Psychology/pastoral

Gentle Shepherding: Pastoral Ethics and Leadership

Gentle Shepherding: Pastoral Ethics and Leadership
$26.99
Named "One of the Top Ten Books for Parish Clergy" for the year 2006 by the Academy of Parish Clergy! Gentle Shepherding offers a rare balance in an introduction to pastoral ethics, one that identifies deeply with the pastoral vocation and brings it into conversation with a developed body of ethical theory. The goal of the book is to equip seminarians and pastors with conceptual resources for clarifying moral responsibility in the practice of ministry. This responsibility includes three levels: the minister as a moral agent in offering care; the minister as a moral enabler in encouraging virtue in others; and the minister as a moral leader in facilitating congregational life and witness in society. Helping ministers and seminarians to think anew about their responsibilities and the moral quandaries in pastoral practice, Gentle Shepherding integrates theory with practice, providing case material for further reflection and discussion and at least one case study or exercise associated with each chapter.
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9780827212503
Publication Date: 
2006-11-01
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Getting To Amen: 8 Strategies For Managing Conflict In The African American Church

Getting To Amen: 8 Strategies For Managing Conflict In The African American Church
$16.00
This important resource provides a set of practical tools--based on Christian principles, psychological theory, and research on African-American religious culture--that will help churches move beyond disputes and disagreements to harmony and heartfelt amens.
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9780817014773
Publication Date: 
2005-07-01
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Glad Day: Daily Meditations for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People

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$16.00
With this inspiring book of meditations, every day brings a reminder of "the wholeness and beauty of our nature, of the glad spirit that dances in each one of us."

Addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Glad Day speaks to the issues that touch everyone, regardless of sexual orientation: change, fear, self-disclosure, faith in a power greater than ourselves, success and failure, openness to ourselves and others.

Written with a poet's grace, these daily meditations are interwoven with reference to the transforming experiences of coming out and of recovery. As the meditations foster a "daily conversation with the Spirit," they lovingly conjure the mutual trust and compassion that lead to a rich, fulfilling life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781568381893
Publication Date: 
1998-09-25
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Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry

Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry
$22.00

In Glimpsing Resurrection, Deanna A. Thompson combines recent trauma research with compelling first-person narrative to provide insight into the traumatic dimensions of living with a serious illness. Her aim is to help those who are ill and those who care for and minister to them deepen their understanding of how best to offer support.

â oeThe tendency for Christians to move almost immediately from death to proclamations of new life risks alienating those for whom healing and new life seem out of reach, â � says Thompson. Glimpsing Resurrection focuses less on the â oewhyâ � to help readers instead come to terms with the â oehowâ � of living with a serious disease. In particular, Thompson provides a framework and concrete suggestions for how to be a church where those who are undone by illness can be undone, as well as a place that can love and support them to hope.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664262761
Publication Date: 
2018-07-31
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God Of The Valley

God Of The Valley
$12.99
God of the Valley is written from the author's own experience of grief, through the illness and eventual death of his wife at the age of 36, and also through his pastoral work as a church minister with bereaved families. He writes not as a trained counselor but as somebody who has found himself strengthened and comforted by God even in the darkest times. Beginning with the toughest question of all--why?--Griffiths weaves his personal story with reflections on the bible passages that over the years have come to mean the most to him.
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9780806651521
Publication Date: 
2004-06-15
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Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality with Book

Good Fences: The Boundaries of Hospitality with Book
$11.95
Westerhoff describes as "good fences" those dividing lines that identify and define who we are, whether we are individuals, families, communities, or organizations. She explores theological questions of boundaries and hospitality, asking: How can we remain faithful to who we are as a church and at the same time welcome all others into our midst?
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9781561011643
Publication Date: 
1999-02-28
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Good Friend for Bad Times: Helping Others Through Grief

Good Friend for Bad Times: Helping Others Through Grief
$12.99
A Good Friend for Bad Times assists the reader in learning more about the grief process and provides guidelines of what a person might say or do to express their concern to a friend. Chapters cover many timely issues including anticipatory grief and supporting the family immediately after the death, during and after the ceremony, and in the weeks and years beyond. Special considerations are given to cases involving Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, suicide, the death of a child, miscarriage, abortion, death by catastrophe, and other situations. The book also suggests ways of providing support during holidays and special events and supporting children through grief.
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9780806651514
Publication Date: 
2004-09-30
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Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care

Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care
$28.00

Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lensesâ "one as a preacher and one as a funeral directorâ "Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else interested in current funeral practices.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664238537
Publication Date: 
2013-09-06
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Good Grief

Good Grief
$8.99
A theologian describes the ten stages of grief through which an individual must pass in order to return to a meaningful existence.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806651507
Publication Date: 
2004-09-01
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Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss

Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss
$4.99
A theologian describes the ten stages of grief through which an individual must pass in order to return to a meaningful existence.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800611149
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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Grace All Around Us: Embracing God's Promise in Tragedy and Loss

Grace All Around Us: Embracing God's Promise in Tragedy and Loss
$12.99
With awe and respect for the many people whose faith and compassion have left a mark on his life, Stephen Paul Bouman addresses these questions as he shares his own personal story and the stories of others.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806653259
Publication Date: 
2007-03-01
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Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope After Miscarriage and Loss

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$15.00
Though one in four pregnancies ends in loss, miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that the woman who experiences it often feels deeply isolated, unsure how to process her grief. Her body seems to have betrayed her. Her confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Her loved ones don't know what to say. Her heart is broken. She may feel guilty, ashamed, angry, depressed, confused, or alone.

