Hospital Preaching as Informed by Bedside Listening: A Homiletical Guide for Preachers, Pastors, and Chaplains in Hospital, Hospice, Prison, and Nursing Home Ministries

Hospital Preaching as Informed by Bedside Listening: A Homiletical Guide for Preachers, Pastors, and Chaplains in Hospital, Hospice, Prison, and Nursing Home Ministries

by Cajetan N. Ihewulezi
     
 

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Hospital Preaching as Informed by Bedside Listening states the great need to sit down face to face and attentively listen to stories, experiences, and feelings of patients. These bedside encounters with patients can well inform the preacher (chaplain or pastoral minister) and can result in more effective liturgical preaching in hospitals, hospice, prison, and

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Hospital Preaching as Informed by Bedside Listening states the great need to sit down face to face and attentively listen to stories, experiences, and feelings of patients. These bedside encounters with patients can well inform the preacher (chaplain or pastoral minister) and can result in more effective liturgical preaching in hospitals, hospice, prison, and nursing home settings. This book aims to improve pastoral care ministry of the sick. This pastoral approach provides a homiletical guide for preachers, pastors, and chaplains involved in hospital, hospice, or nursing home ministries. It also helps pastoral ministers to develop better listening skills for the stories and experiences of the sick, as well as the ability to use these stories and experiences in the proclamation of the gospel. Such intentional bedside listening and the preaching that results from listening are important for addressing the problems of the sick and can enhance emotional, spiritual, and physical healing.

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Editorial Reviews

Fr. Charles Hart
…A practical, well-informed, and valuable resource for anyone in ministry, but especially ministers to serve the sick, the infirmed, or the imprisoned. He addresses the parallel process in regards to storytelling and preaching, which is not usually done nor done well in books about preaching.
M. Cristina Stevens
In this research, Fr. Ihewulezi has provided the pastoral care community a rich resource for ministry development. I would recommend this book to anyone who is preparing for parish or specialized pastoral ministry.
Fr. George Boudreau
…Armed with communications theory from the experts and his extensive experience as a hospital chaplain …Ihewulezi's work will no doubt serve as an eye-opening must-read for hospital, hospice, and nursing home chaplains. But for all parish ministers and preachers who are privileged to visit the sick, especially those thrust into this ministry with little or no formal training, this book will be most invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761852926
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Cajetan Ngozika Ihewulezi is a Catholic priest of the Holy Ghost Order. He received an M.A. in systematic theology at Duquesne University and in historical theology at St. Louis University. He holds a doctorate degree in homiletics at The Aquinas Institute of Theology and is a board-certified hospital chaplain by the NACC.

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