Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, edited by Tom Ascol includes twenty mock letters to a new pastor. Each letter is meant to inspire, educate, motivate, and admonish. Letters are written by seasoned pastors who have “run the bases” of pastoral ministry multiple times. Topics include matters of character, theological conviction, preaching, evangelism, worship, training, discipleship, among other things.
While Dear Timothy is geared to rookie pastors, it is sure to encourage experienced pastors as well. This is a tremendous resource that should be reviewed consistently. The advice is timeless. Pastors will only be strengthened and edified by reading this work.