Thursday, March 13, 2008

No "Ordinary" Pastor

When Tim Challies recommends a book I take notice. Check out his review here. Having benefited from D. A. Carson's published theological works I knew I would enjoy the new release he wrote about his father, Tom Carson. While in the U. S. this week I picked up a copy of "Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor".

I'm only partway through the book but I haven't been disappointed. Knowing a little of the historical, religious climate in the province of Quebec I found I couldn't put the book down. Rev. Tom Carson may not be well known in conservative, evangelical circles in the United States or even here in Canada but he made an impact in the darkened province of Quebec that will not be forgotten.

He certainly was no "ordinary" pastor in the Father's eyes. He pastored his flock (His flock) with skillful hands and integrity of heart and has already heard the Master's "well done, good and faithful servant".

I'm looking forward to finishing this excellent book! Thanks for the "heads up" Tim!


  1. Cool, Pilgrim! A pastor from Quebec...I've never heard of him, but I'm not really "in the know" here in Christian circles. If I see the book, I'll deifinitely pick up a copy. Thank you for the review!

    God bless you richly,

    PS How about those Sens?! I let out a gasp when I checked the scoreboard on TSN and saw it is already 2-0. I still believe the Habs are for real, though...seeing they have made it thus far so well, they might as well win the Cup, eh? Oh, sorry, I won't ever confess to saying that during the Sens' Stanley Cup run this postseason ;)

  2. Dear David thank you for inviting me to be a part of the Pilgrim family. The Lotrd 's Spirit binds us together mathter where we are from. I am blest.