edwin friedman


5 books for ministry

Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity, by Eugene H. Peterson (Eerdmans). This book, along with Peterson’s The Contemplative Pastor, reminded me again and again of my responsibility to guard my heart well, “for from it flow the springs of life,” as the proverb says.


Bickerton is a self-declared secular humanist historian who brings to the intractable conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians a sense of detachment. As such, he attempts to write a balanced history going back to the British Mandate in Palestine following the break up of the Ottoman Empire and up through the George W.