Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious Caregivers / Edition 1

Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious Caregivers / Edition 1

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by Edward P. Wimberly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787903639

ISBN-13: 9780787903633

Pub. Date: 05/28/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Reconnect with your original call to ministry and passion for caregiving with this spiritual reneretreat in book form.

Clergy and other professional religious caregivers routinely find that parishioners and clients expect from them a superhuman level of empathy and love-a level that embodies God's love. Many of these caregivers expect no less of themselves. This

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Reconnect with your original call to ministry and passion for caregiving with this spiritual reneretreat in book form.

Clergy and other professional religious caregivers routinely find that parishioners and clients expect from them a superhuman level of empathy and love-a level that embodies God's love. Many of these caregivers expect no less of themselves. This myth of perfection often leads to burnout in caregivers, who then run the risk of damaging themselves and others.

Minister and counselor Edward P. Wimberly crafts a powerful and innovative path to renewal based on his popular workshops and retreats. He guides religious professionals-trained to attend to the stories of others'to reexamine the personal and professional stories that shape their own lives as individuals, family members, and ministers. Recalling Our Own Stories, a spiritual renewal retreat in book form, guides religious professionals in reconnecting with their original calling. Most important, it offers readers ways to reauthor their personal mythologies, giving them renewed vigor in ministry and caregiving.

Wimberly shares the varied life stories of caregivers of diverse cultural backgrounds while walking readers through the process of revisiting their lives, recognizing unrealistic expectations, and transforming wounded beliefs into sources of compassion, strength, and renewal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787903633
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Jossey-Bass Religion-in-Practice Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
512,391
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1. To Be Called Anew: Finding Spiritual Replenishment in Our Own Stories.

2. Personal Myths: Stories That Empower Us or Leave Us Vulnerable.

3. Marital and Family Myths: Stories That Affect Our Relationships with Loved Ones.

4. Ministry Myths: Stories That Help or Hinder Us in Serving God.

5. The Possibility of Change: Reauthoring the Myths That Bind Us.

6. Suzanne: Allowing the True Self to Surface.

7. James and Hope: Understanding Who Called Us to Ministry.

8. Blanche and Henry: Seeing Our Spouses for Who They Are.

9. Zelda and David: Seizing the In-Between Moments When Change is Possible.

10. From Walking Wounded to Wounded Healer: What to Expect on the Journey.

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Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious Caregivers 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The concept of 'recalling our stories' is a powerful one, and this book is useful for pastors and other religious leaders seeking renewal. It lacks 'zip' but will still be valuable for those seeking refreshment.