Psychology/pastoral

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society

High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society
$16.00

High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.

Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist--Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences--whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction.

In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062015891
Publication Date: 
2014-06-10
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Holy Bible, Human Bible: Using the Bible in Pastoral Practice

Holy Bible, Human Bible: Using the Bible in Pastoral Practice
$18.00
For most pastors and church members the field of biblical studies belongs to a different world. Biblical studies in the west is dominated by technical enquiry into the origins, authorship, and sociological background of the text, while pastoral studies focus on concerns of pastoral counseling and healing of persons and communities. The fields ask the same questions in the same places, yet often do not communicate with one another. Holy Bible, Human Bible asks bluntly whether it is possible to be truly human and truly biblical simultaneously. It asks imaginative questions out of genuine curiosity: What is a Bible anyway? Who owns the Bible? How does it witness to Jesus Christ? Can Jesus and pastoral practice really belong together? It retrieves the Bible from being a boundary between believers and instead builds a bridge from the academy and the local congregation. Concise, critical and constructive, Holy Bible, Human Bible will enable pastors, biblical scholars and laypersons to use the Bible.
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9780802832016
Publication Date: 
2006-11-01
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Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling
$30.00

In this ground-breaking book, pastoral counselor Andrew Lester demonstrates that pastoral theology (as well as social and behavioral sciences) has neglected to address effectively the predominant cause of human suffering: a lack of hope, a sense of futurelessness. Lester not only looks at the reasons why addressing the ideas of hope and despair has been overlooked by pastoral theology and other social and behavioral sciences. He also offers a starting point for the development of addressing these important dimensions of human life. He provides clinical theories and methods for pastoral assessment of and intervention with those who despair. He also puts forth strategies for assessing the future stories of those who despair and offers a corrective to these stories through deconstruction, reframing, and reconstruction.

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9780664255886
Publication Date: 
1995-04-01
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Hospital Visit: A Pastor's Guide

Hospital Visit: A Pastor's Guide
$11.99

Hospital visitation is one of the most intimidating tasks new clergy face. Afraid of not knowing what to say when faced with situations of serious illness and death, uncertain of how to negotiate the maze of the medical establishment, unsure of themselves in the pastoral role generally, new pastors often don't know where to turn for help and advice about this central, yet tough, aspect of ministry. The Hospital Visit: A Pastor's Guide will help provide just this kind of guidance.

Written with student pastors and pastors in the early years of their ministry in mind, it will explore the key situations all pastors encounter in hospital visitation. Beginning with the idea that pastoral care in the hospital setting consists of "Trialogue" between the pastor, the patient, and the presence of God, Michael L. Kirkindoll will explain the pastor's role in terms of six principal relationships: The pastor's relationship to the patient, to the family, to the local congregation, to the hospital chaplain, to doctors an other medical personnel, and finally, to the pastor's own woundedness. The book will conclude with prayers for the hospital bedside which the author has used in his own ministry, and which he has gathered from other experienced pastoral caregivers.

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9780687085590
Publication Date: 
2001-05-01
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I Love You Son

I Love You Son
$11.99
Rev. Rick Meyer contends that when children do not know they are deeply loved and cherished, persistent emotional deficits often result. The boys and men profiled in I Love You, Son reflect the struggles of adolescent boys and adult males as they face their own emotional deficits in relation to God, self, and others.
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9780806641928
Publication Date: 
2003-07-01
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Identity and the Life Cycle

Identity and the Life Cycle
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Erik H. Erickson's remarkable insights into the relationship of life history and history began with observations on a central stage of life: identity development in adolescence. This book collects three early papers that - along with "Childhood and Society" - many consider the best introduction to Erikson's theories.
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9780393311327
Publication Date: 
1994-04-17
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Identity: Youth and Crisis

