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Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide (Essential Guide (Abingdon Press)) [Paperback]

By John Patton (Author)
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Item description for Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide (Essential Guide (Abingdon Press)) by John Patton...

The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor's distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged - those who, according to the biblical image of the shepherd, are the lost sheep. This book equips pastors with basic terms and theory in the core discipline of pastoral care for a more effective ministry.

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The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor's distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged--the lost sheep. Taken from the biblical image of the shepherd, the pastor by virtue of his or her professional calling cultivates wise judgment in order to hear the hurting and offer guidance, reconciliation, healing, sustaining presence, and empowerment to those in need. This book will outline the quintessential elements pastors need to wisely minister in today's context by discussing four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges. The purpose of the Abingdon Essential Guides is to fulfill the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to the core disciples in biblical, theological, and religious studies. Drawing on the best in current scholarship, written with the need of students foremost in mind, addressed to learners in a number of contexts, Essential Guides will be the first choice of those who wish to acquaint themselves or their students with the broad scope of issues, perspectives, and subject matters within biblical and religious studies. "

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   122
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2005
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
Series  Essential Guide - Abingdon  
ISBN  0687053226  
ISBN13  9780687053223  

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More About John Patton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The Revd Dr James Woodward is Master of the Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, Temple Balsall, and is the Bishop's Advisor for Health and Social Care in the Diocese of Birmingham.

Dr Stephen Pattison is currently Senior Research Fellow in Pastoral Theology, University of Wales, Cardiff.

John Patton is Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia.

John Patton was born in 1930 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia.

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Excellent for Church pastoral care as well as CPE students  Mar 29, 2007
This is a one of a kind pastoral care book which is focused on what someone needs to know beginning their practice as well as for those who need to review. I have used it with Clinical Pastoral Education students who give it high marks as well as with a Church lay pastoral group. Worth considering for a personal library and professional review.
Long on opinions and longer on pastoral counseling  Jan 3, 2007
John Patton, a noted pastoral care provider, wrote a clear, frank, and opinionated book, Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide. I found the first part of the book about chaplaincy to be very helpful; along the lines of a "how to do it" book. I began reading the second part about counseling but stopped, because the section was of no interest to me. Either way, the book is worth having in one's personal library.
Good introduction to Pastoral Care  Nov 10, 2006
This book is an excellent introduction for those embarking on Clinical Pastoral Education. It is written from a Christian perspective, but is sufficiently ecumenical to be useful to those of other religions.
You must read this one if you care!  Mar 5, 2006
This is a very practical book for wasted words or "gush". We are using it in the 4th year of the United Church of Christ Lay Academy for our study in Pastoral Care.

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