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|1.||Grief Ministry and Those Who Minister||5|
|2.||Grief Minister as Helper||13|
|3.||Grief Minister as Spiritual Guide||25|
|4.||Grief Minister and the Grieving Child||34|
|5.||Grief Minister and Religious Expression||43|
|6.||Grief Minister and Anniversary Affect||49|
|7.||Grief Minister and Journal Writing||58|
|8.||Grief Minister and Teenage Loss||67|
|9.||Grief Minister and Liturgy Preparation||74|
|10.||Grief Minister as Compassionate Listener||83|
|Grief Topics and Bibliography||92|
Posted October 11, 2004
This book is a rich addition for those who want to minister to the bereaved. It is an excellent training manual and an overall introduction to the multi-dimensional aspects of grief ministry. It presents strategies, information, definitions, and empathic resourcefulness. If you want to sharpen skills or introduce others to the ministry, this is the work to use.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 28, 2004
Any one who wants to explore the many dimensions for ways to console will find this very valuable. This book is unique as it explores the multifaceted aspects of ministry. It has healing spiritual, psychological, and social aspects not before explored in this total context. The frustration in helping people to find their place in ministry will end when this book is utilized. It provides those who want to minister to the bereaved with basic skills and outlines for effective ministry. In itself Fr. Curley's book is a complete outline for any parish or institution wanting to start or enhance an already existing grief program. Once in awhile a book like this comes along. It is the product of considerable scholarship and experience throughout the years put forth in readable and meaningful ways for those who want to be minsiters of care.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 4, 2004
This work is a comprehnsive way of experiencing the Ministry of Consolation. Anyone who wants to participate and minister in grief ministry will find this work very valuable. It sorts out the multifaceted aspects of caring for the bereaved. This work is a tool for ministering which is unique in it's approach. In working with hospice, hospitals, elderly, parish grief programs, children, and teenagers this work is a real resource. It ought to be on evryone's bookshelf readily available to go back to time and again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.