Yesterday I received the book, “Fallen Pastor” in the mail. I got my copy early because I did a pre-order on the book and knew about it from the inception. The reason? I’m privileged to know Ray Carroll personally. We met through the wonderful blogging community about 2 years ago, and have been great friends since then. He is a former Southern Baptist Pastor who had a fall from grace, and lived to tell about it – but more than that, He lived to write about it, help others, speak, minister and be a living breathing reminder of God’s amazing grace. His journey has taken him to hell and back again – and he is able to help others with what mistakes he made, and what mistakes others made in dealing with the prevalent problem of moral failure in the church today – especially among pastors.
Ray is happily married to Allison and provides hope, help, advice and counsel for those who are suffering with secrets, pride, or failure of any kind. Ray is down to earth, funny, practical and has found a ministry through the written word. This experience has broken his heart, humbled him and made him a human being again after years of being full of pride and arrogance. I deeply respect him, his great love for people, his beautiful wife and children.
If you would like to read this great book of hope and inspiration, you can order it from Amazon.com right here: Fallen Pastor
You can also follow him on his blog The Fallen Pastor as he journeys through life on the other side of failure – where grace and forgiveness are waiting.
I’m proud of you, Ray. You are an inspiration to others who are hurting. Thank you.