Most pastors expect they will help others through suffering. They do not always realize, though, that they too will suffer. Caught off guard, many end up deeply hurt and quit the ministry. But church history is filled with stories of men who persevered faithfully through profound and persistent affliction.
Now the editors of The Gospel Coalition have collected inspiring stories of twelve faithful men who endured great suffering for the cause of Christ. Profiling men such as the apostle Paul, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Wang Ming-Dao, and others, these compelling stories show that suffering in the context of ministry is expected--and never wasted.