Identity: Youth and Crisis
$16.95
Representing two decades of groundbreaking work, the essays are not so much a systematic formulation of theory as an evolving report that is both clinical and theoretical. The subjects range from "creative confusion" in two famous lives--the dramatist George Bernard Shaw and the philosopher William James--to the connection between individual struggles and social order. "Race and the Wider Identity" and the controversial "Womanhood and the Inner Space" are included in the collection.
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9780393311440
Publication Date: 
1994-05-17
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If Your Heart Is Like My Heart: A Pilgrimage of Faith and Health

If Your Heart Is Like My Heart: A Pilgrimage of Faith and Health
$15.00
Awaken the imagination to what is possible when people of faith respond to God's call. We've forgotten that the key to being healthy is realizing we're not on the path alone. When we're not well, it affects the entire system in which we live and work and play. When we grasp our shared humanity rather than resisting it, the mirror becomes less dim, and we begin to cast light on questions of health and healthcare.
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9780891124061
Publication Date: 
2017-01-10
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Illness That We Are: A Jungian Critique of Christianity

Illness That We Are: A Jungian Critique of Christianity
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Dr. Dourley, Catholic priest and professor of religion, explores Jung's assessment of Christianity, questioning its essentially masculine orientation and its emphasis on perfection, rather than wholeness, as the goal.
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9780919123168
Publication Date: 
1985-04-01
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In Living Color: An Inttercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

In Living Color: An Inttercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
$27.00

The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Emmanuel Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural influences on individuals in order to effectively counsel, guide and empower them. He provides a clear and concise history of pastoral care and considers its relationship to different models of counseling and spirituality.

This new edition has been updated to reflect postmodern and postcolonial studies and provides illustrations of how an intercultural approach can work in practice. Theological teachers and students will welcome its return as an indispensable introduction to the field of pastoral care. In Living Color is an essential source of inspiration to leaders from any religious stream who wish to provide pastoral care in a way that reflects their community's cultural diversity. This book is also a useful resource for practitioners in a wider range of caring contexts who work in multicultural environments.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781843107507
Publication Date: 
2003-03-15
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In Their Own Way

In Their Own Way
$10.99
Each chapter of the book presents information and spiritual ideas on how families can cope with problems, find ongoing strength, and share love and grace within the family and community.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806639574
Publication Date: 
2000-07-11
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Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care

Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care
$34.00
Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much of what harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies at work in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essays discusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in an effort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledge and the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed and marginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on the ways their own social location has an impact on their ministries and to gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoral caregivers in a variety of contexts.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800662356
Publication Date: 
2009-06-01
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Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness
$28.00
An urgent exposÃ(c)f the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons

America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with such disorders.

In this revelatory book, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to show how and why it has become a warehouse where inmates are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker.

Through intimate stories of people in the system and those trying to fix it, Roth reveals the hidden forces behind this crisis and suggests how a fairer and more humane approach might look. Insane is a galvanizing wake-up call for criminal justice reformers and anyone concerned about the plight of our most vulnerable.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780465094196
Publication Date: 
2018-04-03
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International Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling

International Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling
$48.00
Gain fresh perspectives on pastoral care and counseling from international experts!This informative book will show you how pastoral care and counseling are viewed and practiced in Africa, India, Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Central America, South America, Germany, and the United Kingdom. You'll find new perspectives on theoretical and practical aspects of pastoral care and counseling as well as fascinating case studies and unique insights on how culture affects this type of ministry.In his Preface, Dr. Howard Clinebell, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Psychology and Counseling at the Claremont School of Theology, explains the need for this book: "In the radically new world of the 21st century, pastoral counselors of all races and ethnic backgrounds will be challenged by a growing need to provide competent help to burdened individuals, couples, families, and communities of different cultural backgrounds and worldviews than their own."International Perspectives on Pastoral Counseling gives you an intimate view of:
  • counseling models from the United States that are being adapted to the realities of urban Korean life
  • pastoral care and counseling in African and multicultural contexts
  • counseling issues arising from urban realities in Pretoria, South Africa
  • the state of pastoral counseling and the impact of globalization and international markets on pastoral theology in Brazil
  • care and counseling models from Holland and the United States that are being imported for use in Indonesia
  • how the realities of life in Singapore relate to pastoral care and therapeutic conversations
  • the needs of women and the historical development and meaning of pastoral care and counseling in the Philippines
  • the meaning of forgiveness--from an intercultural perspective
  • spiritual, philosophical, and other perspectives on Chinese cultures
  • the pitfalls of individualistic models of pastoral care and counseling in poverty-stricken regions of Latin America
  • the unique challenges of delivering care and counseling in Asian-Pacific cultures
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    9780789019233
    Publication Date: 
    2002-11-08
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    Interweavings: Conversations Between Narrative Therapy and Christian Faith

