Psychology/pastoral

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

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$15.00
#1 New York Times bestseller

Now a Major Motion Picture
Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan

"A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts." -- Anne Lamott

"'When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.' That's ultimately what Beautiful Boy is about: truth and healing." -- Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls--is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.

"Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir." -- Washington Post
ISBN/SKU: 
9780547203881
Publication Date: 
2009-01-01
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Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness

Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness
$12.95

In 1995 Mary Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis. When she was able to return home, she still faced a long recovery. She had to stay in bed most of the time, and eating was difficult some days. The busy life she had always known was gone, and she had to begin again. Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, Mary Earle found that living with illness can require major adjustments in life.

Using St. Benedict's ancient Rule--his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities--Beginning Again teaches readers how to discern a rule of life that helps them with changes in resting and activity levels, with food restrictions, and requirements for medicine or medical treatment. The ancient Benedictine concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone living with illness, even those who are dying.
Beginning Again is a practical resource, written for those who know little about St. Benedict and his Rule of Life, with exercises to help readers discover how to live with God at the center of their lives and illnesses. It is useful for those living with illness, and for clergy, counselors, and spiritual directors who care for them.

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9780819219657
Publication Date: 
2004-10-01
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Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics

Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics
$8.95
In the second volume of the Challenges in Ethics series, Kenneth L. Vaux examines the characteristics of the human quest for life and health. He than traces three roots of technological consciousness: the Hebrew understanding of time enables an understanding of progress and technologicall acceleration; the Greek view of nature shows the parameters of technological possibility; and the Christian grasp of the future offers symbols of desired utopia. With such tools in hand, the reader is invited into conversation.

Designed for adult, Being Well offers several case studies for discussion, primarity borderline cases that are likely to result in informed debate. Guidelines for group use are included. Hour-long sessions for 6-8 weeks.

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9780687109432
Publication Date: 
1997-05-01
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Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving

Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving
$19.95
Get a unique insight into health, bereavement, and healing!

Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving is a practical guide to the assessment and treatment of complicated grief responses, using a pastoral approach that combines clinical and spiritual care. The book addresses current theory, observations, and experience, and examines changing approaches and developing standards of practice. The author, an ordained minister with an extensive background in pastoral counseling, integrates spirituality into the grieving process by focusing on the partnership between spirituality and healing, the resources of spiritual practices, and the functions of counseling and spiritual/pastoral psychotherapy.

By providing usable treatment strategies, sharing standard interventions, and promoting technical skill for caregivers, Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving places sustained emphasis on giving voice to grief and recovery. The author draws from more than 20 years' experience in ministry, teaching, supervision, consultation, and therapy to present stories, vignettes, and poetry that give depth and life to the grieving process. These vignettes provide a unique insight into health, bereavement, and healing and create a living context for maintaining a person-centered focus that promotes meaning and leads to positive outcomes. The book provides templates as assessment and treatment planning aids and includes an extensive bibliography of up-to-date journal articles that reflect the latest research in the field.

Topics addressed in Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving include:

  • universal grief processes and responses
  • dysfunctional grieving
  • therapies and treatment priorities
  • reorganization and recovery
  • how perceptions, thoughts, and belief influence care
  • and much more! Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving is a practical resource for clergy, pastoral care specialists, and anyone needing to help others bear with the pain of grief, process loss, gain new insight and meaning, and experience a renewed sense of healing and connection.
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    9780789017833
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-26
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    Bereavement: Studies Of Grief in Adult Life

    Bereavement: Studies Of Grief in Adult Life
    $21.95
    How many of us feel at a loss when faced with a bereaved friend or relative? For those doctors, clergy, lawyers, nurses and others whose work brings them into the lives of the bereaved, a confident and knowledgeable approach to the problem of bereavement is all-important. This volume helps us to understand the roots of grief, the secondary harm that bereavement can cause and the steps that need to be taken to ensure those who suffer it will emerge, not unaffected, but relatively undamaged. Long recognized as arguably the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition of Bereavement brings a classic text right up to date. In the ten years since publication of the second edition, there has been a considerable increase in scientific understanding of bereavement and its effects. In the third edition Colin Murray Parkes re-examines his findings in the light of the latest ideas on the subject and draws on his own research to develop some new theories. The main content of this book is immediately accessible to those who lack a specialist knowledge of psychology, although scientific and technical data are included in the appendix for the professional reader. Because of this, the book can easily be recommended to bereaved people who want to understand the powerful and often frightening emotions and symptoms which they experience.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781583911273
    Publication Date: 
    1998-01-01
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    Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited

    Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited
    $14.00
    Drawing on thirty years of practicing psychotherapy, Dorothy Martyn here gives readers a unique look into a play-therapy room where three children individually present their own journeys over some months. These children, in that setting, provide us with a special lens through which we can better understand what transpires in their minds -- and in ours.

