God Reflected: Metaphors for Life
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...
Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much of what harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies at work in our lives. This...
Many Forms of Madness: A Family's Struggle with Mental Illness and the Mental Health System
Watch Rosemary Radford Ruether discuss her new book, Many Forms of Madness. In telling the story of...
Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy in Relational and Theological Perspective
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...
Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families
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...
Pastoral Theology: A Black-Church Perspective
A taut analysis of black liberation theology, connecting scholarship to practical congregational ministry. The chapters of this book focus on liberation and...
Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities
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.
Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach
Sexual health is an essential part of maintaining professional relationships in ministry.
The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being
The Contemplative Counselor extends the discourse on pastoral counseling beyond theories and techniques to include a focal description of a life lived in active...
The Ethics of Death: Religious and Philosophical Perspectives in Dialogue
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.
Uncovering Spiritual Narratives: Using Story in Pastoral Care and Ministry
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.
Women Out of Order: Risking Change and Creating Care in a Multicultural World
While there are many similarities among women's experiences, there are undeniable and important differences as well. Assembling a leading group of theologians,...
Preparing for Marriage: A Guide for Christian Couples
An effective resource for pastors and counselors to use in premarital counseling. This practical workbook helps engaged couples explore their expectations,...
The Right Road: Life Choices for Clergy
Many clergy are in startlingly bad health. Not only do they regularly report depression, stress, and serious family and financial problems, they also exhibit...
Clergy Burnout: Recovering from the 70-Hour Week...and Other Self-Defeating Practices
In this highly accessible book, Fred Lehr clarifies the nature and practice of clergy codependence. In short, insightful, and highly readable chapters, filled...
Clothed in Nothingness: Consolation for Suffering
Where is God when one suffers? How may one be consoled? How do people understand their religious beliefs in relation to suffering? When they encounter genuine...
Living Stories: Pastoral Counseling in Congregational Context
Pastoral counseling, Donald Capps believes, should not be just another servicelike chartered toursthat churches provide for their members. Rather,...
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...
The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill
Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic "dos and dont's" of...
Pastoral Care Emergencies
David K. Switzer presents a clear, illustrative and practical manual for pastoral caregivers that covers the entire range of pastoral care emergencies...
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