Let Us Prey: The Plague of Narcissist Pastors and What We Can Do About It, a new book I co-authored with Dr. Glenn Ball of Manitoba, Canada, is in the final stages before publication. Its foundations are a study Glenn did of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the ordained clergy of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and our personal experiences in working with pastors who have this dangerous personality disorder. One of the foremost researchers in the field, Dr. Steven Sandage, Albert and Jesse Danielsen Professor of Psychology of Religion and Theology at Boston University, has written the Foreword.
We know this book will be controversial as it exposes the hidden realities of ministry: the rate of serious mental illness in pastors is much higher than expected, and how churches have failed to recognize the problem, let alone take effective countermeasures.
You can download the study this book is based upon immediately below.