In case you wondered...
Someone, somewhere designated October as Pastor Appreciation Month (I’m looking at you, Focus on the Family!). As a pastor’s wife, I often feel torn during this month, wondering how much I should say, and how much I should keep quiet. This time, I thought I’d speak up.
If you are stuck on what to do for your pastor this month, or any month for that matter, may I humbly suggest buying a copy of The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read by Christopher Ash? Now, this book won’t be for you to give to your minister, but rather a book you read as a gift to him.
The Book… is full of insights into the life of a pastor and his family. Reading this little book—it’s short, I promise—will give you a deeper understanding of the struggles every minister faces, and practical ways you can be a support to him. Rest assured (unless you have a really, really terrible pastor) he is trying to understand your struggles too, and looking for ways to encourage you.
So, if you’re still looking for a Pastor’s Appreciation gift this October, buy The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read. Or, maybe, buy a whole bunch of them and pass them around your congregation. Of course, a gift card to the local ice cream shop would not be amiss either.