From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight: Conversations from 2 Timothy on Encouragement for Pastors

From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight: Conversations from 2 Timothy on Encouragement for Pastors

by Harry Strauss

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452800349
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Pastor Harry Strauss has been in ministry for over 30 years. He has given leadership to both small and large congregations.

From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight is an expression of a calling to bring encouragment to pastors. The book is marked by an unstoppable, yet gentle call, to stay and fight the good fight of faith. The book grew out Pastor Harry's own struggles with discouragement, and the temptation to leave pastoral ministry. Through his memorization and reflection on 2 Timothy, he found the capacity to do more than just survive, but thrive in pastoral work.

He became a dedicated follower of Christ through the ministry of Dr. Henry Blackaby, author of the bestselling book Experiencing God. Of Pastor Harry and his book, Henry Blackaby writes: "I first met Harry when I was the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Saskatoon. I had the privilege of baptizing him and performing his wedding. Those were exciting days as I have described in Experiencing God. Harry became an avid follower of Christ. It has given me great joy to see how God has used his life in ministry for many years. In this book, Harry shares keen insight out of his many years of rich pastoral experience as well as compassion for those in church leadership. I know you will be blessed as you read it."

Pastor Harry and his wife Judy have been married for over thirty-three years. Together they have four adult children (five with their son-in-law), as well as two grandchildren.

Educationally he has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary; a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.

His main hobbies include: reading; playing tennis; gardening; watching movies; cyclying; following the financial world; and more reading.

He is actively involved in his community as a Rotarian. He also gives leadership to the ministerial in his city. He and his wife reside in Saskatoon, Canada.

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