Letters to the Other John: A Youth Ministry Manifesto, by John Driver
Interwoven with funny, soul-stirring stories and insights, Letters to the Other John is a collection of real letters written from a fifteen-year ministry veteran to the actual new youth pastor taking over the helm of his youth ministry. In the tradition of Paul’s letters to Timothy, John Driver shares candid wisdom, practical applications, and spiritual insight about what it means to find security and survival while steering the crowded bus of ministry in the Twenty-First Century. From volunteers to bi-vocational and full-time pastors, the journey of ministry is not one that should be walked alone. Funyons and Dr. Pepper. Sleeping raccoons that wake up on a bus full of sweaty teenagers. Trip mileage surpassing three times the circumference of the earth. Moments of depth drowning old lifestyles. Moments of shallowness hollowing out the pastor’s soul. These are the true realities of the sweet and sometimes sour saga of ministry.