Otis Moss III's favorite books for ministry

What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites. — Ed.

Anne Jackson’s personal account of her struggle with burnout and her road to recovery, Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic (Zondervan) is a pragmatic and cautionary tale for all engaged in ministry. With humor and honesty, she pulls back the veil on the myths that the church creates about the purpose and role of the minister.

Reading Eugene Peterson is akin to sitting on the front porch with a wise grandfather, mesmerized by his firsthand knowledge of events, people, and places. Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ (Eerdmans) finds a place on my shelf as part devotional, part Bible study, and part collection of down-home wisdom from an elder who knows my struggles.