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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets

ISBN-10: 0807000426
ISBN-13: 9780807000427
Edition: 2008
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Description: A ministers stories about his work with the homeless and mentally ill and a discussion of our need for healing communities Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people on the streets of Seattle who are homeless and struggling with mental  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 227
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

A ministers stories about his work with the homeless and mentally ill and a discussion of our need for healing communities Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people on the streets of Seattle who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God he tells the evocative stories of persons who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with huge trash bags, and Jerry, barred from every shelter and meal program in Seattle. As Rennebohm reaches out to each of them, their stories become parables that explore mental illness and the spiritual heart of care and recovery-helping us to understand what it means to be human, on a pilgrimage together toward wholeness. Souls in the Hands of a Tender God follows the path of healing and the way of companionship to build communities of caring that welcome and include our most fragile and troubled neighbors. With gentleness and grace, solid knowledge and wisdom, Rennebohm lays down the foundations of healing communities in which "all may have a home, safely rest, and be well."

UCC ministerCraig Rennebohm, recipient of the Tipper Gore Award from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and numerous other recognitions, consults with organizations nationwide in establishing mental health ministries.nbsp;David Paul has authored or coauthored six books and has been a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a Fulbright-Hays fellow. Both Rennebohm and Paul live in Seattle.

Preface
A Note on Scriptures
Prologue
The Movement of the Spirit
At the Doorway
Jerry's Song
The Potter's Field
The Life of the Soul
Approaching Mary
Companioning Breezy
Creating Karl's Circle of Care
Grace
A Community of Tenderness
Do You Know the Legend?
Home, Healing, and Wholeness
Caring for the Soul of the World
Words Are Medicine, Too
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
A Call to Healing Ministry
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