, president, Walk Thru the Bible

Spiritual Leadership should be the constant companion of every undershepherd in the Savior's service. Most helpful is the fact that its emphasis is not on methods, but on character, passion, and godliness. I read it often to regrip the basic perspectives of my task, and have given it to the entire leadership team in our church.

—John MacArthur Jr., teaching pastor, Grace Community Church

J. Oswald Sanders (1917–1992) was a Christian leader for nearly 70 years and authored more than 40 books on the Christian life including The Incomparable Christ, Spiritual Discipleship, Spiritual Leadership, and Spiritual Maturity. He left a promising law practice in his native New Zealand to serve as an instructor and administrator at the Bible College of New Zealand. Dr. Sanders later became general director of the China Inland Mission (now the Overseas Missionary Fellowship), and was instrumental in beginning many new missions projects throughout East Asia.