    Through the children's creative, poetic utterances -- enhanced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and other literary giants -- Beyond Deserving persuasively argues against the justice idea of reward according to what is deserved and for the superior potency of a beyond-deserving model in cultivating love and creative work in children. Written primarily for parents and other mentors -- teachers, youth leaders, counselors, and so on -- Beyond Deserving draws the subject of child rearing back to its roots in the biblical declaration of unconditional love, love that moves first, without a prior deserving.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802844224
    Publication Date: 
    2007-05-01
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    Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child (Revised Edition)

    Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child (Revised Edition)
    $16.00

    Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings.

    The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond:

    *Harmonious relationships can become strained
    *There is a new definition of what one considers "normal"
    *The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating
    *Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently
    *Surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well
    *There simply is no answer to the question "why?"

    This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of Beyond Tears offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780312545192
    Publication Date: 
    2009-03-03
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    Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens--From Middle School to High School and Beyond

    Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens--From Middle School to High School and Beyond
    $14.95
    A leading sexuality educator and author of From Diapers to Dating now helps parents deal with questions raised by adolescents from middle school to college. Organized in sections by age, the book delivers Haffner's values-oriented approach to raising sexually healthy teenagers in her highly praised, direct and informative style.
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    9781557045171
    Publication Date: 
    2007-03-15
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    Beyond the Good Death: The Anthropology of Modern Dying

    Beyond the Good Death: The Anthropology of Modern Dying
    $25.00

    In November 1998, millions of television viewers watched as Thomas Youk died. Suffering from the late stages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Youk had called upon infamous Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian to help end his life on his own terms. After delivering the videotape to 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was arrested and convicted of manslaughter, despite the fact that Youk's family firmly believed that the ending of his life qualified as a good death.

    Death is political, as the controversies surrounding Jack Kevorkian and, more recently, Terri Schiavo have shown. While death is a natural event, modern end-of-life experiences are shaped by new medical, demographic, and cultural trends. People who are dying are kept alive, sometimes against their will or the will of their family, with powerful medications, machines, and "heroic measures." Current research on end-of-life issues is substantial, involving many fields. Beyond the Good Death takes an anthropological approach, examining the changes in our concept of death over the last several decades. As author James W. Green determines, the attitudes of today's baby boomers differ greatly from those of their parents and grandparents, who spoke politely and in hushed voices of those who had "passed away." Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in the 1960s, gave the public a new language for speaking openly about death with her "five steps of dying." If we talked more about death, she emphasized, it would become less fearful for everyone.

    The term "good death" reentered the public consciousness as narratives of AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases were featured on talk shows and in popular books such as the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie. Green looks at a number of contemporary secular American death practices that are still informed by an ancient religious ethos. Most important, Beyond the Good Death provides an interpretation of the ways in which Americans react when death is at hand for themselves or for those they care about.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780812221985
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-29
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    Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility

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    $20.00
    When infertility painfully interrupted Elizabeth Hagan's plan to start a family, the path of grace offered her another way. Instead of giving birth to a child, she birthed herself instead. Along the way, she learned you can't control how fast your dreams come true, if they come true at all, but you can find grace for embracing your life in the present tense, grief and all. Through her new book Birthed, Elizabeth Hagan offers her story as a companion and guide for living through your own pain and loss. For the one in eight couples who face infertility, you will know you are not alone and a long season of grief does not have to destroy your marriage or your friendships with childbearing friends. For those friends and family members of infertile couples, there are no "one size fits all" answers to a fertility journey-medically, emotionally, or spiritually-and the worst thing you can say is nothing at all. Adoption is never the complete solution to infertility, and through it all, pain can never be fixed, only lived through. So allow grace to help you begin to live today in the present moment.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780827203112
    Publication Date: 
    2016-12-06
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    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church

    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church
    $16.00
    When do you learn that "normal" doesn't include lots of yelling, lots of sleeping, lots of beating? In Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church, Sarah Griffith Lund looks back at her father's battle with bipolar disorder, and the helpless sense of déjà vu as her brother and cousin endure mental illness, as well. With a small group study guide and "Ten Steps for Developing a Mental Health Ministry in Your Congregation," Blessed Are the Crazy is more than memoir-it's a resource for churches and other faith-based groups to provide healing and comfort. Part of The Young Clergy Women Project.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780827202993
    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-01
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    Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed: A Mother's Story of Loss and Hope

