I've just read the short American book The pastor as scholar and the scholar as pastor by John Piper and Don Carson picked up at the EMA. For the background see here. See here too. Given the subject matter I, not surprisingly, found it interesting.
Both are great communicators and use enough biographical and anecdotal material to keep interest up even where it may seem slightly irrelevant. Good structure helps too. It's the sort of book to get you thinking. One odd thing, in the afterword David Mathis says that both Piper and Carson refer to F F Bruce but only Piper is referenced in the index as doing so. Presumably one of the anonymous people in Carson's paper is Bruce. Which one?