The Kingdom Will Come Anyway

A Life in the Day of a Pastor--A Memoir

By Robert J. Luidens

The Kingdom Will Come Anyway

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  • ISBN: 9781725263017
  • Pages: 188
  • Publication Date: 2/26/2020
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

The Kingdom Will Come Anyway

A Life in the Day of a Pastor--A Memoir

By Robert J. Luidens

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781725263017
  • Pages: 188
  • Publication Date: 2/26/2020
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

About-

The Kingdom Will Come Anyway: A Life in the Day of a Pastor opens a window into the world of a typical minister serving congregations in the midst of soul-stirring delights and heart-rending troubles. Pastor Bob Luidens paints a true-to-life portrait of moments in his life that have been evocative of humor and heartache, as well as inviting of conviction and confusion.

This is a memoir that will resonate with church members and pastors, as well as college students and seminarians. The stories embedded in Pastor Luidens’s recollections are rooted in everyday life. But those same stories disclose God’s gripping work of restoration and renewal within that life—of a kingdom unstoppable in its coming into our midst.

These stories will inspire and challenge each reader, just as the original experiences did with the author. They affirm Jesus’s soul-lifting reminder that our loving creator is at work in every moment of our unique, precious lives.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Sometimes true stories are more evocative than fiction. So it was with sheep-farmer James Rebanks’s autobiographical reporting of The Shepherd’s Life. And so it is with ‘Pastor Bob’s’ absorbing narratives of shepherding his human flock through their (and his) experiences of heartache and hilarity, of loss and love. With captivating story-telling—imbued with empathy, insight, and humor—he shares the lessons they taught him and can teach us.”

—David Myers, Professor of Psychology, Hope College



“Compassionate companioning leads to healing. Savoring these stories shows the Way, which is both challenging and surprising. A behind-the-scenes look into ministry within and beyond the local congregation.”

—Ellen E. Howie, Registered Nurse, spiritual director, folk artist

Contributors-

Robert J. Luidens

Bio(s)-

Robert J. Luidens is a retired minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. After serving for three years as pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Kansas, he served for more than thirty-one years as pastor of the Altamont Reformed Church in Altamont, New York. The Kingdom Will Come Anyway: A Life in the Day of a Pastor is his first book.

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