Resources for those discerning the call

Here we provide a list of selected books which can help anyone considering the call to ministry – lay or ordained.

Called or Collared Francis Dewar (new edition, SPCK, 2000)

Being a Priest Today Christopher Cocksworth & Rosalind Brown (Canterbury Press, 2002)

Ministry in Three Dimensions Steven Croft (DLT, 1999)

Dynamic Local Ministry Andrew Bowden & Michael West (Continuum, 2000)

Being a Deacon Today Rosalind Brown (Canterbury Press, 2005)

Living on the Border of the Holy: Renewing the Priesthood of All William Countryman (Morehouse Publishing 1999)

Local Ministry Robin Greenwood & Caroline Pascoe (ed) (SPCK, 2006)

The Life and Work of a Priest John Pritchard (SPCK, 2007)

Open to Judgement Rowan Williams (DLT, 1994)

The Wounded Healer Henri Nouwen (DLT, 1994)

Steel Angels: The personal qualities of a priest Magdalen Smith (SPCK 2014)

Reader Ministry Explored Cathy Rowling and Paula Gooder (SPCK Library of Ministry 2009)

Youth Ministry: a multi faceted approach Sally Nash (SPCK Library of Ministry 2011)

Reimagining Ministry David Heywood (SCM 2011)

Pioneer Ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church Angela Shier-Jones (SPCK 2009)

The Contemplative Pastor Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans 1989)

Making God Possible: The Task of Ordained Ministry Present and Future Alan Billings (SPCK 2010)