The Pastor's Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity
"The tragic celebrity culture that shrouds pastors and their families is a bit like applauding the tallest miniature horse. God is supposed to be the only one we make much of, not the pastor or his children. And yet our need for idols has placed a crushing weight on PKs so that they are, in the words of Barnabas Piper, known of and not known. As a PK myself I know all too well the euphoria of being known of and the utter emptiness of not being known. This book gives much-needed hope to families navigating the 'reality show' called church. Thank you, Barnabas Piper!"See All
Lead Pastor, Fellowship Memphis; author, Right Color/Wrong Culture
As a PK, I know few understand the perspective from inside the church fishbowl. Barnabas Piper captures the fishbowl perspective and writes what a lot of us PKs have been thinking for a long time. But this book isn't just for PKs. It's for the church. The Pastor's Kid is a case study on the effects of unrealistic expectations; those others place on us and the ones we place on ourselves. Every churchgoer should read this book."See All
Sam S Rainer III
a PK raising more PKs
"Barnabas Piper challenges us to put faith into action. Practical and insightful, The Pastor's Kid is a must-read for anyone who wants a closer relationship with Christ."See All
author, Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own
"Few unchosen roles are more tricky and taxing than growing up as the son or daughter of a minister. The Pastor's Kid is an insightful and winsome look at what it means to follow Jesus in a pressurized fish bowl of expectations and is laced with helpful advice to stay sane in the midst of it all."See All
proud PK; author, Jesus is Better than You Imagined
The Only One Under As Much Pressure As the Pastor is ... The Pastor's Kid
Dad may be following God's call, but the Pastor's kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results.
Barnabas Piper—son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper—has experienced the challenges of being a PK firsthand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues and accelerated scrutiny PKs face.
But more than just stating the problems, Piper shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as does his or her parent and church)—to live in true freedom and wholeness.
Includes a Foreword by John Piper