The Pastor's Kid: What it's Like and How to Help

The Pastor's Kid: What it's Like and How to Help


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The only one under as much pressure as the pastor is… the pastor's kid! Barnabas Piper-son of pastor and bestselling author John Piper-has experienced the challenges of being a pastor's kid (PK) firsthand. In this updated version of his popular book-full of empathy, humor, and personal stories-he addresses the unusual scrutiny, unhelpful assumptions, and identity issues that a PK faces. But more than just stating the problems, he also shares the one thing PKs, their parents, and their churches need above all else…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784984731
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Publication date: 06/01/2020
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 622,260
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Barnabas Piper is Director for Community at Immanuel Nashville. He cohosts the Happy Rant podcast and blogs at

Table of Contents

Foreword John Piper 11

Introduction 15

Chapter 1 What's Wrong with That Boy? 21

Chapter 2 The Fishbowl 29

Chapter 3 Expectation Roller Coaster 41

Chapter 4 Identity Crisis 55

Chapter 5 What a PK Needs More Than Anything 67

Chapter 6 Pastor and Child 85

Chapter 7 Parent for Your Congregation 105

Chapter 8 PKs: What Are They Good For? 117

Appendix : Seven Rules for When You Meet a PK 129

Notes 133

Acknowledgments 137

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