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Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves: The Minister in Southern Fiction [Paperback]

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Pages   164
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2008
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664232248  
EAN  9780664232245  


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Lee Ramsey mines the riches of southern fiction and discovers a colorful assortment of ministers who arise out of the religious South. At once mystical and mischievious, these ministers haunt the margins of southern life while preaching a gospel that startles and compels. Throughout the book, Ramsey shows how ministers such as Roger Hagan in Will Campell's The Convention and Hazel Motes in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood can help show us the stumbling blocks to faithful ministry and steer clergy and congregations forward in today's world.

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In this compelling book, G. Lee Ramsey Jr.mines the riches of southern fiction and discovers a colorful assortment of ministers who arise out of the religious South. At once mystical and mischievous, these ministers haunt the margins of southern life while preaching a gospel that startles and compels. But their oddness is also their appeal--and part of their gift. For through these colorful portraits of Christian ministry, today's readers are challenged to think about what matters in ministry and to re-imagine ministry in ways that bring new life to the church and community. Throughout, Ramsey shows how ministers such as Roger Hagan in Will Campbell's "The Convention"and Hazel Motes in Flannery O'Connor's "Wise Blood"can help show us the stumbling blocks to faithful ministry and steer clergy and congregations forward in today's world.

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Excellent Book  Mar 4, 2009
This is an excellent book. The illustrations were very fitting and the lessons taught were helpful to pastors who desire to be at their best in serving their congregations.
 
Y'all Gotta Read This 'Un  Feb 21, 2009
In what may be a unique approach, this book explores how Southern fiction depicts ministers and how such depictions help us real people understand ministry in the South. Rather than over-stretching case studies or sanitizing personal anecdotes to illustrate his points, Ramsey allows characters from Southern fiction to lead him to his points. Some chapters focus on different roles the minister must fill: preacher, evangelist, pastor, priest, prophet, institutional salesman. Other chapters focus on the roles some ministers sadly choose to fill: con man, seducer, thief. Drawing on characters from novels and short stories by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Will Campbell, and Clyde Edgerton, Ramsey offers images of ministers that will not easily be forgotten. The lessons learned from the mistakes and successes of these colorful characters will not be easily forgotten either. Of course, some folks might wonder if made-up stories can offer sufficient guidance for those wanting to know more about ministry. Jesus sure thought so. In my book, that puts Ramsey in good company. In Ramsey's book, readers will find more truth about ministry than in any work which ignores fiction.

An inherent weakness in this type of book, of course, is that it's never as fulfilling to have someone else tell you about a story as it is to read it for yourself. Ramsey works well with this weakness, though, offering concise summaries and imagination-grabbing excerpts. I cannot see anyone reading this book without heading for the local library to read more about the colorful characters met in these pages.

Ramsey himself is a "perfect storm" as the author: a wellspring of Southern cultural knowledge coming from a lifetime in the South, a couple of decades of experience as a minister in Southern churches, and a shrewd critic of Southern literature.
 
Uses Southern Fiction to Teach Ministry  Jan 12, 2009
This book is elegantly conceived and written, using Southern writing and the writer's own wisdom and wit to encourage best practices and critique worst practices of ministry, while also providing a great feel for what ministry is like in the American South. It will go into my top five book list on ministry.

I found myself highlighting lots of helpful sentences and great one-liners. My favorite is "Southern writers...have long cast their lines in ponds well stocked with bottom-feeding ministers." Indeed!

A first rate book, full of wisdom.
 
who are you?  Nov 22, 2008
Once I read this book I immediately passed it to my pastor asking that he read it and then make a decision, if he could, of just where his ministry was and where he was headed in his ministry.
 

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