The Christian tradition is dynamic, not static. It is unfortunate that so many of our ministerial paradigms do not reflect this reality. Christianity, if it is to remain relevant, must find a way to articulate itself effectively in the modern world, without compromising essential Christian confessions. This is Derek Tidball's approach in his book Ministry by the Book: New Testament Patterns for Pastoral Leadership. Eschewing the idea that the NT gives us any rigid formula for pastoring, Tidball argues that each circumstance calls for different approaches and different tasks. As such, every approach must be biblically rooted, as must every task, but this has little or nothing to do with how it is done. Insightful, clear, and most of all dynamically rooted in the Bible, this book promises to give clarity on the methodologies and functionalities that confront every ministry.