Saturday, June 30, 2012

Book Review: Mondays with My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo

I enjoyed reading Mondays with My Old Pastor by José Luis Navajo.  I found the book to be inspiring.  The book reveals intimate moments between the writer and his aging/dying pastor during his weekly visits.  The baton is being passed from one “man of God” to another.  I believe we need to place a more deliberate focus on the wisdom of our elders.  This book beautifully portrays that concept and the great commission found in Matthew 28 ... to go and make Disciples of all nations.

The reader will enjoy the many stories told by the old pastor.  These stories feel much like the parables found in the New Testament that Jesus told.  One specific lessons deals with writing the names of those who have offended you down so you can pray specifically for “your enemies”.  This type of forgiveness can change the world.

I work in a large Methodist church.  I found that many of the stories told and lessons learned apply to all who desire to serve God.  This book is not just useful to inspire local pastors who might be discouraged.  It is also a challenge to all of us to be Disciples of God.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.