Although I am not a big follower of polls, it is interesting that George Barna surveyed pastors in America to find what books (other than the Bible) most influenced and encouraged them in their vocation. The fact that Rick Warren’s various ‘Purpose Driven’ books headed the list isn’t that surprising. What was surprising is the split between pastors over 40 and under 40. In short, pastors over 40 looked to books written by peers in age and focusing on church organizational thought and theology. Pastors under 40 were primarily looking for resources in prayer and prayer ministry.
What books should those called to the ministry be reading?
The Barne report is here.