This is a truly beautiful book, not only in outward form (which it is, btw!), but in its beautiful prose and rich insight into being a pastor. Pastor Senkbeil speaks with insight, kindness, humility, and, most of all, wisdom. Real down-to-earth, real-life wisdom. He doesn't give a cookie-cuter approach to the challenges of the pastoral ministry, instead he keeps delivering to us the great Good Shepherd and Physician of our souls--Jesus Christ. Excellent teachers give helpful distinctions that students can draw on to sort out future challenges. Chapter after chapter The Care of Souls teaches many useful distinctions that will benefit me throughout the rest of my years. I cannot think of a pastor or any Christian who would not benefit from this book. Thank you Pastor Senkbeil. Thank you Lexham Press.