On the Brink: Grace for the Burned-Out Pastor
“The weary and discouraged pastor needs truth, correction, and hope. These three things Clay Werner serves up beautifully in his wonderful book On The Brink. Every pastor ought to read this.”See All
Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA
“This work by Clay Werner is life infusing, heart enflaming, and ministry anchoring.... Weary servants of the most high God, come and refresh in the Word as a vulnerable and exegetically grounded pastor helps you see Him and yourself. You will find this book is strong medicine for the hard places in ministry and life.”See All
Senior Pastor, Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Lookout Mountain, TN
“I commend this wonderful book to the many wounded warriors in Gospel ministry I meet every day—clergy and laity.”See All
Michael A. Milton (M.Div.
Knox Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Wales, Lampeter), Fourth President/Chancellor, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Realistic, gospel–grounded, grace–saturated encouragement for embattled and weary pastors.... The antidote to the temptation to drop out of the shepherd's costly calling is not renewal of our own teeth–gritted resolution, but a fuller view of the panorama of Jesus and his costly love for me.”See All
Dennis E. Johnson (M.Div.
Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary), Professor of Practical Theology, Director of Field Education, Westminster Seminary California
Pastors and church leaders, are you physically exhausted, mentally wiped, and spiritually spent? Are you ready to throw in the towel and sit on the sidelines?
As we learn from Jesus’ crucifixion, any decision to deeply and sacrificially love sinners is going to hurt—really hurt. And our own sin makes things even messier. When the pain and frustration and exhaustion of ministry build up in our hearts, it's easy to lose sight of the incredible gifts given to us in Jesus Christ: hope and resurrection power that strengthen us to carry on. Join a fellow pastor in rediscovering the gospel’s soul–sustaining and heart–renewing comfort for leaders in church ministry.