Ever had someone open up to you about his or her burden and pain, and suddenly you find yourself distanced, ridiculed, or even blamed for issues for which you are not responsible? Most people who desire to help and serve others face this situation at some point in their ministry. Dr. Paul Cox's book concentrates on the dynamics that can cause congregation members to make their pastor responsible for their burdens instead of looking to Christ for healing. More than 12 key questions are presented and answered through Scripture to help leaders avoid situations that encourage this burden-shifting. Show Less
Dr. Paul L. Cox is a graduate of Pepperdine University and holds a graduate degree in theology. He has pastored churches for over 20 years and served as president of the Minister’s Council for the American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest, including serving on the board of American Baptist Churches USA. Paul and his wife, Donna, are codirectors of Aslan’s Place, a ministry center in Hesperia, California, dedicated to bringing freedom and wholeness to the wounded and captive. They have three children and seven grandchildren.