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    After the death of her six-week-old son, Liam, Katie Willis Morton embarked on a courageous search for solace and understanding. The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed invites readers to share in her voyage as she travels the world and the landscapes of her own experience. Interweaving what she witnesses--simple rituals like children's baths and picnics, and birth and death rites--with her own recovery and growth, she discovers that the pain she has experienced is both unavoidable and necessary, a pivotal part of the process of healing that can lead to ""a victorious kind of joy, of acceptance.""In discovering herself, Morton speaks to readers suffering similar tragedies, and indeed to all of us, in an intimate and inspiring story about enduring world-shattering pain and coming out whole.

    The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed helps us confront the universal truths of love and loss that we all will eventually and inevitably encounter. This book will be a comfort to anyone who has faced a tragic loss, but not only that, it takes us all on a rich journey, through joy, suffering, and ultimately to hope, in a way that is quietly beautiful and, above all, utterly life-affirming.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780861715657
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-01
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    Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth

    Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth
    $17.00

    Despite our best efforts to create welcoming and affirming congregations, the reality is that church can still be a harmful place to LGBTQIA youth.

    Inside A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, author Cody J. Sanders challenges pastors and church leaders to reflect on the various trials that adolescence brings for LGBTQIA youth. Designed for congregations that currently have a theologically and biblically affirming stance toward the LGBTQIA community, this unique resource provides insight and practical advice for tough questions like:

  • How does an affirming stance toward LGBTQIA people affect the day-to-day experience of teenagers in a church setting?
  • In what ways can a church's youth ministry have a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQIA youth who want to fully live out their Christian faith and their gender identity?
  • How can a pastor, youth minister, or youth ministry volunteer embrace, nurture, and provide skillful care for LGBTQIA youth in a congregation or community?

  • A glossary of terms to use when talking about LGBTQIA issues and a list of national and location resources that can be used to support LGBTQIA youth are included.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664262501
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-04
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    Brief History of Death

    Brief History of Death
    $20.95
    The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies - internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field - tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.
  • Offers a fascinating examination of this subject which is of enduring interest in every culture in the world
  • Considers the profound influence death has had on subjects ranging from philosophy to anthropology, through to art, literature, and music - inspiring some of our most enduring artistic highpoints
  • Broaches some of the most significant aspects of death, such as the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies
  • Weaves these numerous approaches to death into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying
  • Contains several illustrations, and is written in an accessible and lively style.
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    9781405101837
    Publication Date: 
    2005-01-14
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    Building King's Beloved Community: Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling With the Oppressed

    Building King's Beloved Community: Foundations for Pastoral Care and Counseling With the Oppressed
    $13.00
    Using Martin Luther King Jr.'s understanding of the nature of oppression, Chinula constructs a plan for providing pastoral care and counseling to forgotten and oppressed individuals, and to communities that suffer widespread oppression. Pastoral care thus becomes not only a means of helping individuals in pain, but a means of fulfilling King's dream.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829812022
    Publication Date: 
    2008-02-05
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    Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life's Seasons

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    $20.00
    A uniquely comprehensive discussion of vocation from infancy to old age

    Do infants have a vocation? Do Alzheimer's patients? In popular culture, vocation is often reduced to adult work or church ministry. Rarely do we consider childhood or old age as crucial times for commencing or culminating a life of faith in response to God's calling.

    This book addresses that gap by showing how vocation emerges and evolves over the course of an entire lifetime. The authors cover six of life's distinct seasons, weaving together personal narrative, developmental theory, case studies, and spiritual practices. Calling All Years Good grounds the discussion of vocation in concrete realities and builds a cohesive framework for understanding calling throughout all of life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802874245
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-05
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    CARE OF MEN

    CARE OF MEN
    $22.00
    Men in our culture are experiencing various crises to which pastors and pastoral caregivers are called to respond. These crises include changing role definitions and gender expectations, as well as diminishing economic opportunities. In light of these crises, men need new foundations for self-esteem and identity and new support for changing. With their different experiences and specialties, the contributors to The Care of Men examine some crises and provide helpful ideas for caregivers in diverse situations with diverse populations of men.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687014514
    Publication Date: 
    1997-03-01
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    Care of the Psyche: A History of Psychological Healing

    Care of the Psyche: A History of Psychological Healing
    $80.00
    In this book, a distinguished historian of medicine surveys the basic elements that have constituted psychological healing over the centuries. Dr. Stanley W. Jackson shows that healing practices, whether they come from the worlds of medicine, religion, or philosophy, share certain elements that transcend space and time.

