Some books I really look forward to reading more than others. The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson was one of those books. It did not disappoint at all, rather it far exceeded all expectations. I want to start off by saying that I have liked and learned much from all of Wilson’s books that I have read. I did still read this book very critically though. I have been through some tough times as a pastor and I did not want to read another trite book chock full of pat answers. I wanted something with meat and depth and written from a place of understanding and to have this all come from the Scriptures.
This book gave me exactly what I was looking for and so much more. I was challenged to go back and revisit some of those low moments as a pastor. I had to reevaluate them in the light of the Gospel and the truth that I may have been very wrong in some of if not most of those instances. I was able to do this not with a heavy heart full of conviction but rather with a heart built up through the finished work of Christ on the cross.
If you are a pastor, read this book. If you are on a church staff, read this book. If you are feeling called to ministry, read this book. If you have a pastor, read this book. Basically you need to read this book.