Today's technology offers thousands of applications--apps--to solve problems and to enhance lives. Whether it's making major financial decisions or planning a dinner menu--there's an app for that!
When it comes to dealing with life's inevitable difficulties, a pastoral visit and a prayer are helpful, but people of faith--and people in search of faith--need sacred assurance directly from God's Word. They need a Scripture app.
While many books reference Scriptures for use in tough times, this book includes the Scriptures in an easily accessible format. It also provides commentary based on the author's decades of pastoral care experience to help apply the ancient words to contemporary situations. Pastors, counselors, chaplains, anyone who cares for others, and all of us who need care, here are Scripture apps made easy!
""[Burgess] is deeply grounded in Scripture and has the keen sensibility of a pastor. He has, moreover, confidence to work the interface between Scripture and real life, and has the emancipated imagination to make compelling connections between the two . . .The author knows, as the church has always known, it is about application!""
Author and speaker
""[The author] demonstrates a sensitive approach to important moments of human suffering. His gentle words, joined with Scripture, provide moments of 'sheer silence' that allow an opportunity to discern God's Word for our situation. [This work] is a helpful resource for those who yearn to hear, and those who are called to speak, a hopeful word in times of challenge and struggle.""
Presbyterian Church (USA) minister
""How I wish I had had these apps twenty years ago when I started pastoral ministry! Those nail-biting situations I had to muddle through would have been approached with a more confident, theologically connected response. I'm impressed by the weaving of the pastoral situation with appropriate Bible texts and helpful discussion to ponder. Thank you, Sid. I now know what I can get for myself and colleagues for presents!""
""This little gem of a book, written in very brief chapters, reflects the gleanings of Sid's years of reflection on God's word, especially the Psalms, in regard to a wide range of real-life struggles. No scripture-as-recipe-book with facile answers here, but rather a starting place to provoke the dialogue of faith.""
""Sid Burgess is an excellent preacher and a thoughtful liturgist who leads a creative, loving congregation. This book gives us what that congregation has experienced for years: insightful, imaginative appropriation of Holy Scripture for life's countless challenges . . . Each page carefully reminds us of the good news in Jesus Christ--God is truly for us.""
About the Contributor(s):
Sid Burgess is Pastor of the Edgewood Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Birmingham, Alabama. His sermons have been heard on the Protestant Hour (now Day One), and are available at www.edgewoodpc.org.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
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