This little booklet of 35 pages consists of the ordination sermon preached by John Shaw at the ordination of Moses Taft, along with Taft's confession of faith, the charge given by Samuel Niles, and the right hand of fellowship given by James Bayley. It would greatly benefit every man who is ordained in an evangelical church if he were given a copy of this booklet at the time he was ordained.
Shaw takes as the theme of his message Jeremiah 3:15 - I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. He expands on the theme of what it means to be a pastor after God's own heart. Many 21st century pastors would do well to go back and study this scripture, then realign their pastoral theology after God's heart. This booklet is highly recommended. - P. Nelson