Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls

Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls

by Allan Hugh Cole Jr.


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Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls by Allan Hugh Cole Jr.

As Allan Cole knows firsthand, both personally and pastorally, Christians are not immune from anxiety, and many believers go to their church leaders for support and solace. This helpful book draws on narrative approaches to theology and counseling to suggest how pastoral caregivers may effectively minister to anxious persons.

Be Not Anxious provides pastors and other caregivers with a basic understanding of anxiety, including how to identify those suffering from it and how to get at what is making them anxious. Cole focuses both on cognitive-based methods and on common faith practices — church membership, frequent worship, prayer, Bible reading, service, and confession — showing how these may provide relief from anxiety. By addressing the roles of both psychiatry and ministry as co-liberators from anxiety, he leads the pastor and the faith community in helping disquieted souls to find rest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802863102
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Allan Hugh Cole Jr. is the Nancy T. Williamson Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. His previous works include From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings (Eerdmans).

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