Strong in the Broken Places: A Theological Reverie on the Ministry of George Everett Ross

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Sweet, Leonard I.
University of Akron Press
Religion; Ministry; Biography; Akron
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George Everett Ross was at once a brilliant preacher who could move his listeners with the gospel of transfiguring grace and a deeply flawed human being who stirred controversy among his parishioners. Not only a crusader for the addicted and the homeless, but also an alcoholic who presided over the church where Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, Ross was both revered for his good works and reviled for his personal failings. Strong in the Broken Places is a portrait of ministry at its most gifted and most wounded, as well as a story of faith shining more brightly because of the constant darkness that threatens it.This book is poignantly pleasurable, and all pastors can benefit from it for reasons both personal and professional. It is one to which you will return often.—Journal for Preachers