    Interweavings: Conversations Between Narrative Therapy and Christian Faith
    $20.00
    Narrative Therapy is an approach to counseling and community work that is having increasing influence in the helping field internationally. As well, the concept of narrative has become increasingly utilized in therapy, spirituality, organizational psychology and theology.This text is written for counseling practitioners, psychologists, pastors, social workers and chaplains who desire to integrate spirituality in their professional practice. The book presents a conversation between Christian spirituality and Narrative ideas demonstrating the effectiveness of Narrative Therapy in transformational work. The book is edited by two lecturer/practitioners who both lead counselor education faculties. Other contributors to the book are lecturers and therapists who are integrating these ideas in their practice in the counseling room and the classroom. Philosophical difficulties are discussed and practical applications are offered for using Narrative Therapy in a range of contexts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781440449741
    Publication Date: 
    2008-12-03
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    Introducing Feminist Pastoral Care and Counseling: Introductions in Feminist Theology

    Introducing Feminist Pastoral Care and Counseling: Introductions in Feminist Theology
    $16.00
    Introductions in Feminist Theology (IFT) explores various theological topics that challenge patriarchal theology and suggest liberating alternatives. The authors and editors seek to expand theological discourse by providing reliable guides to the history of thinking, current issues and debates, and possible future developments in feminist theology.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829814408
    Publication Date: 
    2005-12-03
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    Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church

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    $22.00
    This introduction to the field of practical theology reclaims a theological vision for the life and work of the church. Pete Ward dispels the myth that practical theology is a distraction from the "real" tasks of ministry or from serious academic theological work. He argues that practical theology is part of the everyday life of the church and that there are a variety of possible approaches, helping readers evaluate the approach that is most appropriate to their ministerial context and theological tradition. This reliable, accessible resource will work well for those in training or in ministry.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801098192
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-17
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    Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

    Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
    $19.00
    Grounded in empirical research and richly illustrated with case studies, this introduction continues the theoretical, practical, and theological expansion of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Because of increasing cultural diversity and the fact that more training is done outside of seminaries in non-seminary related colleges and universities, there is fragmentation in the discipline. This makes a coherent orientation to pastoral care and counseling as a ministry increasingly difficult. To address this confusion, author, Loren Townsend, calls us to readdress basic understandings. He also makes the case that pastoral identity can function as a unifying concept.


    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687658350
    Publication Date: 
    2009-06-01
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    Journey Toward Wholeness: A Spiritual Encounter with Prostate Cancer

    Journey Toward Wholeness: A Spiritual Encounter with Prostate Cancer
    $14.99
    Journey toward Wholeness is the story of Stegall's experience with prostate cancer. Stegall brings his gifts as a storyteller and his perspective as a person of faith to a work that informs and helps enable cancer-sufferers (especially men) and their families to better articulate their fears, anxieties, and hopes as they struggle through the experience. There are roughly 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer every year; Stegall's insights, however, apply to anyone who is coping with life-threatening diseases and conditions.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806645957
    Publication Date: 
    2004-02-11
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    Just Ministry: Professional Ethics for Pastoral Ministers

