Book Review: Monday’s With my Old Pastor

Posted: October 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

Mondays with My Old Pastor Sometimes All We Need Is a Reminder from Someone Who Has Walked Before Us

By José Navajo
Published by Thomas Nelson

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A totally burned-out young preacher reignites his faith and gathers wisdom for life while spending successive Mondays with an eighty-three-year-old pastor.

“Deep inside in some uncertain part of my soul persisted this strange exhaustion that was difficult to explain and hard to endure,” writes pastor and author José Luis Navajo. Thinking of quitting the ministry, Navajo doesn’t know where to turn until he begins meeting with a seasoned man of the cloth—his “old pastor”—who, through successive Monday visits, offers a legacy of wisdom in the form of 15 unique principles.

In lyrical prose, Navajo shares the personal anecdotes, fables, and deep spiritual insights offered by the old pastor and his wife. By turns funny, heartbreaking, and thought provoking, Mondays with My Old Pastor is a comfort to anyone who struggles in his or her walk with God. As readers follow Navajo’s journey from desperation to rejuvenation, they will find themselves similarly transformed and inspired. This moving, beautifully written account is sure to reignite every soul’s longing for renewal.”- Thomas Nelson Publishers

Monday’s With my Old Pastor follows the life of a younger church leader who is burnt out, stressed and has lost his connection with God. This is a powerful true story of the author Jose. In today’s world we are becoming more physically and spiritually drained in our workplaces, the same draining happens within our churches and with our clergy. The young pastor seeks out a mentor from his past an 83 year old pastor who had helped him along the path to ministry.

Reading through Jose’ story I began to reflect on who had helped me along the way and what advice they had given to me. This book touched my heart and I expect has touched the hearts of many who have read it. I found myself reflecting on the advice I had received over the years and what would have happened if I had always taken the good advice that was given.

If you like true stories, if someone has ever influenced you in your career and you have lost touch with them, this would be a great book for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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