By Douglas Purnell,Charles R. Foster
"Artist, minister, pupil, and instructor, Douglas Purnell creates an built-in portrait of what an implicated ministry seems like amidst painful and not easy situations. He skillfully interweaves photograph and textual content in a therapeutic narrative that finds the center of ministry in day-by-day dwelling inside community."
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
"As if he have been portray on one among his canvases, Doug Purnell has created an amazingly certain panorama that incorporates his personal struggles to reclaim his name to ministry amidst the lived studies of the folk of St. Ives Parish. The reader is invited inside of an intimate, fiercely sincere mirrored image on pastoral perform as we hearken to a pastor take heed to himself for the sake of being in ministry authentically."
Pacific Lutheran Theological Union and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
"Purnell's paintings is a witness to the truth that he seeks stability in being someone, being a accomplice, being a guardian, being a pastor, and being an artist. he's inspirational and transformational as he explores the inevitable stress among being in ministry and doing ministry. each pastoral chief who wonders approximately messages of being 'excellent' in ministry should still learn this book!"
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan
Douglas Purnell is the minister of the St Ives congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia, in suburban Sydney. He has spent virtually 40 years in ministry together with ten years as a professor of Pastoral Theology at United Theological collage, Sydney. he's the writer of dialog as Ministry and a pro artist who has had 4 phrases as artist-in-residence at seminaries within the USA.
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