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Conversation as Ministry: Stories and Strategies for Confident Caregiving (15783)
Douglas Purnell draws upon his experience as a pastor, counselor, and therapist to give both lay and ordained Christians the resources they need to engage in caregiving conversation; intentionally, deeply, and confidently. In Conversation as Ministry: Stories and Strategies for Confident Care-giving, Purnell shares his reflections on the nature of pastoral conversation and he presents questions for specific conversations to help people focus on their intentions while engaging in pastoral conversation.
Funerals With Today's Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (17867)
Building on the success of Weddings with Today's Families In Mind: A Handbook for Pastors, Doreen McFarlane's new book for pastors focuses on the subject of funerals: how to conduct a meaningful funeral or memorial service and how to be a truly sensitive caregiver to today's often complex families in their time of bereavement.
Growing Older, Thinking Younger Ministry to Boomers (19335)
How might the church change as baby boomers age? Keith Haemmelmann, in Growing Older, Thinking Younger Ministry to Boomers, explores this generation that redefines what it means to age gracefully. Discover what successful ministry with aging boomers of your congregation looks like. You will learn how your church can reach out to this large segment of society and adapt to their needs as they move into retirement.
Holding On...While Letting Go: Reflections in Times of Grave Illness (Looking Up series, Revised) (16453)
Holding on While Letting Go - The Pilgrim Press is pleased to re-introduce the revised Looking Up series. No one enjoys being in the hospital. It is a scary place filled with strange smells, sounds, and people. You count the days, feel the pain, try to understand, are courageous going through tests and treatments and exams . . . and wait to go home. Joan Hemenway helps you find ways to take this all to God and find the strength to go one in Holding On . . . While Letting Go.
Indispensable Guide to End-of-Life Care, The (18482)
The Indispensable Guide to End-of-Life Care: focuses on the dimensions of end-of-life pastoral care for those about to enter the ministry.
Inner Healing for Broken Vessels: A Domestic Violence Survival Guide (1714X)
Inner Healing for Broken Vessels, originally published in 1992, follows the author's healing process as she made the decision to move forward with her life after being a victim of childhood incest.
She outlines the seven steps she has identified as necessary for this type of healing: recognition, admission, sharing, confession, reconciliation, choose to be different, and choosing daily. She parallels them to profiles of both biblical and modern-day women who have struggled with similar issues.