The Scriptures advise us to learn from the examples of faithful ministers. The Puritans were a group of such ministers whose teaching and living can be particularly encouraging to troubled and discouraged pastors today. They were steadfast in adhering to Scripture as the word of God, in confessing the great truths or the Reformed faith, and in applying the sound doctrine to the problems of life in an age and culture nearly as challenging as our own.
In Encouragement for Today's pastors, Joel R. Beeke and Terry D. Slachter examines the writings of these pastors of a bygone era consider how they can help struggling pastors today. Here pastors will find a helping hand, reminding them of the importance of cultivating personal piety, resting in God's sovereignty, recovering clarity in their calling, discovering means of support God provided< recognizing the dignity of their office, and taking comfort in grace and glory to come.