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Wed 17 Apr 2019 @ 21:38
RT @CanonOakleyIn the Wilderness by Robert Graves. I love the idea of the scapegoat keeping Christ company. #APoemADay https://t.co/19UPaXXUfZ
Author(s): Samuel Wells
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Priests and pastoral caregivers often accompany people who are struggling to negotiate experiences of sickness, bereavement or anxiety.
There are no easy answers in such situations, no formulaic remedies, no slick theological explanations. The process of being present, listening and responding is demanding and requires skills and wisdom beyond ministers' own experience. Often, caregivers feel they receive more than they give in such encounters.
Samuel Wells reflects theologically and pastorally on twenty such encounters that were both hugely challenging and hugely instructive for him.
The result is a book of profound practical wisdom and understanding that will inform and enrich pastoral ministry for all who read it.
An extended introduction on the nature and practice of pastoral ministry introduces these memorable and moving accounts.
Samuel Wells is Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London and a renowned public theologian. He is well-known for his broadcasting and writing, and is the author of more than thirty books.
'Samuel Wells arguably has the liveliest, most agile, best informed, critically disciplined mind in the entire Christian community. And he has a baptized heart of honesty, compassion, and passion to match his baptized mind.' - Walter Brueggemann
'Samuel Wells, one of the finest priest-theologians of our time, weaves together deep theology with the practical heart and skill of a pastor.' - Justin Welby