I heard Ajith Fernando preach in August 2010 at the PCI Special Assembly and that’s when I bought this book. It took me a while to get round to reading it and it took me a while to read as well. You can judge this book its cover – well the title at least! Fernando takes the ministry of Jesus and uses His life and way of ministering as a pattern for every minister/pastor to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and was encouraged spiritually many times as I came across phrases, ideas and thoughts that resonated with me and gave me motivation to continue in ministry. I am persistently passing on things from this book to the youth interns at Carnmoney (and anyone else who’ll listen). It’s reached the point now that I feel like attributing Fernando’s words to another person because it’s just embarrassing and repetitive when I hear myself all the time saying “Ajith Fernando says…..” He addresses basic subjects like: prayer, preaching, bible reading, opposition from people you love, visiting the sick, temptation and loads of other stuff that we need help with on a daily basis. It’s inspiring, instructive and readable. I loved it.
If you are involved in ministry of any kind whether as a paid staff member or a volunteer you really need to get your hands on a copy of this book. It’s an absolutely super read. You’re not getting my copy – it’s covered in highlighter pen!
When we see that God is glorious, we are fired by an ambition to do great things that reflect his glory.