Nurturing Hope: Christian Pastoral Care in the Twenty-First Century
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 Hope brings readers hope for their caring role and their own spiritual journey.
A Grief Received: What to Do When Loss Leaves You Empty Handed
In A Grief Received, JL Gerhardt offers a personal, authentic, and practical approach to weathering grief with hope. She draws on the loss of her younger brother when she was twenty-one and other experiences of grief. Through nine practices grieving people can adopt to position themselves to receive the gifts of grief, Gerhardt sheds light on a path to transformation. Readers will feel comforted, directed, and inspired to seek God's shaping in their grief.
Dignity and Grace: Wisdom for Caregivers and Those Living with Dementia
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.
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.
When Trauma Wounds: Pathways to Healing and Hope
In When Trauma Wounds, psychologist Karen A. McClintock combines psychological approaches with faith resources to improve trauma recovery. Whether you have experienced trauma or are a caregiving pastor, church member, or friend to a survivor, this book will familiarize you with trauma symptoms and healing strategies.
McClintock shows readers how to create a sanctuary to shelter a wounded soul. She helps trauma survivors find acceptance, hope, and healing.
Jobs Lost, Faith Found: A Spiritual Resource for the Unemployed
Jobs Lost, Faith Found is for those who feel alone due to job loss. It is also for those who offer respect, companionship, guidance, and resources to the unemployed. Mary C. Lindberg draws on her family's experience of unemployment and the wisdom of many others to help readers discover a sense of worth and purpose on their way to a new job. Prayers, insights, stories, and reflections take readers from uncertainty to hope.
True Connection: Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships
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.
Waiting for Good News: Living with Chronic and Serious Illness
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.
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