Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders

Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders

by Edward L. Smither, Broadman and Holman Publishers Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805447075

ISBN-13: 9780805447071

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Lauded for his thoughts, Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has influenced virtually every philosopher of the last fifteen hundred years. But his personal character and ministry are even more remarkable, for in a time when most monastery dwellers sought solitude, Augustine was always in the company of friends, visiting disciples and writing mentoring letters to those he

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Lauded for his thoughts, Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has influenced virtually every philosopher of the last fifteen hundred years. But his personal character and ministry are even more remarkable, for in a time when most monastery dwellers sought solitude, Augustine was always in the company of friends, visiting disciples and writing mentoring letters to those he knew.

Augustine as Mentor is written for modern day pastors and spiritual leaders who want to mentor and equip other evangelical Christians based on proven principles in matters of the heart like integrity, humility, faithfulness, personal holiness, spiritual hunger, and service to others.

Author Ed Smither explains, "Augustine has something to offer modern ministers pursuing authenticity and longing to 'preach what they practice.’ Through his thought, practice, success, and even failures, my hope is that today’s mentors will find hope, inspiration, and practical suggestions for how to mentor an emerging generation of spiritual leaders.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805447071
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,440,331
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Abbreviations vii

Chapter 1 Mentoring in the First Century 1

Chapter 2 The Mentoring Matrix 24

Chapter 3 Who Mentored Augustine? 92

Chapter 4 Augustine's Approach to Mentoring 125

Chapter 5 Augustine's Thoughts on Mentoring 213

Epilogue: Shepherding Shepherds Today 258

Index 261

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