Shepherding God's People

A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry

by SIANG-YANG TAN (Author)
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"Packed with exhaustive research and lived experience"

"Dr. Tan shares with us the wisdom of his years of academic and pastoral insight. This book is packed with exhaustive research and lived experience. I recommend it highly."
--Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and Streams of Living Water

"Readers will discover a wealth of knowledge and counsel for carrying out their pastoral vocations powerfully, sanely, and safely. Highly recommended."
--Chris Hall, Renovaré

"Dr. Tan loves the Lord and has a heart for ministry that jumps off every page in Shepherding God's People. A must-have for everyone who has influence in the life of another--that means you."
--Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors and James Dobson Family Institute

"Shepherding God's People will serve as an invaluable primer for men and women entering ministry and as a source of deep enrichment and encouragement for veteran pastors."
--Laura R. Harbert, Fuller Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology

"It is hard to imagine an area of interest to pastors that has not been insightfully covered in Dr. Tan's book. Shepherding God's People deserves wide and careful reading."
--Larry Crabb, NewWay Ministries

"I'm keeping this book close at hand because of its holistic, God-drenched, eminently practical view of pastoring."
--Jan Johnson, author of Meeting God in Scripture

"This book is both practical and learned, as one would expect from a pastor theologian like Tan. Whether you are just starting out as a pastor or have been in pastoral ministry for many years, there is much wisdom to be gleaned here."
--Rev. Gerald Hiestand, Calvary Memorial Church; director, Center for Pastor Theologians

"A comprehensive, transparent, practical, formational, and Spirit-filled book for the present and next generation of soul shepherds."
--Gary W. Moon, Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center, Westmont College

"A biblically based, Christ-centered, evangelically faithful, and personally practical survey of the multifaceted aspects of a pastor's life and work. Both seminary and undergraduate students, as well as those practicing pastoral ministry, will find Tan's book helpful in clarifying their role and calling."
--R. Robert Creech, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University



Siang-Yang Tan (PhD, McGill University) is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in California. He is associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology, consulting editor for Edification: Journal for the Society of Christian Psychology, and editorial consultant of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Counseling and Psychotherapy, Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood, Lay Counseling, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit, and Coping with Depression.

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