B&H Releases Updated, Expanded Edition of Acclaimed John Piper Book

user | Jan 31st

B&H Releases Updated, Expanded Edition of Acclaimed John Piper Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn., 2/1/2013 – B&H Publishing Group has just released the updated and expanded edition of best-selling author John Piper’s Brothers, We Are Not Professionals. First published in 2002 and named among Preaching Magazine’s “10 Best Books Every Preacher Should Read,” it now includes six new chapters that continue Piper’s plea with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.
“Nothing has happened in the last ten years to make me think this book is less needed. In fact, instead of going away, the pressure to ‘professionalize’ the pastorate has morphed and strengthened,” Piper explains in the preface to the new edition.
Among the new chapters, Piper addresses theology (“Brothers, God Does Make Much of Us,” “Brothers, God Is the Gospel”), the pursuit of being a better preacher (“Brothers, Be Bible-Oriented—Not Entertainment-Oriented—Preachers,” “Brothers, Pursue the Tone of the Text”), family and sanctification (“Brothers, Help Them Act the Miracle”), and personal health (“Brothers, Bodily Training Is of Some Value”).
The updated release of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals coincides with the Desiring God 2013 conference for pastors being held February 4 – 6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where this year’s theme is “Brothers, We Are Still Not Professionals: Reclaiming the Centrality of the Supernatural in Ministry.” Learn more at
John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served more than thirty years as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. His books include Desiring God and Don’t Waste Your Life.
B&H Publishing Group, a division of Lifeway Christian Resources, is a non-profit publisher made up of people who are passionate about taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters, we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry
by John Piper
Release date: February 1, 2013
Trade paper, $14.99, 320 pages