    Drawing on medical writings from classical Greece and Rome to the present, as well as on philosophical and religious writings, Dr. Jackson shows that the basic ingredients of psychological healing--which have survived changes of name, the fall of their theoretical contexts, and the waning of social support in different historical eras--are essential factors in our modern psychotherapies and in healing contexts in general.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780300076714
    Publication Date: 
    1999-05-11
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    CAREGIVER'S TALE: LOSS & RENEWAL IN MEMOIRS OF FAMILY LIFE

    CAREGIVER'S TALE: LOSS & RENEWAL IN MEMOIRS OF FAMILY LIFE
    $22.50
    Ann Burack-Weiss explores a rich variety of published memoirs by authors who cared for ill or disabled family members. Contrary to the common belief that caregiving is nothing more than a stressful situation to be endured, memoirs describe a life transforming experience-self-discovery, a reordering of one's priorities, and a changed view of the world. The Caregiver's Tale offers insight and comfort to individuals caring for a loved one and is a valuable resource for all health care professionals.

    Identifying common themes, Burack-Weiss describes how the illness career and social meaning of cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and chemical dependence affect the caregiving experience. She applies the same method to an examination of family roles: parents caring for ailing children, couples and siblings caring for one another, and adult children caring for aging parents.

    Jamaica Kincaid, Sue Miller, Paul Monette, Kenzaburo Oë, and Philip Roth are among the many authors who share their caregiving stories. Burack-Weiss provides an annotated bibliography of the more than one hundred memoirs and an accompanying chart to help readers locate those of greatest interest to them.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780231121590
    Publication Date: 
    2006-03-14
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    CARING & COPING WHEN YOUR LOVE

    CARING & COPING WHEN YOUR LOVE
    $10.00
    When someone you care about develops a serious illness, your own world is often turned upside down as well. In his gentle, straightforward style, Earl Grollman shows how you can best support the person who is ill-and handle your own emotions, too. A completely updated resource section lists organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780807027134
    Publication Date: 
    1995-06-30
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    Caring Cultures: How Congregations Respond to the Sick

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    $30.00

    Skilled pastoral caregiving, Susan Dunlap argues, requires an understanding of the culture of the local congregation where it is practiced. An engaging example par excellence, Caring Cultures looks closely at three very different congregations' responses to the body in times of illness: an African American congregation in the Apostolic Holiness tradition; a Euro-American mainstream Protestant church; and the Latino members in a Roman Catholic parish.

    With vivid examples drawn from the author's interviews and observations, this beautifully written book shows how each congregation has developed divergent ways of thinking about the body, habits of responding to it, and understandings of God's response to the body's pain or peril. The author offers unusually rich descriptions of care-giving as it is displayed in these three congregations, integrating both well-explained theory and moving personal stories.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781932792874
    Publication Date: 
    2009-08-01
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    Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness

    Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness
    $30.00
    Culbertson has built his text around the ideal of Christian wholeness and maturity-a healthy interconnectedness of self-within-community. The heart of the book lies in its presentation of the three schools of counseling theory that Culbertson finds most helpful: family systems theory, narrative counseling theory, and object relations theory. Each of these is explained in detail, and then applied to the most common and challenging of counseling situations: pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, divorce counseling, counseling gay men and women, and grief counseling. Culbertson brings new sensitivities to the counseling scene-a more nuanced grasp of gender, a new sense of families, issues of sexual orientation, a strong sense of the relationship of emotions to spirituality, an empathetic attitude, a pragmatic but professional mix of ancillary theories, and a sense of the relevance of the counselor's own self-understanding.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780800631871
    Publication Date: 
    2000-01-01
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    Caring Ministry: A Conteplative Approach

    Caring Ministry: A Conteplative Approach
    $26.00
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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780826429346
    Publication Date: 
    2007-07-01
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    Caring Through the Funeral: A Pastor's Guide

    Caring Through the Funeral: A Pastor's Guide
    $20.00
    While many resources on funerals are available to pastors, Gene Fowler offers a perspective of pastoral ministry, a guidebook for ministering and caring throughout the funeral -- from pre-funeral, to the funeral, to post-funeral. He explores what pastors go through at each stage of the funeral process, from when the pastor first learns of the death, to the weeks following the funeral.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780827204935
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-01
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    CHILDHOOD & SOCIETY

    CHILDHOOD & SOCIETY
    $9.95
    Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology, Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as "a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393310689
    Publication Date: 
    1993-09-17
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