Wounded Healer : Ministry In Contemporary Society
The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings — a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering — in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.
SKU (ISBN): 9780385148030
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: February 1979
Grief Observed$15.99Add to cart
Written by C. S. Lewis with love and humility, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and courageously encounters the anger and heart-break that followed the death of his wife, an American-born poet, Joy Davidman. Handwritten entries from notebooks that Lewis found in his home capture the doubt and anguish that we all face in times of great loss. He questions his beliefs in this graceful and poignant affirmation of faith in the face of senseless loss.
Common Life : The Wedding Story$17.00Add to cart
1. The Proposal
2. The Grill
3. The Fanfare
4. The Bishop
5. The Joke
6. The Letter
7. The Prayer
8. The Preamble
9. The Wedding
10. The Beginning
Mitford’s Lord’s Chapel seats barely two hundred souls, yet millions of Jan Karon’s fans will be there for the most joyful event in years: the wedding of Father Tim Kavanagh and Cynthia Coppersmith. Here at last is A Common Life, and the long-awaited answers to these deeply probing questions: Will Father Tim fall apart when he takes his vows? Will Cynthia make it to the church on time? Who’ll arrange the flowers and bake the wedding cake? And will Uncle Billy’s prayers for a great joke be answered in time for the reception?
All the beloved Mitford characters will be there: Dooley Barlowe, Miss Sadie and Louella, Emma Newland, the mayor; in short, everybody who’s anybody in the little town with the big heart.
A Common Life is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, and for a bride or groom to give to his or her beloved. In truth, it’s perfect for anyone who believes in laughter, relies on hope, and celebrates love.
1928 Book Of Common Prayer$44.99Add to cart
A treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and other people who appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. This classic edition features a Presentation section containing certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage. Burgundy hardcover binding, gold cross.
Prayer Changes Things Grid Dot Journal$12.99Add to cart
INSPIRATIONAL HARDCOVER JOURNAL: High quality paper and twin-wire spiral binding
130 GRID DOT PAGES: Measures 5.75 x 8.5-inches
WATERCOLOR ARTWORK: Blended oranges, black geometric lines and hand lettered print; reads “Prayer changes everything”
MULTIPLE USES: Use as a scheduling book, for bullet journaling, sketching, note taking and more; give to a friend, family member or keep for yourself