One of the most dangerous traps for pastors is that of people-pleasing. The problem is that it is so easy to fall into. It is natural for us to be popular and to avoid conflict. Especially within the church, pastors do not want to be at odds with their congregations.
This is why Charles Stone, a pastor from London Ontario wrote People-Pleasing Pastors. Stone shares many stories from his own experiences and those of other pastors. Stone talks about the emotions pastors feel and what happens when they stand up. Stone does not just tell us what not to do, he leads us to a balance of being strong but not seeking conflict.
This is a very good book, one that every pastor should read.