    Just Ministry: Professional Ethics for Pastoral Ministers
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    Just Ministry is a book on professional ethics for those involved in pastoral ministry, whether ordained or lay. It aims to stimulate a new attitude among ministers to view themselves as professionals and to take seriously the responsibilities that come with this identity. At a time when concerns for misconduct, scandals of abuse, and liability have brought pastoral ministers under greater scrutiny than ever before and have threatened to undermine their morale, this book offers a positive perspective on the vocation of pastoral ministry and wise ethical guidance to foster integrity in ministry. In this way it is a resource of preventative education for pastoral ministry. By examining the professional aspects of a ministerial vocation, it provides a guide for ministers to be accountable in offering their pastoral service with expert knowledge and skill and with good moral character. It builds upon a theology of vocation, a covenantal model of ministry, and a vision of professional identity.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809146314
    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-01
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    Keeping Your Children Safe

    $18.00
    In this very personal book, Youngs argues that a healthy childhood is the result of much more than attention to exercise, nutrition, and immunizations. She offers a sensible model for parenting that intentionally fosters the physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual well-being of children.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664219765
    Publication Date: 
    1992-10-01
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    Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

    $18.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780894866371
    Publication Date: 
    1990-06-01
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    Leadership and Interaction Styles: Understanding Why We Behave the Way We Do in Groups

    Leadership and Interaction Styles: Understanding Why We Behave the Way We Do in Groups
    $9.00
    In the business world people are pushed to stand out, succeed as an individual, and work cohesively in a group. Dan Dick and Barbara Miller Dick use insights from business and psychology to apply concepts of group dynamics to the work of the church. The text provides insight to four leadership types - thinkers, directors, dreamers, and pleasers, and includes a diagnostic inventory for group members. Readers will better understand their own styles and gain insights into the ways others think or face a project. The authors' provide church leaders with the tools necessary to identify different leadership styles, how people with different leadership styles interact and deal with stress, and how to create ministry environments where all can join together and work in harmony. Exercises provide an opportunity for church ministry teams to address differences and create productive communities for ministry growth.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780881774863
    Publication Date: 
    2006-07-01
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    Leaving Home

    Leaving Home
    $19.95

    In this book, Herbert Anderson and Kenneth R. Mitchell demonstrate that leaving home is a significant part of forming an individual identity and a natural aspect of maturing. It is also a lifelong process, but one that is desirable and appropriate for both the one who leaves and the ones left behind. However, understanding the process requires care. This book helps clarify what is at stake in the ordinary yet complex process of leaving home.

    The Family Living in Pastoral Perspective series examines crucial times in family life in light of the family as a social unit. Each book addresses major changes that ordinarily occur in the life cycle of a family. Each volume takes into account family system theory and social and economic factors that affect the family.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664251277
    Publication Date: 
    1993-01-01
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    Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention

    Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention
    $15.00

    "There's so much silence around suicide in the church that it is quite literally killing us." -- Rachael Keefe
    Would you know how to respond if the person sitting next to you in your pew was contemplating suicide? Every year, millions of people engage in suicidal activity, including those in our faith communities. Yet the Church remains largely silent around the topics of mental health, depression, and suicide prevention. How can you and your faith community be prepared to recognize and respond to those struggling for their very lives in your church?
    In The Lifesaving Church, pastor Rachael Keefe shatters the taboo of suicide by sharing her own painful story of life-long depression and suicidality--and how her various faith communities responded, for better and for worse. Opening a window into her suicidal behaviors as a young person, Keefe helps us recognize the signs and struggles of those who suffer silently. Reminding us of the Church's call to be the Body of Christ for each other, Keefe empowers us to recognize the hurting in our communities and recover the lifesaving message of the Gospel -- forgiveness, acceptance and love -- that helped her to heal.
    With chapters on how to educate your church in suicide prevention, group study reflections around the common questions surrounding suicide, and specific resources, scriptures, and prayers for clergy, suicide loss survivors, and those struggling with suicidality, The Lifesaving Church is critical reading for faith communities seeking abundant life for all of its members.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780827221826
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-01
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