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  • A Bishop's Prayer for His Church Translated by Sister Benedicta Ward, S.L.G. Adapted for mothers by RBG, quoted in Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, pp. 112-113
  • A Lot of Bull Source unknown
  • A Parish Perished Source unknown
  • A Pastor's Life Pastors at Risk, H. B. London, Jr. & Neil B. Wiseman, Victor Books, 1993, p. 54
  • A Shepherd J. R. Stott, Between Two Worlds, p. 120.
  • Accidie: A Spiritual Disease Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, page for October 10
  • Bats in the Belfry Reader's Digest, July, 1994, p. 64
  • Both Legs Needed B. B. Warfield, quoted in Credenda Agenda, Volume 4/Number 5, p. 16
  • Chain Minister Source unknown
  • Clergy Poll Homemade, Vol. 13, No. 10, October, 1989
  • Clergy Survey 1991 Survey of Pastors, Fuller Institute of Church Growth, Pastors at Risk , H. B. London, Jr. & Neil B. Wiseman, Victor Books, 1993, p. 22
  • Comments from the Congregation Arthur Myers in Berkshire Sampler
  • Commitment to the Message Howard Hendricks, Say It With Love, p. 73
  • Count von Zinzendorf SIM-NOW
  • G. Campbell Morgan Our Daily Bread
  • God, Give us Men. . . The Growth Factor, Bob Moorehead
  • Hans Christian Andersen Today in the Word, January 15, 1993
  • How Much Is that Preacher? From the book Don't Stand Up in the Canoe: A Fantasy from Life, Jean Shaw, Zondervan, Grand Rapids
  • How to Get Rid of Your Pastor Quoted in You and Your Pastor, Radio Bible Class
  • Laziness Source unknown
  • Life and Lip Source unknown
  • Luther's Ten Qualifications for the Minister Resources, #2
  • Martin Luther Source unknown
  • Not Great Talent, But Great Likeness John R. W. Stott, The Preacher's Portrait, Some New Testament Word Studies (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., 1961), p. 120
  • Not Talent but Likeness Leading the Way by Paul Borthwick, Navpress, 1989, p. 65
  • One on One Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor
  • Pastor's Opinion Poll Pastors at Risk , H. B. London, Jr. & Neil B. Wiseman, Victor Books, 1993, pp. 34-35
  • Public's Image of a Pastor Emerging Trends, Signs of the Times, August, 1993, p. 6
  • Pyramid of Marbles Liberating Ministry From The Success Syndrome, K. Hughes, Tyndale, 1988, p. 177
  • Quotes
  • Quotes The Preacher as Persuader, D. Sunukjian, in Walvoord: A Tribute, Donald Campbell, ed., Moody, 1982, p. 289.
  • Rev. Saul Paul J. Harold Smith, "Your Good Neighbor," November 1952
  • Saint Gregory Paul D. Robbins, Leadership, 1988, p. 146.
  • Short Sermon Christian Clippings, p. 27
  • Shortage of Trained Clergy David Watson, Called & Committed: World-Changing Discipleship, (Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton, IL; 1982), p. 53
  • Spiritual Leadership Samuel Logan Brengle, quoted in Spirit of Revival, Life Action Ministries, Vol. 28, No. 1, March, 1998, p. 40
  • Ten Basic Statements about Ministry Warren and David Wiersbe, in Making Sense of the Ministry
  • The Gossip Arlene Quant, quoted by Alex Thien in Milwaukee Sentinel
  • The Most Frustrated Profession Russell Chadler, Racing Toward 2000: The Forces Shaping America's Religious Future, Harper Collins, Zondervan, pp. 216, 217, Discoveries, Summer, 1992
  • The Perfect Pastor Source unknown
  • The Stranger The World's Best Jokes, Christian Clippings, p. 26
  • The Tory Pastor July/August, 1990, Moody Monthly, p. 13
  • They Can Be Revived Carlyle Marney, who conducts the "Interpreter's House" for discouraged pastors at Lake Junaluska, quoted in K. Menninger, Whatever Became of Sin?, p. 224
  • To Every Man His Work Pulpit Helps, August, 1992, p. 8
  • Watermelon Seeds Quote Magazine
  • What a Job! Source unknown
  • What Is a Minister? Source unknown
  • What to Expect from Your Pastor "Pastors at Risk," by H. B. London Jr., with Dean Merrill, Focus on the Family, (Colorado Springs, CO, 1994), pp. 9-10.
  • Why Should the Congregation Follow Me? Source unknown