CLINTON, Miss., July 23, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Pastor R. D. Bernard, a senior pastor of the historic King Solomon Baptist Church, a radio host, has completed his new book, “Pastoring through a Pandemic”: an inspiring journal recounting the struggles of a pastor during this sudden storm that brought about a spiritual battle to every individual.
Pastor Bernard writes, “‘We all prayed at the altar at about 2:00 p.m. We had to pray because we were bitter. I know my people, and several of us were hurt at the sheriff being called—on a church. A couple of members were even bitter with me for canceling service this Sunday. It was a mess, and all we could do was pray’ (pastoral journal entry, Thursday, April 2, 2020).
“Pastoring through a pandemic captures, in detail, the first 90 days of the historic, once-in-a-generation, worldwide pandemic of 2020 as experienced by the pastor and people of the historic King Solomon Baptist Church of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
“The Pastor and people defied state and local ordinances to have in-person worship services at the height of the pandemic. Read of the harrowing tales of members, old and young, who sought answers for their own personal crises as they ‘sneaked to meet’ while discovering a newfound strength and spirituality in the midst of their quiet defiance. See the four pillars of leadership in action from the pastor, who in the very midst of his personal battles with fatigue, fear, and nascent faith, kept a day-to-day journal of the church’s struggles and triumphs.
“Pastoring through a Pandemic will be studied for years as an example of how one faith community responded to the early days of the pandemic while also navigating its way through a historic time of political and social unrest.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Pastor R. D. Bernard’s new book is a potent memoir where he recalls his journey of pastoring the first three months of the pandemic. This diary of his crisis leadership hopes to navigate Christians in challenges ahead that will continue to storm their life.
Readers can purchase “Pastoring through a Pandemic” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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Source: Covenant Books