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In Times of Crisis and Sorrow A Minister's Manual Resource Guide

ISBN-10: 0787954209

ISBN-13: 9780787954208

Edition: 2001

Authors: Carol M. Noren, James Cox

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A complete desk reference for clergy and counselors for times of grief and crisis This volume is the single most comprehensive reference available for caring for people in times of crisis and sorrow. Filled with new, authoritative material drawn from the best of seventy-five years of The Minister's Manual, it provides extensive resources for grief counselors, clergy, and lay preachers dealing with death, grief, sorrow, crises, and other difficult times in the life of a community of faith. No other book on the market combines practical guidance and specific resources with reflection on important pastoral care and congregational issues such as denominational, socioeconomic, generational, and cultural contexts for the helping professions. Contains complete sermons, hymn and worship suggestions, and practical advice for rising to difficult situations with grace. Carol Noreacute;n (Chicago, IL) is on the faculty of North Park Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister and has been a hospital chaplain. She has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary and Duke Divinity School and has also been a guest lecturer at seminaries in Europe, Australia, and across the United States.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.22" wide x 9.69" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

<b Carol M. Noren</b is Professor of Homiletics at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Ministry in Difficult Times
Understanding Ministry in Times of Crisis and Sorrow
Theological Foundations of Ministry to the Bereaved
Communities of Faith: The Contexts of Crisis and Sorrow
Funerals and Other Memorial Services
Is There Any Word from the Lord? Services for Difficult Times
Pastoral Care Issues
Resources for Times of Crisis and Sorrow From the Minister's Manual and Elsewhere
Sermons and Sermon Briefs
Biographical Messages
Funeral Sermon for Jimmy Marius
Funeral Sermon for a Christian Mother
Funeral Sermon for Edward McDowell
Funeral Sermon for Joyce K. Voth
Funeral Sermon for a Child
Funeral Sermon for a Little Child
Funeral Sermon for Christopher
Funeral Sermon for a Suicide
Scripture-Centered Messages
The God of the Living
Things Missing in Heaven
The God of Comfort
How Shall We Think of Our Christian Dead?
Encounter with Grief
A Better Country
The Death of His Saints
Dearer Than Life
Not Made with Hands
The Lord of Our Days
Moving Day: Funeral Sermon for One Who Died Following a Long Illness
Our Very Present Help
Lectionary-Balanced Messages
The Resurrection and the Life
Memorial Sermon for Jackson Blanchard
Funeral Sermon for Les
Funeral Sermon for Edward J. Cullman
A Christmas Message of Peace
Funeral Sermon for Thomas Ackerman
Sunday Messages
The Life to Come
Yes, God Can
What Happens After We Die?
Dying in the Lord
Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold This Body Down
Our Inheritance of Hope
Things Missing in Heaven
Though He Slay Me, Yet Will I Trust Him
Eternal Life
When Death Comes
Sermons for Times of Crisis
A Very Present Help
Columbine
They Said So!
The Heroism of Going On
Suffering Triumphantly
Holding It Together
Remembrance of the Dead
The Cost of Being Found
Sermon Outlines
There Is a River
Life's Record
On Knowing God
The Evergreen Disciple
The Difference Christ Makes
Comfort for Mourners
A Funeral Meditation
Sermon Illustrations and Poetry
Illustrations for Preaching
Poetry
Opening Sentences and Calls to Worship
For Services of Crisis or Sorrow
For Funerals
For the Funeral of a Stillborn Child, Infant, or Child
For a Suicide
Scripture Readings
Invocations and Opening Prayers
For Funerals or Crisis-Related Services
For Funerals
Benedictions
Pastoral Prayers
For Funerals or Crisis-Related Services
For Cleansing or Reconsecration of Things Profaned
For Funerals and Memorial Services
Liturgical Resources for Pastoral Care
Commital Prayers
Resources for Funerals of Children
Scripture Readings
Hymns
Prayers for a Miscarriage, Stillborn Child, or Infant
Prayers for a Child
Music
Hymns from Denominational and Other Major Hymnbooks
Other Music Resources
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
The Author
Indexes
Name Index
Poetry Index
Topical Index