The book your pastor wishes you would read

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We often forget that people in authority are still people.

Recently, a referee celebrating his team’s goal caused a Twitter Storm. Yesterday I walked past three girls finding it hilarious that a copper would pose for a photo.

But referees and policemen are people with normal lives. And in his latest book, Christopher Ash points out this obvious but much-forgotten truth:

Our pastors are people too.


Ministry is hard. It comes with personal, financial, relational and emotional challenges – not to mention the spiritual burden.

In The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (but is too embarrassed to ask), Ash takes his readers around those Bible passages, which… well… rightly or wrongly, your pastor’s too embarrassed to.

These passages call us to care for and bring joy to our pastors’ work (Hebrews 13:17). You may think, this doesn’t sound relevant to my Christian life. But Ash is writing for you.


The book is about how you can be a godly church member. And ultimately, if the shepherd’s walking wounded, it’s only the sheep who’ll suffer.


After years of pastoring, Ash covers everything from the ‘ministry of being at church’, to honesty, to sitting under spiritual authority.

This book will help you obey one of the most overlooked New Testament commands:

‘Submit to [your leaders’] authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.’ Hebrews 13:17

Do you make your pastor’s work a joy? Or a burden?

This book will help you have the mindset of Christ which swaps the question, How is my pastor meeting my needs? for, How could I better serve my pastor?