“In the searing fires of pastoral ministry, how can one solitary person keep a healthy perspective on his or her calling in a way that honors the calling and also honors the humanity of the pastor . . . The experience [Anam Cara] reminded me of what I should never have forgotten, namely that God never called me to be a lone ranger. The gift of others—for support, for critique, for spiritual nurture, for practical ideas—has transformed my ministry. And the experience was even more helpful in that it broke me out of my Presbyterian cocoon! Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Congregationals as partners with me on the way.”
Former Pastor, First Presbyterian Church,
Asheville, North Carolina
This book raises the question: what if pastors offered their leadership from within the context of intentional community? And if so, what form might it take?
Written from the experience of a pastor in ongoing community, the vision of AnamCara, small communities of collegial friends, is explored.
This completely updated 2009 edition is now available; small quantities can be ordered through bookstores, at $15.00 each. Please contact the publisher (below) if you are interested in bulk orders.