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By David Tustin

FEW BOOKS ON episcopacy care for the internal lifestyles or sensible difficulties of being a bishop, yet this quantity offers an within view. It describes the preliminary problem of fixing to a brand new position with little guidance, and exhibits the most ongoing pressures. This account combines own event with theological reflection.
Convinced that being comes earlier than doing, David Tustin first considers very important parts within the bishop’s own lifestyle: internal existence, outer way of life, domestic and hospitality, and cautious use of time. the explanation of what bishops really do is then tested in seven key parts, including feedback approximately translating beliefs into reality:
teamwork; taking care of humans inside of and past the church; engaging in worship; spreading the Christian message; sending new ministers; construction bridges in society and in the church; fostering seen Christian unity.
Emphasis is laid on bishops sharing their ministry with others, and attaining out past the church.
This ebook bargains examples of fine perform. It attracts jointly assets important for brand spanking new bishops, together with excerpts from vintage writers (Gregory the good and Bernard of Clairvaux) and tips to an ecumenical variety of up to date fabric not going to be within the fingers of such a lot readers. it truly is correct to all who proportion in senior church management. A bibliography and index are included.

DAVID TUSTIN was once Bishop of Grimsby from 1979 to 2000, and because retirement has been an assistant bishop within the diocese of Lincoln. He used to be offered a Lambeth DD in 1998 in acceptance of his contribution to Christian cohesion, either during this state and the world over.

'The ultimate part argues that bishops, at the least different ministers, want reliable preliminary education, periodic evaluation and carrying on with specialist development.  It additionally appears to be like at how bishops can comply with lively retirement.'

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