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Crisis! An explosive public meltdown. A violent incident in the psychiatric ward.

Now, the pastor stares into the abyss of his own secret shame. Before he can be free, he must confront his demons and find grace. But will he let go? Will he allow himself to be healed?

The Pastor explores the perilous human journey from self-will and striving, through defeat and despair, to hope and the redemption found only through surrender.

Trigger warning: mature themes.

©2020 Bradley Jersak and William Paul Young (P)2020 Bradley Jersak and William Paul Young

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Human suffering and shame undone

This provocative story is not for the faint of heart. “The Pastor” grabbed me right away. Loved Dr Hope and Sage! Recommended for everyone who is between a rock and a hard place. Grace is here.

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  • Mojoman
  • 2020-10-17

Intense

Thankfully I listened to Brad Jersak and Paul Youngs review of this story and I understand the message that was being conveyed . The story as performed by the readers was excellent. However, for me it was too intense enough so it left me with a couple of nightmares. I'm spiritually sensitive anyway, and the darkness that was portrayed affected me. I love Brad Jersak and Paul Youngs books and testimony. The good they are doing in the area of healing the brokeness of so many is so needed . Hopefully others will find truth and healing in this story and won't be negatively impacted by the intensity of the spiritual darkness that is being confronted.

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  • R J
  • 2020-09-22

Good presentation of hard deliverance

Hard subject, well presented with Strong Language, Great presentation of God's deliverance. not for the overly sensitive

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  • A.R. de Freitas
  • 2020-09-17

A Phenomenal Parable Poorly Performed

This is one of my favorite books I've read this year, but I really wish I had read the hardcover instead. I'm not sure if it was the voice direction, the voice actors or both; but the resulting performances by the cast range between underacting and going way overboard. The Pastor himself is mostly passable except in the more weepy moments; but many of the others left a lot to be desired.

Now the problem is not the voice cast approach, in fact the story is perfect material for an audio drama or a stage play even. This story deserves a really good production, and I was excited to hear the story be not only read but acted, Unfortunately, the execution did not deliver as I hoped.

So please read the book! But do yourself a favor and get a physical copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-02-25

Woah...

"The Pastor: A Crisis,"by Brad Jersak and Paul Young, has to be one of the deepest works I have encountered. It takes a rare path of not the victim being lead through the stages of healing (like the Shack) but for the perpetrator. Of course, we all have our sin, we all have to be forgiven, and we all must be "salted with fire."

There were moments I despised the main character, but I realized that I was merely being drawn into the way he felt about himself due to his shame. Also, there was a moment I had to stop listening and take a break because of the intensity of "The Accuser." I had never had to take a break from listening to a story, but the amount of detail and the story-telling was well done.

The discourse at the end by the pastor was my favorite part of this story. Him speaking about how love and fire are related is a message that so many need to hear. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Kyle B.
  • 2020-11-06

A Heavy, Hard Listen About Real Grace

Wonderfully done and also hard to hear, this is a powerful depiction of grace in Christ!

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  • R. Brunz
  • 2020-10-24

Wow. Just wow.

Such a beautiful narrative showing the truth and power of the cross and of grace. Thanks for writing such a helpful piece of work!

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  • DRJA
  • 2020-10-18

Awesome

A must read for all . Especially those who think they must please God.

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  • Bruno
  • 2020-10-15

excellent story wonderfully interpreted

extremely capturing. written for the screen. you can literally see the pictures with your inner eye as you listen to the colorful narration.
recommend to anyone who wants to make more sense of God's unconditional agape love.

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  • Mr. George W. Ziegler
  • 2020-09-21

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Wow! This book was powerful!
This is a very well written, honest, and therefore intense story of what seems at first an extreme situation of a pastor’s mental breakdown, but as it goes on the listener or reader surprisingly begins to recognize themselves - like it or not - in the pastor.
This book is medicine for the soul that struggles with forgiveness or religion or personal traumas or questions of faith in the goodness or not so goodness of God. In other words, it really is a book anyone can appreciate - that is as long as we are willing to hear the honest truth of another and possibly of ourselves.
I listened to it rather than read it and the audible narration is fantastic. Not just one narrator but several in character so one so it really becomes an immersive experience.

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  • F. Means
  • 2020-09-11

Love on display

In a time when there are so few voices speaking of the possibility of healing for the depths of division and hate “The Pastor: A Crisis” offers a description of a path through our present ‘hell’ into a hope and a future.