Pastoral Care of Older Adults
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...
Clergy, students of pastoral care, and lay visitation volunteers will find Nancy Gorsuch an effective guide in developing an intentional, proactive program...
Through the Wilderness of Alzheimer's: A Guide in Two Voices
Nearly four million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder affecting the memory that places great stress on the sufferer as...
The Caring Church: A Guide for Lay Pastoral Care
The principles outlined here help laypersons develop or refine the skills needed for a ministry of healing, sustaining, guiding, and reconciling. Specific...
Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know: Second Edition
According to the American Medical Association, one quarter of American women will be abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Loving support...
When Violence Is No Stranger: Pastoral Counseling with Survivors of Acquaintance Rape
"It is not my enemies who taunt me?I could bear that.... It is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend...." Ps. 55:12-13 The paucity of...
Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know
Domestic violence is an often glossed-over danger in families today, and Christian families are not immune. The warning signs can be hidden or disregarded....
Pastoral Care of Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families
This book, written by a pastoral theologian with years of experience in counseling gay and lesbian individuals and their families, assist both pastoral...
Brief Pastoral Counseling: Short-Term Approaches and Strategies
Most pastoral counselors, clergy, and psychotherapists assume that truly effective counseling requires months or even years. Research suggests otherwise....
Healing Bodies and Souls: A Practical Guide for Congregations
As healthcare leaders widely recognize, churches are second homes to their members and ideally situated—indeed called—to serve their communities...
The Parish Nurse: Providing a Minister of Health for Your Congregation
Here, Granger Westberg presents a creative, new way for congregations to provide a wholistic ministry to their members. His parish nurse program brings...
Pastoral Care of Alcohol Abusers
Over 120 million American teens and adults use alcohol at one time or another. While in most situations these individuals are able to use it responsibly and...
Pastoral Care and Counseling with Latino/as
The Latino population is a pastorally challenging polyculture. This diversity requires spiritual caregivers to approach every Hispanic individual with...
Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships: A Resource Guide for Parents and Pastors
Miles, a nationally recognized expert in the field of domestic violence and teen relationship violence, explores the complex issue of teen dating violence....
Short-Term Spiritual Guidance
This book represents a significant departure from most contemporary writing about spiritual direction. While most writers focus on long-term relationships of...
Healing Violent Men: A Model for Christian Communities
Domestic violence is a widespread, though largely invisable, problem, often exacerbated by the pastoral urge to "keep the family together" at all costs. Yet...
The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write about Their Faith
Dying to old roles and rising again... Sixteen men attempt to lay out what it means to be an adult male Christian. The authors move beyond old stereotypes of...
Counseling Women: A Narrative, Pastoral Approach
In this signal volume, Christie Neuger offers a new feminist paradigm for radical, effective, empowering counseling for women. She contends that pastors must...
Listening Ministry: Rethinking Pastoral Leadership
This book presents a unique blend of theological reflection on listening, new and tested research on listening as it relates to church leadership, and...
Sexual Shame: An Urgent Call to Healing
This is the book that will provide pastors and congregational leadership the tools to identify the assumptions, behaviors, and structures that promote, while...
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