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The Philippian Fragment Paperback – May 1982

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr; 1st Paperback Edition edition (May 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087784805X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877848059
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,074,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By CHEONG LISA - Published on
Format: Paperback
Having read the book more than a decade ago, it still made a strong impression on me, as I recall the exchange of letters (or is it parchment) between an experienced and novice pastor. The book contains many helpful tips for pastors, and though the setting is the 1st century church, you'll learn that the problems the early Christians faced then are really no different from the ones the modern church faces now. The characters in the books were very memorable, like the sister who goes around praying for the sick (and even when there was no visible healing, she would hug and love the one she's prayed for) OR the pastor who was never forgiven by his congregation because he "defiled" himself by helping a wounded on his way to church... and many more. And who can forget the main character - the wise Pastor who maintained his wit despite having to face the lions... The illustrations were also well done!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Philippian Fragment 12 Sept. 2013
By Replaymatt - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is classic Calvin Miller. I read this book probably over 20 years ago and have really enjoyed reading it again. Well worth the time and the money.
A must read for pastors ... 12 Jun. 2012
By Alex S - Published on
Format: Paperback
OK, I love everything Calvin Miller. But this wonderful text, written in 1982 is one of my favorites.

Ostensibly written by a second century pastor,Eusebius, as a series of letters to his mentor and friend, we find our challenges as pastors reflected. Perhaps through laughter, or insight, we can draw strength and courage in this parable of faith.

We find one of the members of the church encouraging Eusebius to relocate to Rome. When he mentions that the lions have been moved there for a new round of persecutions, his member reminds him that a "true Christian" would not let that stop him.

Perhaps this quote will give you insight into the book:

"I am torn between the desire to think positively or to confront life as it is. If I am prone to remember that Christ said faith could move mountains, he also said that in the world you shall have tribulations. I like moving mountains and seeing miracles occur all around me; it's tribulation that makes me nervous."

I find that by reflecting on these words I can be encouraged as I struggle between those same thoughts! In some ways I move mountains, in other ways I find tribulation! Both play a part in my life.

If you are a discouraged pastor, grab a copy, and discover anew the fellowship we all share!
I've bought this book at least... 26 July 2013
By Lynnette Stevens - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
4 times. I gave a copy to my pastor dad and pastor father in law because I enjoyed it so much.

I love Calvin Miller's writing. I wish they were available for Kindle. I guess I should be lucky I can still get hard copies from Amazon of his earlier woks, like this gem.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
good clean fun 6 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a great little book. It's funny, witty, and full of very applicable annecdotes. Any pastor would get a kick out of this book, but you might not want to lend it out to too many parishoners. Hehe!
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