The Parish Survival Guide, by Martin Dudley and Virginia Rounding, is a book about parish ministry and how to survive it. "Survival" means to make it through the storm; make it to the end of the race; not give in to pressure; outlast one's opponents. It is addressed to the parish clergy and is intended to be a practical handbook. The first purpose of the book is to help you prevent things going wrong, its second to help you deal with things that do go wrong, and its third to serve as an emergency manual, telling you what to do when things have gone really and seriously wrong. We hope you will not need it for the third aspect - but forewarned is forearmed....