Review: The Hospitality of Ministry

The Hospitality of Ministry by David Ranson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As is his way, David Ransom quietly challenges the reading in their understanding of ministry, drawing them into a more fundamental Trinitarian model, a model that is firmly established on relationship as found, par excellence, in the Trinity. Drawing upon a reflection of the famous icon by Andre Rublev, The Hospitality of Abraham, Ranson seeks to redefine the foundations on which Christian ministry is built.

For those engaged in ministry – of any kind – in the contemporary Church, Ranson’s book is a reminder to us that, first and foremost, we are not about practicalities, programs and processes, but are, like the Trinity, firmly established in the need to be in relationship with God and with our brothers and sisters who share our humanity with us. Being in relationship will fundamentally challenge our preconceptions and beliefs about what it means to be people of faith, but being in relationship will never see us stray far from what is truly important.

I would highly recommend this book to all who are engaged in ministry in the Church.

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