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As a pastor’s wife, I’ve sat through many a search committee meeting as my husband “interviewed” as a candidate for pastor. I understand all too well the concerns, nerves and anticipation of the outcome of the “interview.” However, I’ve never really given any thought to what the search committee members must go through on their side – until now.
While “The Search Committee” is a fictional account of what a search committee goes through – it has given me some insight into the process. “The Search Committee” is a book that I could not put down, anxiously anticipating what happens next.
It’s the story of a small town Southern church that throws seven wildly different people together in the church van to search for their next pastor. The seven characters seem to be as different as day and night – but in the end, they find they have more in common than they realized as they travel the roads together in search of the “perfect” pastor. They also find that the perfect pastor is sometimes closer than you think.
I’m not sure if I laughed more or cried more when reading this book, but I do know my perception of search committees has forever been changed. I highly recommend that everyone read this book, but especially if you are serving or may serve on a search committee.