A Pastor's ChallengeProduct Code: BK2043
What makes a good priest? How can you become a better priest? What is the role of the priest in today's Church? A Pastor's Challenge: Parish Leadership in an Age of Division, Doubt, and Spiritual Hunger is written about priests, for priests, by a priest. In this much-needed book, Monsignor George Kelly takes an in-depth look at the Church's first officers. A priest himself for more than fifty years, Monsignor Kelly outlines what is necessary for true priestly identity, noting that Parochial life...is still the rock on which the Church is built... It is the outstanding parish priests who create and maintain the Catholic community. Monsignor Kelly's work is a realistic look at the difficulties and rewards inherent in the priesthood. Combining both careful research and the firsthand experience of a long-time pastor, A Pastor's Challenge reaffirms the value of priestly leadership for the entire Church. This is an excellent book for anyone wanting an inside look at the role of pastors, past, present, and future. The human test for any shepherd is a simple one: Is the parish better off, does he leave his flock better Christians, for his being there?
313 pages. Hardcover.