Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bookreview: Mondays with My Old Pastor

I received the paperback version of "Mondays with My Old Pastor: Sometimes All We Need Is a Reminder from Someone Who Has Walked Before Us" by Jose Luis Navajo for review. "Mondays with my old pastor" is a comforting book for any reader that struggles at times with their faith. In a series of short anecdotes, the authors shares the pearls of wisdom dispensed by the old pastor and wife. The stories are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes puzzling, but as a whole, the book will provide comfort to the reader who realizes that he is not alone in the difficult journey that faith at times can be.
I like the set up of the story, an experienced pastor helping to guide the younger man on his journey of faith. To me, wisdom something to be cherished by others when shared by the older generation. The premise of the story, meeting with your pastor for guidance is also focusing the reader on the original role of a pastor as a member of the community that is available with an open ear to the problems of others and guides them in their struggles to find a solution to everyday problems. That does not mean that a solution is simply handed out by the pastor, but that the pastor truly acts as a guide that enables the other person to find a solution on their own.
This is a great book for any reader who sometimes question the validity of their faith or struggles with their faith in any way. But this book is also for any reader that appreciates the wisdom that age represents. 

the book is available at amazon.com here

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book through booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this review are my own and have not been influenced by either booksneeze or the author.

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