Monday, December 3, 2012

Review: Monday's With My Old Pastor by Jose Luis Navajo

SUMMARY (Amazon)

A totally burned-out young preacher reignites his faith and gathers wisdom for life while spending successive Mondays with an eighty-three-year-old pastor.

"Deep inside in some uncertain part of my soul persisted this strange exhaustion that was difficult to explain and hard to endure," writes pastor and author José Luis Navajo. Thinking of quitting the ministry, Navajo doesn't know where to turn until he begins meeting with a seasoned man of the cloth—his "old pastor"—who, through successive Monday visits, offers a legacy of wisdom in the form of 15 unique principles.

In lyrical prose, Navajo shares the personal anecdotes, fables, and deep spiritual insights offered by the old pastor and his wife. By turns funny, heartbreaking, and thought provoking, Mondays with My Old Pastor is a comfort to anyone who struggles in his or her walk with God. As readers follow Navajo's journey from desperation to rejuvenation, they will find themselves similarly transformed and inspired. This moving, beautifully written account is sure to reignite every soul's longing for renewal.

The title, right off the bat, reminded me of “Tuesday’s with Morrie” which I LOVE. I find that the older generation does not get enough credit for all the insightful wisdom they have stored. I really love these types of nonfiction book.

This book is a wonderful and refreshing look that pastors, just like us regular folk, can get tired and down spiritually and need a lift me up from time to time. I think Navajo brilliantly shows us that pastors are human too and struggle like all Christians in their walks of faith.

This will definitely give you the warm fuzzies all over and you will have changed a little on the inside from reading this and you will close the book full of more wisdom than when you started it.



Loved it! Go read it right now!

You can find Jose Luis Navajo here: FACEBOOK, WEBSITE

You can buy Monday’s with My Old Pastor here: AMAZON *I was given this book free from in exchange for a fair and honest review.*


  1. The title made me think of Tuesdays with Morrie but I haven't read that book in years. I definitely want to add this to TBR books, thanks so much for the review, sounds touching.

    I just started following your blog and hope you can stop by my page and follow back as well.

  2. I will def follow back!!! Thank you so much for following :)

    This book was really awesome :) Please go read it!!!