In this book, David Platt draws on a pastoral hero named Charles Simeon. After reading Hugh Evan Hopkins’s biography titled Charles Simeon of Cambridge, David was moved by God’s grace in this man who pastored Trinity Church in Cambridge, England, for fifty-four years. With Simeon’s assistance, David writes to pastors based on Peter’s instructions to pastors in 1 Peter 5:1–4.
David draws out eight questions that he believes the text beckons pastors to ask themselves as the shepherd the flock of God entrusted to their care. Along the way, David intersperses insights from Charles Simeon’s life and pastorate that he hopes will be an encouragement to pastors.