By Douglas Purnell,Charles R. Foster
"Artist, minister, pupil, and instructor, Douglas Purnell creates an built-in portrait of what an implicated ministry seems like amidst painful and demanding situations. He skillfully interweaves snapshot and textual content in a therapeutic narrative that finds the guts of ministry in day-by-day dwelling inside of community."
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
"As if he have been portray on one in every of his canvases, Doug Purnell has created an amazingly distinct panorama that comes with his personal struggles to reclaim his name to ministry amidst the lived reports of the folks of St. Ives Parish. The reader is invited inside of an intimate, fiercely sincere mirrored image on pastoral perform as we take heed to a pastor hearken to himself for the sake of being in ministry authentically."
Pacific Lutheran Theological Union and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
"Purnell's paintings is a witness to the truth that he seeks stability in being somebody, being a accomplice, being a dad or mum, being a pastor, and being an artist. he's inspirational and transformational as he explores the inevitable rigidity among being in ministry and doing ministry. each pastoral chief who wonders approximately messages of being 'excellent' in ministry may still learn this book!"
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan
Douglas Purnell is the minister of the St Ives congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia, in suburban Sydney. He has spent nearly 40 years in ministry together with ten years as a professor of Pastoral Theology at United Theological collage, Sydney. he's the writer of dialog as Ministry and a pro artist who has had 4 phrases as artist-in-residence at seminaries within the USA.
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