2014 P&R Pastors’ Conference—THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERD

P&R Pub­lish­ing is part­ner­ing with The Alliance of Con­fess­ing Evan­gel­i­cal to spon­sor a pas­tors’ con­fer­ence at Har­vey Cedars Bible Con­fer­ence. The con­fer­ence theme is The Faith­ful Shep­herd: Per­se­ver­ing in Your Church and Ministry.



This is an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity to take time away from your daily sched­ule to rest, reflect on God’s Word, and learn from top-notch speak­ers as they deliver pastor-to-pastor mes­sages. Dur­ing the con­fer­ence you will be able to fel­low­ship with other pas­tors and elders in a scenic loca­tion and enjoy an oppor­tu­nity to share and grow together.

SPEAKERS (from left to right):

Harry L. Reeder III is senior pas­tor of Bri­ar­wood Pres­by­ter­ian Church in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama, and also speaks daily on the radio pro­gram In Per­spec­tive.

Edward T. Welch is direc­tor of coun­sel­ing and aca­d­e­mic dean of the Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion (CCEF), as well as a coun­selor, fac­ulty mem­ber, and author.

Tim­o­thy Z. Wit­mer is founder of The Shep­herds’ Insti­tute, an orga­ni­za­tion advanc­ing the cause of shep­herd­ing among church lead­ers, and author of The Shep­herd Leader.

Steve Estes is pas­tor of Com­mu­nity Evan­gel­i­cal Free Church in Elver­son, Penn­syl­va­nia, and coau­thor with Joni Eareck­son Tada of A Step Fur­ther and When God Weeps.


All atten­dees will receive the fol­low­ing free audio CDs, books, and book­lets at the retreat ($192 value).

Audio CDs:





Books Written for Kids (Ages 8–14)

Brock East­man -

  • The Quest for Truth — Taken, Risk, Unleash, (last two books in series not yet released)

This series, bril­liantly writ­ten by Brock East­man, is aimed towards a middle-school to high-school age range, but I’m in my twen­ties and I thor­oughly enjoyed read­ing the first 3 books and am quite excited for the other 2 books to be released to find out how the Quest for Truth will end! Look for the rest of the books in the series to be released in 2014 and 2015.

Dou­glas Bond -

Doug Bond wrote these books of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion for middle-schoolers. Check out Doug Bond’s web­site: www.bondbooks.net.

Susan Olasky -

When the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War embroils Patrick Henry in con­flict, con­tro­versy, and dan­ger, his daugh­ter, Annie resolves to help in any way she can, all while deal­ing with grow­ing up and grow­ing in her faith in God.

Cho­sen Daugh­ters Series -

Writ­ten by var­i­ous authors, this his­tor­i­cal fic­tion series high­lights the lives of ordi­nary women who, by God’s grace, can do extra­or­di­nary things.


Devo­tion­als - 

These devo­tion­als are great for chil­dren who want to learn more about the Bible and what all we can learn from it. Each book is unique in its story telling — to learn more about a spe­cific book, just click on the title and you will be redi­rected to P&R’s web­site for that spe­cific book.

Clas­sics for Young Read­ers

The time­less children’s clas­sics have cap­tured hearts for gen­er­a­tions. For over a cen­tury, char­ac­ters from these sto­ries have served as mod­els of integrity and honor for all chil­dren. These edi­tions pre­serve every detail of the orig­i­nal sto­ries while fea­tur­ing an accel­er­ated pace, updated lan­guage, and full-page illus­tra­tions. Every book, with the excep­tion of Robin­son Cru­soe, has a com­pan­ion study guide available.

The Unfolding Mystery—25th Anniversary Edition

P&R released a new edi­tion of The Unfold­ing Mys­tery, now with study and appli­ca­tion ques­tions by Eowyn Jones Stod­dard, the author’s granddaughter.

Have you ever won­dered what Christ said to his dis­ci­ples on the Emmaus road—making their hearts burn? Fol­low Ed Clowney through the Old Tes­ta­ment as he shows how all the Scrip­tures point to Christ. As you explore Old Tes­ta­ment char­ac­ters and events, you’ll be inspired by the many spe­cific insights they give us into Jesus’ char­ac­ter and lordship.


Dr. Clowney’s admirable treat­ment should be greatly val­ued . . . Expect your heart to be stirred, as well as your head cleared.”

- J. I. Packer, Board of Gov­er­nors’ Pro­fes­sor of The­ol­ogy, Regent Col­lege, Van­cou­ver, British Columbia

Edmund Clowney has guided thou­sands of read­ers along the same path through the Old Tes­ta­ment on which Jesus led [two down­cast dis­ci­ples], replac­ing shat­tered dreams with con­fi­dent joy.”

- Den­nis E. John­son, Pro­fes­sor of Prac­ti­cal The­ol­ogy, West­min­ster Sem­i­nary California

This won­der­ful book is both a fit­ting legacy for [Clowney] and an inspir­ing intro­duc­tion to his work for a new gen­er­a­tion of Christians.”

