The Care of Souls (Hardcover)
2020 Christianity Today Book Award Winner for Church/Pastoral Leadership
2019 TGC Ministry Book of the Year Winner
2020 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner for Ministry Resources.
Drawing on a lifetime of pastoral experience, The Care of Souls is a beautifully written treasury of proven wisdom which pastors will find themselves turning to again and again.
Harold Senkbeil helps remind pastors of the essential calling of the ministry: preaching and living out the Word of God while orienting others in the same direction. And he offers practical and fruitful advice―born out of his five decades as a pastor―that will benefit both new pastors and those with years in the pulpit.
In a time when many churches have lost sight of the real purpose of the church, The Care of Souls invites a new generation of pastors to form the godly habits and practical wisdom needed to minister to the hearts and souls of those committed to their care.
Hardcover, 312 pages
Publication Dte: June 2019
An enormously helpful work. ―Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
An instant classic. ―Matthew C. Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod
I wish I would have read it years ago―and on a yearly basis ever since! ―Todd Wilson, President of the Center for Pastor Theologians
Warm, personal, practical, born of years of experience, this book will provide encouragement and help to many pastors. ―Mark Seifrid, Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary, St Louis
I wish Pastor Harold were my local minister. But if he can't be, at least I've got his book! ―Paul F. M. Zahl, Former President and Dean, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
What [pastors and church leaders] need is an abundance of tried and tested mentors. … This is why I am grateful for Harold L. Senkbeil’s The Care of Souls. ―Jason G. Duesing, Provost and Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
One of the best books I’ve ever read on the craft of pastoring. It’s one I gladly recommend to all of those who have been called to be shepherds of God’s sheep.
About the Author
Harold L. Senkbeil is author of the award-winning book The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart (Lexham Press). He is executive director emeritus of Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership.