When a loved one dies, somebody inevitably says the death was God's will. The same claim is made when a person is cured of cancer. In a war, both sides often...
Watch Rosemary Radford Ruether discuss her new book, Many Forms of Madness. In telling the story of...
Many Voices is a must-read textbook for pastoral psychotherapists and pastoral counselors in clinical training as well as a guide for those in professional...
Those who are afflicted as well as those who are adversely affected by mental illness often live lives of "quiet desperation" without recourse to appropriate assistance...
A taut analysis of black liberation theology, connecting scholarship to practical congregational ministry. The chapters of this book focus on liberation and...
Small towns and rural areas have particular challenges, and in seeking to live out the Christian life in the midst of those, local churches have unique and useful insights into what it means to care for one another.
Sexual health is an essential part of maintaining professional relationships in ministry.
The Contemplative Counselor extends the discourse on pastoral counseling beyond theories and techniques to include a focal description of a life lived in active...
In The Ethics of Death, the authors undertake an examination of the deaths that we experience as members of a larger moral community. Unafraid of difficult topics, they fully engage suicide, physician assisted suicide, euthanasia, capital punishment, abortion, and war as areas of life where death poses moral challenges.
Drawing on both theological approaches and real life experiences, Coyle creates a contextual pastoral theology that helps caregivers find the power of God in people's stories.
While there are many similarities among women's experiences, there are undeniable and important differences as well. Assembling a leading group of theologians,...
An effective resource for pastors and counselors to use in premarital counseling. This practical workbook helps engaged couples explore their expectations,...
Clergy, students of pastoral care, and lay visitation volunteers will find Nancy Gorsuch an effective guide in developing an intentional, proactive program...
David K. Switzer presents a clear, illustrative and practical manual for pastoral caregivers that covers the entire range of pastoral care emergencies...
Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic "dos and dont's" of...
Deeply rooted in the traditions of the church, Charles Taylor brings both the resources of faith and the skills of contemporary psychology to bear in the...
By the year 2000 more than half of mainline Protestants will be over the age of sixty. Older adults have special needs to which many pastors are not...
In this highly accessible book, Fred Lehr clarifies the nature and practice of clergy codependence. In short, insightful, and highly readable chapters, filled...
Many clergy are in startlingly bad health. Not only do they regularly report depression, stress, and serious family and financial problems, they also exhibit...
This book represents a significant departure from most contemporary writing about spiritual direction. While most writers focus on long-term relationships of...
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