Tim Witmer’s new book, The Shepherd Leader: Achieving Effective Shepherding in Your Church (P&R), recently set a sales record at WTS Books. They sold out of the first print (6,000 copies) in less than 48 hours.

The second printing is now in stock, and WTS Books is graciously offering an addition discount for Between Two Worlds readers who might want to order a 5-pack of the book (as this is a good one for elders to read together). Just use the coupon code B2WSHEPHERD when you check out. You’ll get an additional 10% of the 5-pack, so the total will be 48.57 (or 46% off the retail price). WTS Books charges just $1 for shipping. The offer expires Tuesday night, March 16th, at 11:59 PM EST.

(You can also order individual copies for their normal 35% off.)

You can read the foreword, the introduction, and the first chapter all online for free.

Here are the three parts of the book:

Part 1: Biblical and Historical Foundations

Part 2: So What’s a Shepherd to Do? A Comprehensive Matrix for Ministry

Part 3: Putting It All Together

In the foreword Sinclair Ferguson writes:

This also a wonderfully practical as well as instructive book. It underlines principles that ministers and leaders can employ in the specifics of their own church context, and it provides workable suggestions about how to put them into practice. . . . These pages have the potential to transform the way undershepherds together lead their flocks.

Derek Thomas recently interviewed Dr. Witmer about the book, which you can listen to here.