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Overview Cecil Murphey offers everyday advice and spiritual guidance to those who care for both school-age children and aging parents at the same time. He provides reflections and stories that illuminate some of the challenges facing those who respond to the physical and emotional needs of these widely differing age groups. Each devotional begins with a descriptive snapshot of a difficult or trying moment common to caregivers, and ends with an appropriate biblical passage and a prayer. Murphey's uplifting words offer encouragement to those who find themselves in the role of long-term, intergenerational caregiver.
Cecil Murphey provides reflections from his counseling experience to illuminate the challenges facing those who respond to the physical and emotional needs of both young children and aging parents. Each devotional begins with a description of a difficult or trying moment common to caregivers and ends with a prayer and a biblical reading.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.76" Width: 4.89" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664222463 ISBN13 9780664222468 UPC 006642224637
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More About Cecil Murphey
Veteran author Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless people around the world.
Cec stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery.
Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, Cec served as pastor in Metro Atlanta, as a volunteer hospital chaplain for ten years, and was a missionary in Kenya for six.
Cecil Murphey currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
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SPIRITUAL AIDE Oct 31, 2000
This book was a long time coming in devoting itself to the spiritual, emotional and practical needs of care givers.Care giving can be an exhausting enterprise which robs a person of their spiritual, physical and emotional life. Well meaning people give their sympathy to the one who is sick but all to often the one giving the care is ignored or taken for granted.
Cecil Murphey, an ordained minister and one who also was a care giver gives a wake up call to caregivers and the church as he chronicles the issues and challenges one must face when they chose to care. We are taken through the realm of practical matters concerning care giving, problems that occur in an intergenerational household, being able to share your feelings and finally dealing with the issue of death.
Simplistic answers are not given in this text. Those who chose to care struggle and with that struggle with God's help they are able to make it through the process. Share with the caretakers who reveal their innermost thoughts and reveal their faith in struggling with a difficult situation in caring for a family member. Cecil Murphey presents us with concrete stories of those who are going through the situation. Following the story is a scripture text that pertains to the situation and is followed by a brief prayer.
I found this book strengthening for me in my faith as a care taker and saw myself in many of the people. My Parents, My Children will speak to your heart as it did mine. I highly recommend this text for churches with ministries to the shut-in and sick and support groups in which you have caretakers both professional as well as family members. For the first time a book is out to give caretakers spiritual first aide. By all means use it.