From the October, 2006 issue of Touchstone
family Gall in the Family by Mark Coppenger

Gall in the Family

Faith of My Fathers:
Conversations with Three Generations of
Pastors About Church, Ministry, and Culture
by Chris Seay
Zondervan, 2005
(179 pages, $16.99, paperback)

reviewed by Mark Coppenger

What happens when three generations of preachers within the same family (respectively “1950s revivalist,” “Swindoll-esque,” and “emerging”) get together to talk about the ministry? What if their favored preaching styles (“evangelistic hellfire and brimstone,” “teaching-oriented exegetical,” and “Midrash-oriented narrative”) are at odds?

Well, when the resulting book’s moderator, commentator, and editor . . .


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