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The Truth Shall Make You Odd

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The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations
by Frank G. Honeycutt (Brazos, 2011)

The Facts: According to Honeycutt, clergy "truth telling" in all areas of ministry is crucial to a congregation's ability to thrive. Satan's opposition to truth, and our own fear of honesty's consequences, must be faced and overcome in every church.

The Slant: Many assume that telling the truth is the norm among pastors and their churches. But this isn't always the case. Honeycutt, a Lutheran pastor, argues that honesty must be reexamined and reclaimed. Focusing both on congregational life and pastoral vocation, the author pulls no punches describing the havoc Satan wreaks on Christians through dishonesty. The book contains many practical ways to speak and live truthfully in a culture of deception. The section on adult catechesis and conversion is a good example.

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Folly, Grace, and Power: The Mysterious Act of Preaching
by John Koessler (Zondervan, 2011)

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