Few experiences warm the heart more than receiving a letter from a friend or family member. Even more heartwarming is a letter from a trusted mentor who gives encouragement and sound advice to the recipient.
During his life, Jack Miller wrote hundreds of letters to pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders that urged them to view Godís glory as their main purpose for serving others. More than 70 of Millerís letters have been collected in The Heart of a Servant Leader. Edited by Barbara Miller Juliani, Millerís daughter, the book contains letters that give insight into the mind and character of a longtime evangelist, church planter, and missionary.
Miller, who served as director of World Harvest Mission and founded New Life Presbyterian Church near Philadelphia, wrote these pastoral letters to men and women who lived throughout the world. Most of the letters were written between 1980 when Miller was 52, and the year he died, 1996. Intimate, articulate, and direct, the letters serve as models of the compassionate leadership Miller taught. Repeatedly, they express the theme of experiencing a changed heart by understanding the gospel and then living a life of faith, prayer, and humility.
Divided into four sections, the book addresses issues such as spiritual warfare, forgiveness, and physical suffering. Millerís letters give seasoned counsel to readers, but they also lay bare his life, providing touching revelations of his own personal anguish.
This book is a compelling collection of documents written by a leader who knew from personal experience the joys and sorrows of the Christian life. Readers are sure to find themselves absorbed in Millerís lucid observations. -- James C. Hendrix, Christian Book Previews.com
These letters by a seasoned, influential pastor address a variety of ministry issues, as well as physical suffering, overcoming sin, learning to forgive, spiritual warfare, etc. We learn that a leader should be the cheif servant, and that right attitudes come only from a heart changed by an encounter with God.