Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction

Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction

by Dr. Robert W. Kellemen, Karole A. Edwards
     
 

The African American Church has always helped hurting and hardened people through the personal and corporate ministries of sustaining, healing, reconciling, and guiding. This four-dimensional model is the traditional and widely recognized pattern for understanding lay spiritual friendship, pastoral care, and professional Christian counseling. Beyond the Suffering

Overview

The African American Church has always helped hurting and hardened people through the personal and corporate ministries of sustaining, healing, reconciling, and guiding. This four-dimensional model is the traditional and widely recognized pattern for understanding lay spiritual friendship, pastoral care, and professional Christian counseling. Beyond the Suffering seeks to uncover the buried treasure of wisdom about soul care and spiritual direction contained in the history of African American Christianity.
Written with the blended perspectives of an African American woman and a Caucasian man, Beyond the Suffering offers an in-depth exploration of this rich tradition, showing Christians proven ways to help people find hope in the midst of deep pain and sorrow. Pastors, counselors, and lay people, as well as African Americans hungry for the legacy of their ancestors, will appreciate both the history and the practical applications found in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801068065
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Robert W. Kellemen is chairman of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship (MACCD) Department at Capital Bible Seminary, in Lanham, Maryland. He lives in Crown Point, Indiana.

Karole A. Edwards is director of the "After 5" ministry, a women's small group ministry at the 10,000-member strong McLean Bible Church in McLean, Virginia. Ms. Edwards facilitates the spiritual leadership and management of the ministry, which disciples, shepherds, and cares for over 250 women in small group settings throughout the Washington, D.C., area. She lives in Germantown, Maryland.

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