With vulnerability and tenderness, Adriel Booker shares her own experience of three consecutive miscarriages, as well as the stories of others. She tackles complex questions about faith and suffering with sensitivity and clarity, inviting women to a place of grace, honesty, and hope in the redemptive purposes of God without offering religious clichés and pat answers. She also shares specific, practical resources, such as ways to help guide children through grief, suggestions for memorializing your baby, and advice on pregnancy after loss, as well as a special section for dads and loved ones.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780801075810
Publication Date: 
2018-05-01
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Grief and Sexuality: Life after Losing a Spouse

Grief and Sexuality: Life after Losing a Spouse
$14.99
Book by Rachel Nafziger Hartzler
ISBN/SKU: 
9780836193404
Publication Date: 
2006-08-01
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Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss

Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss
$16.00
In this "volume of rare sensitivity, penetrating understanding, and profound insights" (Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, author of Living When a Loved One Has Died), Dr. Kenneth Doka explores a new, compassionate way to grieve, explaining that grief is not an illness to get over but an individual and ongoing journey.

There is no "one-size-fits-all" way to cope with loss. The vital bonds that we form with those we love in life continue long after death--in very different ways. Grief Is a Journey is the first book to overturn prevailing, often judgmental, ideas about grief and replace them with a hopeful, inclusive, personalized, and research-backed approach. New science and studies behind Dr. Doka's teaching upend the dominant but incorrect view that grief proceeds by stages.

Dr. Doka helps us realize that our experiences following a death are far more individual and much less predictable than the conventional "five stages" model would have us believe. Common patterns of experiencing and expressing grief still prevail, yet many other life changes accompany a primary loss. For example, the deaths of parents, even for adults, modify family patterns, change relationships, and alter old family rituals.

Unique to this book, Dr. Doka also explains how to cope with disenfranchised grief--the types of loss that are not so readily recognized or supported by society. These include the death of ex-spouses, as well as non-fatal losses such as divorce, the end of a friendship, job loss, or infertility. In addition, Dr. Doka considers losses that might be stigmatized, including death by suicide or from disease or self-destructive behaviors such as smoking or alcoholism. And finally, Dr. Doka reminds us that, however painful, grief provides opportunities for growth.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781476771519
Publication Date: 
2017-04-18
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Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses Including Health, Career, and Faith (Anniv., Expanded, 20th ed.)

Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses Including Health, Career, and Faith (Anniv., Expanded, 20th ed.)
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Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness.

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity.

Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with:

- Loss of faith

- Loss of career and financial issues

- Loss of health

- Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home

The Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library.

"This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people's lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution."--Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

ISBN/SKU: 
9780061686078
Publication Date: 
2017-01-10
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Grief, Transition, and Loss: A Pastor's Practical Guide

Grief, Transition, and Loss: A Pastor's Practical Guide
$16.00

In Grief, Transition, and Loss, author Wayne Oates calls Christian caregivers to the task of attending to people facing moments of emergency and crisis. Throughout the book Oates draws on his own experiences of loss, and his extensive work with grieving people to build a theological and biblical understanding of the ways in which people encounter challenging times. The book covers a variety of losses--illness, death, separation and divorce, and even a range of work related issues--with sensitivity and grace, and equips caregivers with the tools needed to respond in helpful and lifegiving ways.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800628642
Publication Date: 
1997-01-28
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Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss

Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss
$14.99
In his counseling work, Harold Ivan Smith has heard all the questions - even the most obscure, personal, and difficult ones - that occur to grievers as they process their loss. Here he compiles more than 150 common questions, explores the emotions behind them, and provides clear and forthright responses. Whether readers find the answers they seek, new perspectives to ponder, or comfort from knowing that others ask similar questions, this valuable resource will guide individuals who are in the midst of grief and those who wish to provide comfort.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806645629
Publication Date: 
2004-04-01
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Grieving--The Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss

Grieving--The Sacred Art: Hope in the Land of Loss
$17.00

Develop skills of conscious grieving while reclaiming love that transcends death.

Lisa Irish takes grief out of the too-uncomfortable-to-talk-about closet and invites the reader to participate in the process as a conscious griever. Using creative imagery and current research, she offers the reader an adult understanding of the emotional world of loss and provides tools to mindfully participate in grief's healing role. Without denying the pain of loss, she offers educational and imaginative insights, which deepen the griever's understanding of the process of loss and helps the griever generate more compassion for his or her personal experience.

