Learn to tell the Gospel story using American Sign Language.
Offering Bible readings and prayers for each day, this devotional is perfect for individuals, congregations, households, or small groups.
Lynne Baab discusses seven trends in pastoral care with stories about Christian caregivers meeting those challenges in creative ways. Baab also presents four practical skills pastoral carers need: to understand common stressors, to listen, to pray with others, and to nurture their personal resilience. In each chapter, she offers discussion question as well as tips for readers who are training other pastoral carers.
Nurturing Hopebrings readers hope for their caring role and their own spiritual journey.
You're probably missing some of the most interesting books of the Bible.
The five books known as "The Five Scrolls" perform a central liturgical function in Judaism. The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentation, Ecclesiastes, and Esther, together with the five books of the Torah, orient Jewish life and provide the language of the faith.
In the Christian tradition, by contrast, these books have largely been forgotten. But they deserve much more attention, since they address issues like sexuality, grief, existential despair, ethnic identity, and power. Williamson guides readers into these overlooked books of the Bible, showing their surprising relevance to contemporary life.
Whether a diagnosis of dementia--for you or for someone you are accompanying--arrives suddenly or gradually, this illness reorganizes a family's entire life. Drawing on her own experience, as well as interviews with eight family and professional caregivers, Janet L. Ramsey helps caregivers and those with impaired memories learn as they listen to each other. She also shows them how the Holy Spirit can awaken their imagination and understanding while they discover how to live with dementia.
Sally Wilke has lived with and through the serious chronic illness of someone she cared deeply about. And she has provided pastoral care to individuals and families in similar situations. Waiting for Good News captures her hard-won, helpful, and hope-filled wisdom. Wilke also offers tools, tips, ideas, and resources for obtaining or providing additional support.
From their years of counseling individuals, couples, and families, George Faller and Heather Wright show how to repair conflict and discover God's movement in our life and relationships.
Using the NAME IT (Notice, Acknowledge, Merge, Embrace, Integrate, and Thank) model, first we connect with our own hearts and stories, then understand the other person's position, and finally merge those two truths (or versions of what is happening), giving birth to a new connection.
There is no monotony in the prayer salutations of Luther. Some are lengthy. He is as one in continual conversation with God. To him the name of God is the presence of God.
They Don't Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom, and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges
Hollie M. Holt-Woehl offers insights for the journey with a developmentally challenged child. As the mother of a son with an autism diagnosis, she also offers ways to keep hope.
The book focuses on the challenges of parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
Readers who seek to understand what it is like to live with a developmentally challenged child will appreciate Holt-Woehl's down-to-earth and compassionate approach.
Eric Gritsch ties Luther's wit and humor to his sharp polemical exploitation of the absurd or incongruous in service to his Reform. At a deeper level Luther's...
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