By Harold Ristau,John W. Kleinig
"With the confidence to be anticipated of an army chaplain professional by means of a harrowing time period of carrier in Afghanistan, Harold Ristau, fearlessly tackles an uneasy subject that the majority could fairly depart at the backburner. i am hoping that his lucid and hard paintings may perhaps foster prayer, examine, and attention, and make a necessary contribution to pastoral theology."
--John R. Stephenson, Registrar & Professor of ancient Theology, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary
"Harold Ristau deals his readers a glimpse into a space of ministry the place angels would possibly not worry to tread, yet many pastors do. right here now we have a candid and sincere portrayal of the triumphs and pitfalls inherent in ministering to these less than demonic impression. Firmly grounded within the note and prayer, Dr. Ristau issues us to the necessities wanted in struggling with the one that rages like a roaring lion, looking whom he may perhaps eat (1 puppy. 5:8)."
--Joel C. Elowsky, writer; Professor of old Theology, Concordia Seminary
"Harold Ristau brings to us an real account of his reports with darkish forces that oppose the Gospel, cripple, oppress, and search to break the unwary and the broken during this global. He has visible either the non-public and all over the world expressions of non secular chaos in his ministry as pastor and army chaplain. With studying, wit, and humble honesty, this can be a huge pastoral epistle to us and our time."
--Duff Crerar, writer, Padres in No Man's Land: Canadian Chaplains within the nice War
Harold Ristau (PhD, McGill University), Lutheran pastor, Reformation pupil, army chaplain, and writer of At Peace with conflict: A Chaplain's Meditations from Afghanistan and Understanding Martin Luther's Demonological Rhetoric in His Treatise opposed to the Heavenly Prophets (1525) has served in quite a few multicultural settings delivering pastoral ministry and obstacle counseling in distinctive contexts.
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