Listen More, Laugh Often, Love Always
Reflections for Today’s Church Councils
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Listen More, Laugh Often, Love Always is not only the modis operandi of the author, it is also a reflective collection of pithy editorials, soul-stirring sermons, and generative questions about leading and loving in tumultuous times. It serves as an invaluable compendium, culled from years of pastoral leadership, of wit and wisdom that is sure to enlighten and enliven not just church councils but also any leaders seeking to be more effective followers of Christ in the world He still comes to save."
--Sue Westfall, Director, Macedonian Ministry, Atlanta, GA
"Dave organizes remarks from a wide swath of his career to help church councils contemplate their current-day roles. Reflections ending each chapter provide food for thought. In a time of reformation for the church and its leaders, it's good to have a solid sense of where we have been so that we can navigate the future wisely and well."
--Sallie Watson, Missional Presbyter/Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, NM
"Dave Wasserman's short essays written for church leaders are both easy to read and thought provoking. Each chapter, packed with wisdom forged from the author's experience in the trenches, serves as a useful guide for church councils and sessions. Readers will also find this book an invaluable asset in becoming more intentional about their faith and service to the church. The title says it all. Heed that advice."
--Ted Walkenhorst, Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church USA, Philadelphia, PA
"The format of Dave's book takes us beyond reading the solid insights of a church leader to engaging us in wrestling with the issues still facing the church."
--John M. Nelsen, pastor, University Presbyterian Church, El Paso, TX