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I have never read anything more helpful than Shotgun Rider: Restoring Your Passion for the Ministry Trail. I highly recommend it! – Gary Chapman, Ph.D.Author of The Five Love Languages

Shotgun Rider will challenge you to embrace your role. A much-needed book, written by someone who has succeeded at living out these principles. – Mark Jobe, lead pastor of New Life Community Church, Chicago; author of Unstuck: Out of your Cave into Your Call

Shotgun Rider packs a big punch! Crammed full of great stories, insight, and wisdom. Share the word; Shotgun Rider is a GREAT read! – Kurt Johnston, Pastor to Students, Saddleback Church

Shotgun Rider is for every church leader who’s not in the driver’s seat. Though the ministry ride begins with a spiritual and emotional high riders soon discover there are valleys as well. Shotgun Rider is about thriving, about being a peace in the 2nd seat (or the 42nd seat).

With an honest and sometimes raw look at the state of ministry life K Douglas Brown helps riders find their way back, guiding them in rediscovering a love and passion for the ride. Shotgun Rider is chock full of how-to advice for handling conflict from the seemingly smallest concerns to the greatest issues of staff and church division.

K. Douglas Brown takes a raw look at leadership failures and even walks through his experience of getting fired. With keen insight, he shows how to invite God’s heart into conflict. Shotgun Rider challenges riders to own the great commission as their impassioned plea to lead them, love them, and build them. It makes plain the need for personal maintenance setting riders up for successful long-term ministry.