Toughest People to Love: How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life — Including Yourself

Eerdmans - In this book chuck degroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love. Toughest people to love explores the basics of how people "tick, " encouraging leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others.

People -- frustrating, confusing, and they challenge leaders everywhere, disappointing, complicated -- are the most difficult part of leadership, from leaders of many to managers of a few. Used book in Good Condition. Based on degroat's wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book -- both wise and practical -- is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision.





The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies

Eerdmans - A critical part of this poetic vision involves discerning key subtexts beneath these texts, which allows pastors to preach the heart of the Word and to understand the hearts of their people. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780802829627. As such, pastors are to read the major poets of Scripture and history in light of the dust and grit of daily parish life.

The pastor as minor poet eloquently calls pastors to search for a deeper understanding of what they see -- both in the text of Scripture and in the text of their parishioners' lives. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Written with a seasoned pastor's depth of understanding and a poet's sensibility and sensitivity, this book will minister to and inspire pastors everywhere.

The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies - Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Craig barnes contends that the true calling of a pastor is to help others become fully alive in Christ, to be a "minor poet, " or poet of the soul. Today's pastors -- often expected to be multitasking marvels who can make their churches "successful" -- are understandably confused about their role.





Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry

Abingdon Press - Condition: New. Is the pastor primarily a preacher, a professional caregiver, what is the distinctive ministry of the ordained? When does one's ministry take on the character of prophet, an administrator? Given the call of all Christians to be ministers to the world, and when does it become that of priest? What are the special ethical obligations and disciplines of the ordained? Pastor: Revised Edition explores these and other central questions about the vocation of ordained ministry.

Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780802829627. To answer that call is to open oneself to heartache and sometimes hardship; yet, given the one who calls, it is to make oneself available to deep and profound joy as well. Always a difficult vocation, changes in society and the church in recent years have made the ordained life all the more complex and challenging.

Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry - The book also draws on great teachers of the christian tradition to demonstrate that, while much about Christian ministry has changed, the care of souls, its core concerns—preaching the word, the sacramental life of congregations—remains the same. Ordained ministry, says will Willimon, is a gift of God to the church—but that doesn't mean that it is easy.

. It begins with a discussion of who pastors are, and then moves on to what pastors do, asking about the theological underpinnings of ordained ministry, looking at the distinctive roles the pastor must fulfill. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.





Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives

Abingdon Press - Carpenter professor of religion, vanderbilt university divinity school, psychology, tn “Implementing narrative personality and therapy theories and anchored in ecclesiology and Wesleyan theology NET, The Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Nashville, and Culture, Karen Scheib’s book advances a long awaited and holistic approach to pastoral care.

By coauthoring narratives that promote healing and growth in love, pastoral caregivers become cocreators and companions who help others revise and construct life-stories reshaped by the grace of God. Scheib’s image of story companion contributes to the field as a new paradigm of pastoral care and promises to be a significant resource in generating hope and growth in love for both pastoral caregiver and receiver.

Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives - Angella son, drew university, madison, ecclesial, associate Professor, NJ "Pastoral theologian Scheib describes a narrative, and theological approach for listening to people’s life stories in such a way as to engender spiritual formation and growth in love. Condition: New. 29, 2016. Scheib clarifies the connections between caring conversations and Christian theology.

Isbn13: 9780802829627. As a theological practice, pastoral care is grounded in God’s love story. Instead, it becomes a “daily practice of pastoral care, in love, ” an attending, to the stories of others and a “listening for ways God is already present in a life story.





Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self

Eerdmans - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! As degroat himself has discovered, the real solution to what pulls us apart is wholeheartedness, a way of living and being that can transform us from the inside out. Isbn13: 9780802829627. And we all think we know the solution — more downtime, more relaxation, more rest.

Tracking provided on most orders. And i hear it from my own inner self. We all feel that nasty pull to and fro, the frantic busyness that exhausts us and threatens to undo us. Condition: New. And we’re all wrong. I hear it from spiritual leaders and coffee baristas. I’m being pulled in a thousand different directions.

Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing the Divided Self - I hear it from students and software developers, ” he says. As a therapist, Chuck DeGroat hears that line all the time. And that’s what readers of this book will discover too. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.





Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World:

Wipf & Stock Pub - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Isbn13: 9780802829627. How can we be respectful of the individual and the community in ways that affirm both? how are we to live respectfully with difference and ambiguity? where shall we find our models of life and care from--the dominant western or else some kind of global perspective that includes indigenous knowledge? In our theologies do we continue to privilege the study of abstract, terrorism, conceptual theory or do we give place to pragmatic, and nonverbal forms? In the face of increasing extremism, shall we give greater attention to the eradication of disease through increasingly advanced technologies and therapeutic strategies or to the promotion of health through primary health care and public health education? Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World presents practical theological resources for the broad vision, aesthetic, and violence, deep passion, is it possible to make a sensible choice between radical relativism and absolute essentialism? Are we to be drawn towards the various expressions of religion or to the opportunities and ambiguities of spirituality as it is called upon in many societies today? With the scarce resources available or allocated to health care in many national budgets across the world, and thoughtful action needed for pastoral care in the twenty-first century.

In today's world the challenge of care is how to respond to people's emotional as well as their economic circumstances. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.





Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work

Eerdmans - Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet continuing demand,  five smooth stones for pastoral work shows how five Old Testament books provide a solid foundation for much of what a pastor does:  Prayer-Directing: Song of SongsStory-Making: RuthPain-Sharing: LamentationsNay-Saying: EcclesiastesCommunity-Building: Esther Pointing to the relevance of ancient wisdom, adapting Jewish religious tradition to contemporary pastoral practice, and affirming a significant link between pastoral work and the act of worship, this book opens up to pastors a wealth of valuable practical-theological insights.

Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Whereas much of the current literature on pastoring stresses up-to-date training and new techniques stemming from the behavioral sciences, Eugene Peterson here calls for returning to an "old" resource--the Bible--as the basis for all of pastoral ministry.

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The Work of the Chaplain Work of the Church

Judson Pr - An ideal starting point for all, including seminarians, who are exploring a call to chaplaincy ministry. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Unlike most other books in this field which are specific to one form of chaplaincy and are often written from an autographical viewpoint only, this new resource meets a critical need for an introductory and overview look at chaplaincy in general.

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African American Pastoral Care: Revised Edition

Abingdon Press - Edward wimberly updates his narrative methodology by examining current issues in African American pastoral care and counseling. His paradigm for African American pastoral theology is inspiring. Homer U. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

. Ashby Jr. W. Using his own narrative, wimberly courageously describes how pastors and churches can claim a new narrative method for reestablishing the African American village. Condition: New. Stone professor of pastoral care, mccormick theological seminary, Chicago, Illinois "Wimberly’s revision of his classic work African American Pastoral Care invites readers to reconsider narrative theology as a primary framework for pastoral care in the African American community and congregation.

African American Pastoral Care: Revised Edition - First-time readers will find themselves taken by Wimberly’s own use of narrative as his conceptual and practical wisdom emerges throughout the book. Teresa E. In this major revision of his classic book, Dr. Clement and Jessie V. In this new edition, ed wimberly reconfigures what comprehensive care means for the African American struggle for dignity and proposes pastoral care approaches to the crisis of disconnection.





The Pastor: A Memoir

HarperOne - In the pastor, author eugene peterson, translator of the multimillion-selling The Message, tells the story of how he started Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland and his gradual discovery of what it really means to be a pastor. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Condition: New. HarperOne. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. In the end, peterson discovers that being a pastor boils down to “paying attention and calling attention to ‘what is going on now’ between men and women, with each other and with God. Isbn13: 9780802829627. Steering away from abstractions, mega pastors, and the church’s too-cozy relationship to American glitz and consumerism to present a simple, Peterson challenges conventional wisdom regarding church marketing, faith-based description of what being a minister means today.





In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

The Crossroad Publishing Company - Henri nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. His wisdom is grounded in the foundation that we are a people "called. This beautiful guide to christian Leadership is the rich fruit of Henri Nouwen's own journey as one of the most influential spirtiual leaders of the 20th century.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. HarperOne. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus. In the name of Jesus Reflections on Christian Leadership. For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness of the individual, Father Nouwen offers a counter definition that is witnessed by a "communal and mutual experience.

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership - For nouwen, leadership cannot function apart from the community. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780802829627. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! .