Item description for When Faith is Tested (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) by Jeffry R. Zurheide...
Overview This book is the result of the author's reflections about his own experience of personal loss and the suffering and losses of the many people he has served as a hospital chaplain and as a parish pastor. He shares his insights on how to offer care to those who are not only devastated by a tragedy but also are plaqued by "Why questions."
Publishers Description Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.32 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1997
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling
ISBN 0800629787 ISBN13 9780800629786
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More About Jeffry R. Zurheide
Jeffry R. Zurheide was born in 1955.
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cpe supervisor Mar 23, 2006
I teach pastoral care in a hospital setting and found this book clear and comprehensible. The author does a good job summarizing some common errors that religious persons make while trying to offer care to those in distress. He encourages humility and sensitivity. I highly recommend this to anyone starting out in ministry, ordained or lay.
Table of Contents Jan 21, 2000
Chapter 1: Before You Enter. Chapter 2: Assessing What Sufferers Seek. Chapter 3: Answers to the Theological "Why Me?" Chapter 4: Theodicy: The Problem of Evil. Chapter 5: Karl Barth Speaks Out on Evil. Chapter 6: Pastoral Care: Where Theology Touches Down. Chapter 7: Ministry in the Trenches. Chapter 8: Now That the Funeral's Over. Chapter 9: A Plea for Mystery.
This book is a result of the author's reflections, not only on his own personal loss, but also on the suffering and losses of the many people he has served as a hospital chaplain and a parish pastor. The book is intended to assist clergy and others who are called upon to minister to the hurting and dying.
readable book for both lay persons, ministers , professional Apr 14, 1999
When Faith is Tested is well written, deeply theological comparing views of Rabbi Harold Kusher, Kirkegard, and other theologians on the question of human suffering. Felt it was one of thebest books on grief and questions of good and even Ive ever read--and i know grief firsthand. Does not preach at or pretend to have all the answers--knows grief himself as he and Karen's lit babygirl lived only24 hours. This book was a big help. Dr. Zurheide was a hospital chaplain and speaks not only from firsthand experience, but has a doctorate in counseling as well as a pastor. Gives hypothetical case studies with conversations that are readable and thought provoking. His views are that we live in a broken world and may never know the answers until we get to heavin.He ponders with but not above the reader about the timeless questions of sickness, death, suffering. Portrays God as a friend through trials, but does not preach At reader. Very well written