Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry
Format: Paperback
Book Code: J200
Pages: 160
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817017293
PubDate: 2013

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Facing midlife and ministry with grace, integrity, and faith.


  • Shares candid and conversational stories from ministers facing midlife
  • Looks at biblical men who struggled through their own midlife crises
  • Provides wisdom and practical counsel for ministering after age 40

Middle age: the mere mention of it has been known to strike fear in the hearts of men across the nation. Pastors often counsel church members—individuals, couples, parents and children—who are struggling with the emotional, relational, and physical changes that midlife brings. But what happens when the man struggling with midlife is the pastor himself? Pastor, husband, father, and mentor Donald Hilliard courageously describes his own journey into midlife—and talks candidly with other clergy around the country who share their own stories. Featuring a chapter that explores biblical men who strove to master their own midlife crises, this honest and conversational book offers testimonies, wisdom, and practical counsel for facing life and ministry after age 40 with grace, integrity, and faith.

Editorial Reviews:

"Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the cataclysmic world of the pastorate. He pens this cautionary tale with the empathetic confidence of a man matured by 30 years of mastering ministry at midlife with the wisdom and foresight to forewarn the next generation of pastors."--Bishop T.D. Jakes, The Potter's House, Dallas, Texas

“Bishop Donald Hilliard is one of those significant voices that invites us to face the truth with all of its complexities, mysteries, and liberating power. By far, He is one of the most brilliant scholars on the human condition in our generation. His insights on the life of a man in the ministry and the issues he ultimately faces and has to grapple with will hit home and go straight to the heart. While it keys in on male pastors at midlife, it also serves as a profound guide for any male pastor at any age and any pastor's wife who has been destined to walk that road with her husband. This is a non-negotiable must-read.” -- Bishop Mark J. Chironna, MA, PhD, Church On The Living Edge
 Longwood, Florida

“Bishop Hilliard creates a safe and spiritually therapeutic path for us to begin our healing.” —Senior Bishop and Presiding Prelate, Fourth Episcopal District of African Methodist Episcopal Church

Midlife, Manhood, and Ministry undoubtedly will serve as a blessing to all men, not just those in ministry.” —John Thompson III, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Georgetown University

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