Hannibal author’s uplifting, new book guides ministers to stand through their calling

HANNIBAL, Mo. — This week marks the nationwide release of author Jeff Brown’s new religious book, “Don’t Quit Your Church: What to Know Before You Leave Your Present Ministry.”

“Don’t Quit Your Church” is a foundational philosophy of ministry that serves two distinct purposes. First, it serves as hope for struggling ministers, who are suffering from “perceived failure” in the ministry and are strongly considering resigning their current position. Secondly, it offers insight to those who are at the beginning stages of discovering a biblical and unique approach to ministry.

The clergy of the postmodern era is in crisis. When the daily news informs those of faith that the good fight is turning into a rout, the church is forced to rethink her strategy — and this begins with the minister. The stability of the minister’s purpose and calling are of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, today’s minister lives with many misconceptions about the work of the calling. This has resulted in frustrated pastors, consistent discouraging results, souring relationships and, eventually, the minister chooses to walk away.

“Don’t Quit Your Church” is a plea for the struggling minister to move from emotional reaction to thoughtful consideration and from frustration to resolve. Serving as both a foundational philosophy of Christian ministry and a help in time of trouble, this work should be read and reread by those who desire a ministry and approach that will endure during the difficult days ahead.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Brown serves as dean of students and professor of Christian studies at Hannibal LaGrange University. He resides in Hannibal, Missouri, with his wife, Brea, and three children, Danielle, Linnea and Colin.

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