Primarily intended for those experiencing grief from the death of a loved one, many of the themes are transferable to the human experience of loss in all its forms. Stories from people in all stages of the grieving process serve as waypoints to help the griever navigate loss. Practical exercises and questions for reflections offer support on the tender and sacred journey through grief to healing.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594736346
Publication Date: 
2018-04-03
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Grounded in the Living Word: The Old Testament and Pastoral Care Practices

Grounded in the Living Word: The Old Testament and Pastoral Care Practices
$20.00
Grounded in the Living Word responds to the disconnect between pastoral care and biblical interpretation in a unique -- and much-needed -- manner. In this cross-disciplinary conversation Denise Dombkowski Hopkins and Michael S. Koppel engage the inter-sections between biblical stories and human stories in order to assist care practitioners and Bible interpreters in the transformative work of healing pastors, communities, and ultimately, creation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802863683
Publication Date: 
2010-09-23
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Groups: Process and Practice

Groups: Process and Practice
$80.00
Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne and Gerald Corey have updated their best-seller with new examples, guidelines, insights, and ideas that demonstrate how group leaders can apply the basic issues and key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the "what is" and the ''how to'' of group counseling, the Sixth Edition features a greater focus on cultural competence, more technological integration, and more case examples and sample dialogues in every chapter.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780534347895
Publication Date: 
2001-02-21
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Groups: Process and Practice

Groups: Process and Practice
$80.50
Drawing on their extensive clinical experience in working with groups, Marianne and Gerald Corey provide a realistic approach to the blending of theory with practice in group work. This best-selling text has been updated with new examples, guidelines, insights, and ideas that demonstrate how group leaders can apply the basic issues and key concepts of the group process to a variety of groups. Offering up-to-date coverage of both the "what is" and the ''how to'' of group counseling, the Seventh Edition features a greater focus on group work with children, the elderly, issues in both women's and men's groups and in school settings.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780534607951
Publication Date: 
2005-03-01
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Guilt: Helping God's People Find Healing and Forgiveness

Guilt: Helping God's People Find Healing and Forgiveness
$17.00

While guilt as a gift of God can prod persons in the direction of repentance and forgiveness, guilt can also cripple and maim persons. As pastors see it, part of their role is to help heal guilt with the grace of God's acceptance and forgiveness. But healing guilt involves more than waving one's hands over a person and saying magic words like, "Remember, God loves you." While God is quick to forgive, other people aren't. The process of healing guilt with the salve of forgiveness can be a long and torturous journey.

Pastors face three problems related to healing guilt. First, how do you as pastor avoid judgmentalism? How do you help parishioners grasp what Howe calls the transcendent character of guilt that takes the guilty seriously, and yet not inflict more harm by rejecting the person? Second, how do you avoid offering cheap grace? That is, how do you help individuals discover forgiveness in a way that does not diminish the consequences of their actions or their accountability for them? Third, how do you avoid being perceived as a doormat who invites more of the same injurious behavior, when offering forgiveness? How do you help people offer forgiveness in such a way that does not deny the seriousness of what was done or denying future consequences if done again?

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687025947
Publication Date: 
2003-12-01
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Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"

Hard Questions: 100 Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do"
$10.00
The classic New York Times bestseller

This book of hard questions and exercises for couples is innovative and exciting. --Andrew Weil, M.D.

In this simple yet profound relationship tool, Susan Piver shows couples at any stage of their relationships -- be it newly-engaged or married-for-decades -- how they can forge and strengthen lasting, intimate bonds. Focusing on key areas such as home, money, work, sex, community, and family, The Hard Questions contains one hundred thought-provoking questions that challenge and inspire couples to gain a deeper understanding of each other.

Together with your partner, you'll discuss matters such as:

- What will our home look like?
- What are our professional goals?
- Are each of us happy with the other's approach to health?
- What will we do if one of us is seriously attracted to someone else?
- Will we try to have children, and if so, when?

With its elegant design, The Hard Questions is the perfect gift for wedding showers and anniversaries, or for anyone considering marriage.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585426218
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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Healing Our Anger: 7 Ways to Make Peace in a Hostile World

Healing Our Anger: 7 Ways to Make Peace in a Hostile World
$12.99
The signs of anger are all around us -- street violence, road rage, litigation, family abuse, police brutality, rudeness and the loss of civility in the media and in daily life. Michael Obsatz uses sociology to help us understand the reasons for anger in ourselves and in our society. He draws on his counseling experience to provide practical ways to defuse angry situations and to use anger creatively. He identifies spiritual themes and practices that heal our anger and offer alternative ways of living as individuals and as a society.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806638904
Publication Date: 
2000-03-17
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Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women

Helping Her Get Free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women
$15.00
Seal Press originally published "Helping Her Get Free" with the title "To Be an Anchor in the Storm." The survivor of an abusive relationship herself and a licensed counselor of abused women for more than a decade, Susan Brewster teaches readers how to recognize the signs of abuse, handle negative feelings, become an effective advocate, deal with the abuser, and more. With a new introduction and updated resource section, this straightforward and compassionate book offers the information needed to help give strength to women who are trying to break free.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781580051675
Publication Date: 
2006-01-02
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