- Iain M. Duguid, Pro­fes­sor of Bib­li­cal and Reli­gious Stud­ies, Grove City Col­lege, Grove City, Pennsylvania

PRICE $12.99 PAGES 224 ISBN 978–1-59638–892-5 BINDING paper

Edmund Clowney was an influ­en­tial pas­tor, the­olo­gian, and edu­ca­tor, both in church set­tings and sev­eral lead­ing sem­i­nar­ies. The author of acclaimed works such as The Unfold­ing Mys­tery, Dr. Clowney com­pleted How Jesus Trans­forms the Ten Com­mand­ments shortly before his death in 2005.

Now Available: Extravagant Grace by Barbara Duguid

Why do Christians—even mature Christians—still sin so often? Why doesn’t God set us free? We seem to notice more sin in our lives all the time, and we won­der if our progress is a con­stant dis­ap­point­ment to God. Where is the joy and peace we read about in the Bible?

Bar­bara Duguid turns to the writ­ings of John New­ton to teach us God’s pur­pose for our fail­ure and guilt—and to help us adjust our expec­ta­tions of our­selves. Her empa­thetic, hon­est approach lifts our focus from our own per­for­mance back to the God who is big­ger than our failures—and who uses them for his glory. Redis­cover how God’s extrav­a­gant grace makes the gospel once again feel like the good news it truly is!


If you desire to fol­low Jesus but still feel like such a sin­ner, this is the per­fect book for you.“ ~ Edward T. Welch, author of When Peo­ple Are Big and God Is Small, Addic­tions: A Ban­quet in the Grave, and Blame It on the Brain?

I can­not com­mend this book enough. We need more and more books like this that remind us that the focus of the Chris­t­ian faith is not the life of the Chris­t­ian, but Christ.“ ~ Tul­lian Tchivid­jian, Pas­tor of Coral Ridge Pres­by­ter­ian Church and author of Jesus + Noth­ing = Everything

Buy this book. Buy one for a friend and live in the free­dom that only the good news of the gospel can bring.“ ~ Elyse Fitz­patrick, author of Idols of the Heart

Barb tells the story of God’s unre­lent­ing com­pas­sion toward sin­ners like us with pro­found wis­dom.“ ~ Michael Hor­ton, J. Gre­sham Machen Pro­fes­sor of Sys­tem­atic The­ol­ogy and Apolo­get­ics, West­min­ster Sem­i­nary California

Sam­ple Chap­ter | Table of Contents

Read more about Extrav­a­gant Grace on P&R’s web­site by click­ing here.

Bar­bara Duguid is a coun­selor and min­istry assis­tant at Christ Pres­by­ter­ian Church (ARP) in Grove City, Penn­syl­va­nia, where she crafts the weekly liturgy. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of six chil­dren, and she holds an advanced cer­tifi­cate in bib­li­cal coun­sel­ing from the Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion in Glen­side, Pennsylvania.


Just In: Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd

This book is for women—for all women who want to explore beneath the super­fi­cial and get to know God, and them­selves, better.

While striv­ing to find mean­ing amid the mun­dane and ordi­nary, many women find them­selves swal­lowed up by culture’s expec­ta­tions, try­ing to escape the labels that trap and define them. But Aimee Byrd is deter­mined to reclaim terms like house­wife, which have divided many women, to unite them instead in their com­mon calling.

What is this call­ing, and how can women rise above what the world offers? By tak­ing back another term—the­olo­gian—and know­ing God inti­mately. Aimee will help you eval­u­ate your Chris­t­ian life and see your world from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive. Great for jour­nal­ing and for group discussion.

What are people saying about Aimee's book?

Aimee Byrd has cre­ated a resource that will ben­e­fit women tremen­dously. . . [and] will cer­tainly facil­i­tate some fan­tas­tic dis­cus­sions in your small groups.”

- Glo­ria Fur­man, author of Glimpses of Grace: Trea­sur­ing the Gospel in Your Home

With wis­dom, warmth, and wit, Aimee chal­lenges women to think bib­li­cally about all of life. She con­nects sound doc­trine to daily life in a way that inspires us to inten­tion­ally live out the gospel.”

- Susan Hunt, Author and Women’s Min­istry Con­sul­tant, Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion and Pub­li­ca­tions, Pres­by­ter­ian Church in America

Aimee Byrd turns the word house­wife on its head, bring­ing it back to life.”

- Tril­lia New­bell, author, writer, Edi­tor of Karis, the Women’s Chan­nel at The Coun­cil on Bib­li­cal Man­hood and Womanhood

Sam­ple Chap­terTable of Con­tents | Check out House­wife The­olo­gian on P&R’s site

Aimee Byrd is just an ordi­nary mom of three liv­ing in Mar­tins­burg, West Vir­ginia. Aside from that amaz­ing gig, Aimee has made a fool of her­self in mar­tial arts train­ing, sur­vived col­lege, dab­bled in ceram­ics, owned a cof­fee shop, braved lead­ing the youth group with her hus­band, become a Bible study teacher and blog­ger, and done a lit­tle speak­ing on the side. Since her children’s sched­ules have majorly cut into her social life, she has resorted to writing.

Inter­ested in Aimee’s blog?  Check it out here!