Rev. John R. Schmidtke has published a book this summer: A Place Not Forgotten: Inspiration and Encouragement for Those Who Care about the City.
Here is the blurb from Amazon:
This inspiring collection of essays is told from the heart of a pastor with over 30 years in urban ministry. It is for anyone in ministry, no matter where God has placed you. The book is written with urban ministry workers in mind—and all those with a passion to partner in urban work. Each story is a powerful reminder of what can happen when Christ’s followers come together to love people in audacious ways and point them to the Savior! Readers will find strength from God’s promises throughout the book, as well as creative ideas, ministry approaches, and practical advice often learned the hard way over 30 years in the same community.
A Place Not Forgotten has eight five-start reviews, so that’s high praise. 🙂 The reviews make it sound like a good, helpful Christocentric read. Excellent!