"Why Your Pastor Left isn't as much a descriptive narrative as it is a prophetic foretelling. Put simply, churches NEED the principles in this book in order to help the pastor grow, which in turn helps the church. Deacons, elders, *Board Members*, read this before you ever take office."
"Excellent. Every pastor and church leader needs to read this book."
"Excellent book---I got it at a critical time in my ministry! I'm still there and my problem isn't! [This book] should be required reading for every Pastor and theological student!"
"The message of this book is one of empowerment and encouragement... the author makes great use of a wide variety of perspectives and sources. I can see this book making a huge impact on church leadership in particular; for example, Board members, deacons, and associate pastors."
"I think it would be nearly impossible to read this book and not have a changed heart toward the functioning of our church bodies. "
1 Rebel Sheep and Dying Flocks
2 Forgotten Church
3 The Freedom & Destructive Power of Autonomy
4 Disillusionment in Ministry
5 Abusive Church Boards and Power Struggles
6 Ministry Incongruity, Ageism, and Faulty Expectations
7 Money Issues
8 Ministerial Jealousy
9 Respect in the Church
10 But On the Other Hand...
11 When God Does Call People Away-The Right Way to Leave
12 The Pastor's Wife and Family
13 Owned by the Church-Life in the Fishbowl
14 The Remedy