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The Healing Word
Preaching and Teaching Health Ministry

Deborah L. Patterson

The Healing Word
Preaching and Teaching Health Ministry Divided into six parts, each with two inspiring sermons, four reflections, and a series of discussion questions, The Healing Word: Preaching and Teaching Health Ministry is an engaging and energizing resource for parish nurses, healthcare workers, and clergy. Deborah Patterson provides a practical and much needed resource if you are searching for a new way to approach the subject of healthcare from a viewpoint that integrates spirituality and well-being. Patterson’s years of healthcare and ministry experience give her unique views on healthcare and ministry. The Healing Word is perfect for small group study helping us all better understand the ministry of healing as found in the Word.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR of The Healing Word: Preaching and Teaching Health Ministry

Deborah L. Pattersonis the Executive Director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, which support the growth and development of parish nursing/faith community nurse programs and health ministries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Deborah is the author of a primer on parish nursing (The Essential Parish Nurse), one on Health Ministries (Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations), a book of prayers and meditations for parish nurses and health ministers, and a book of sermons and adult education resources for health ministries, covering topics such as "access to care, call to health ministry, healthy lifestyles, healthy families, healing our infirmities, and the health of creation." Formerly the Executive Director of the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, Deborah has also personally experienced just how essential a parish nurse can be, and how healing words can make all the difference in the world.


Paperback: 134 pages
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 978-0-8298-1849-9
Product Dimensions: 5.5 by 8.5 inches

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