By Douglas Purnell,Charles R. Foster
"Artist, minister, student, and instructor, Douglas Purnell creates an built-in portrait of what an implicated ministry appears like amidst painful and difficult situations. He skillfully interweaves photograph and textual content in a therapeutic narrative that unearths the center of ministry in day-by-day residing inside of community."
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
"As if he have been portray on one in every of his canvases, Doug Purnell has created an amazingly specified panorama that incorporates his personal struggles to reclaim his name to ministry amidst the lived stories of the folks of St. Ives Parish. The reader is invited within an intimate, fiercely sincere mirrored image on pastoral perform as we take heed to a pastor hearken to himself for the sake of being in ministry authentically."
Pacific Lutheran Theological Union and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
"Purnell's paintings is a witness to the truth that he seeks stability in being someone, being a companion, being a mother or father, being a pastor, and being an artist. he's inspirational and transformational as he explores the inevitable rigidity among being in ministry and doing ministry. each pastoral chief who wonders approximately messages of being 'excellent' in ministry may still learn this book!"
Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan
Douglas Purnell is the minister of the St Ives congregation of the Uniting Church in Australia, in suburban Sydney. He has spent virtually 40 years in ministry together with ten years as a professor of Pastoral Theology at United Theological collage, Sydney. he's the writer of dialog as Ministry and a pro artist who has had 4 phrases as artist-in-residence at seminaries within the USA.
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