Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor is Don Carson's reflection on the life and ministry of his father, Tom. It traces the hard work, prayers, study and tears of a man working with a small evangelical church in French speaking Quebec. It actually inspired me to be enthusiastic about everyday ministry.
Ministry is generally a plod, whatever your ministry is. Being a pastor can be difficult and, if you judge it by human standards, much of our time can seem unrewarding. In his book The Call (a book I would recommend to all Christians) Os Guinness speaks of the Christian's need to to seek to preform for 'an audience of one.' Guinness also quotes Oswald Chambers thoughts on the plod. The plod that is so faithful demonstrated in the life of Tom Carson.