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Not a Rock Star Pastor - Jason Hanselman

Not a Rock Star Pastor

4.78 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

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Maybe our definition of greatness isn’t what it should be. Maybe we are looking too much at what we think, and not enough at what God’s view of greatness is. You have in your hands an honest look at what many of us have experienced in ministry and the journey we need to go on if we want to actually enjoy life.

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It seems to be hard-wired into our human DNA, doesn’t it? The quest for influence and impact drives us. We long for the right platform to serve from and all too often play the comparison game. Then we begin to blame our perceived lack of greatness on other people and circumstances.

  • Some elder or church lady doesn’t respect me enough.
  • The people are anti-vision.
  • I must have some deep hidden sin in my life.
  • If I had more money, a bigger building, and a winning smile, it would be easy for me, too!

Maybe our definition of greatness isn’t what it should be. Maybe we are looking too much at what we think, and not enough at what God’s view of greatness is. You have in your hands an honest look at what many of us have experienced in ministry and the journey we need to go on if we want to actually enjoy life.

Come join Jason on his quest to lay all that down and be able to say, I am
Not A Rock Star Pastor.

9 reviews for Not a Rock Star Pastor

  1. 4 out of 5

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    It was a great read, whether you are a Pastor or a member of a church board or search committee. It is insightful and helped one to see the mindset of the different sides of church leadership. It also had some humor which was also good. I thought Jason did a great job, and it took a lot of self searching and assessment to write this. Not everyone is going to be a rock star, be happy with who you are and what you have to offer.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Looking for your next read? Then Not a Rock Star Pastor by Jason Hanselman is your next incredible read. His take on being a leader in church ministry is funny, a little cringeworthy and ultimately a great lesson on what makes a great leader. This book is for any inspiring or current leader, whether that’s in business, the church or elsewhere.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Jason’s story shows that our definition and the worlds definition of what success for our lives should look like is not always Gods definition. This book is obviously written from a pastors perspective, but it doesn’t require much imagination to apply it anyone’s life regardless of their vocation.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Jason has done a great job of honestly sharing his pastoral experiences. When I started reading the book, I wondered what I could glean from it – I’m not a pastor! But through Jason’s tongue-in-cheek writing style, I found myself encouraged by his reminder of God’s sovereignty and to just be what God wants me to be. I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is considering entering the ministry or someone who is discouraged with his/her present pastoral experience.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Jasons honesty and humorous biography gives an insightful view into the life of a young pastor. This book is a great read for those in ministry and lay people in the church. My hope is that others who are not necessarily in the church will read it as well to dispel the stereotypes of perfect plastic Christians. Jason’s tale is relatable for all people and particularly convicting to those who might forget that behind every pastor there is a real life imperfect human being. Bravo Jason!!

  6. 5 out of 5

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    From my perspective, Not a Rock Star Pastor is a beautiful autobiography for a fairly new writer who unflinchingly records telling details, poignant moments with his wife, and heartfelt rage when he recounts a face-to-face confrontation with a former church employer who slandered him in his own community.

    Although I had never heard the sad and comic story of him applying for food stamps for his family, I was aware of virtually all the other stories in the book. For the skeptical reader, I can confirm that Hanselman has written a truthful and accurate history of his life. You will have to buy the book, however, to discover how he leverages every tool at his disposal to eventually weave his misfortune, inexperience and just plain bad luck into a transforming personal and spiritual triumph.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    This book was such a refreshing look at real life in the ministry field. So often my family has been challenged, scorned, and hurt by others definition of “successful” ministry that I often felt alone in my thoughts. Jason’s story not only encouraged me, but helped me to define what I have been through and continue to do. Made me laugh. Made me cry. Gave me hope that church may actually survive this decade as long as our attitude is where it needs to be.

  8. 4 out of 5

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    I told Jason I was enjoying the book. Then I had to say, “no – that’s not right!” It tweaks my conscience so enjoyment is not the right word. It is a fairly quick and easy read so I made it through once, but then had to go back and re read more slowly to mull over and reflect. Honesty from behind the veil of ministry.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    I highly recommend this book, but especially to those who have not worked in ministry. Jason’s story is raw and real, and I appreciate his willingness to open up and lay it all out! Most families in ministry can relate to some part of this, but those outside of ministry work do not understand the challenges we face! I cried and felt their pain as a family, and I rejoiced with them when they saw how God provided! Read it, and then read it again! It’s definitely worth your time!

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