The Ministry Medical.
I’ll be honest. I’m not a fan of the title of this book.
But I’m glad I didn’t let the title put me off reading it because Jonathan Griffiths has written a really helpful book for pastors and other gospel workers.
Griffiths writes that 2 Timothy is “a letter that gospel ministers should return to regularly and consider carefully” and his book is designed to help them do that. It does this by asking 36 questions drawn from 2 Timothy, which provide a so-called ‘health check’ of things they should be doing in their ministries.
From the opening question “Are you praying for your people?” to the last “Are you zealous for the Lord’s glory?” there is much to challenge, convict, encourage, remind, expose and spur you on.
This is a book not to speed read but to take your time over.
I especially appreciated the encouragements the book begins with, firstly, that the gospel makes ministry possible: “God through the gospel has made it possible for us to serve, and makes it possible for us to keep on serving, as ministers of the gospel” and then secondly, the gospel makes ministry worthwhile: “You and I have the privilege of proclaiming to a grieving and fearful world that Jesus has abolished the great enemy that is death and opened up the way to life and immortality. For those who will trust Him, there is the sure promise of life.”
Whether you’re thinking about going into gospel ministry, a pastor in the early years of ministry or one who has been doing this role for a long time, here is a book I would recommend to you.
The Ministry Medical is available to buy HERE.