The Parish Survival Guide, UCC’s Pilgrim Press, can be ordered by calling 1 (800) 537-3394

Bateson, Mary Catherine, Composing a Life, Penguin, ©1989.

Bloede, Louis W. , The Effective Pastor: A Guide to Successful Ministry, Fortress Press, ©1996.

Bolles, Richard Nelson, What Color is Your Parachute?:  A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, ©2001.

Bolman, Lee G.  and Deal, Terrence E., Leading with Soul:  An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco, ©1995.

Callahan, Kennon, Twelve Keys for Living: Possibilities for a Whole, Healthy Life, Jossey-Bass, ©1998.

Calling: A online blog for Leaders Who Nurture Vocation; Click on this link to find online.

Cobble, James F. and Donald C. Houts, ed. Well-Being in Ministry: A Guide for Pastors, Staff Members, and Congregational Leaders. Matthews, NC: CMR Press, ©1999.

Cornwall, Robert D.; Unfettered Spirit: Spiritual Gifts for the New Great Awakening; Energion Publications; Gonzalez, FL, ©2013. Click Here for order information.

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Epperly, Bruce and Katherine Gould; Four Seasons of Ministry: Gathering a harvest of Righteousness, book 1; Alban Institute; ©2008.

Epperly, Bruce and Katherine Gould; Feeding the Fire: Avoiding Clergy Burnout, book 2; Pilgrim’s Press; ©2008.

Epperly, Bruce and Katherine Gould; Practicing the Presence of God in Ministry, book 3; Alban Institute; ©2009.

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Everist, Norma Cook, Ed. Ordinary Ministry, Extraordinary Challenge: Women and the Roles of Ministry, Abingdon Press, ©2000.

Faith and Leadership, Website listing of resources for Vocation

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Halaas, G.W. The right road: Life choices for clergy. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN,  ©2004.

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Hamman, Jaco J. Becoming A Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, ©2007.

Hunter, Victor L. Desert Hearts and Healing Fountains: Gaining Pastoral Vocational Clarity.  St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, ©2003.

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Ludwig, Glenn E. In It for the Long Haul: Building Effective Long-Term Pastorates. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, ©2002.

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Palmer, Parker J., Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation, Jossey-Bass, © 2000.

Palmer, Parker J. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward an Undivided Life. San Fran: Jossey-Bass, ©2004.

Placher, William C., ed. Callings: Twenty Centuries of Christian Wisdom on Vocation. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. Eerdmanns, ©2005.

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Richardson, R. Becoming a Healthier Pastor: Family Systems Theory and the Pastor’s Own Family. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN; ©2005.

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Sitze, Bob, Not Trying Too Hard: New Basics for Sustainable Congregations, Alban Institute, ©2001.

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