When a traumatized minister has nothing left to give and is on the brink of despair, how can he find the strength to go on? Who is going to minister to his wounded and broken spirit?
Along the path to hope and healing, Reverend William de Plore learns that true ministry is universally challenging, pastoral care is intense, and no one is immune to human limitations. Can restoration be found in a circle of seven ministers?
The Circle of Seven: When His Servants are Weak is book for ministers who have been wounded by the giving of intense pastoral care. It is also for Christians who care for ministers and wish to help and support them. Ennis takes the reader out of the clean sanctuaries and into the dirty streets where pastoral care can be messy, bloody, and traumatizing. Readers are shown the genuine struggles of ministers as they seek to be Jesus to those who have been victims of the evils of a fallen world.
The stories presented here are real. They are not clean and pretty, but they are filled with faithful people in difficult circumstances finding their wounds healed by God's grace. While specific details have been necessarily fictionalized, the reality of the traumatizing wounding and the restorative healing is entirely factual and based upon actual events.
|Publisher:||Deep River Books Llc|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 Will He Kill Himself? 13
2 I Hurt a Child 19
3 Assembling a Circle 29
4 The Depressed and the Hippie 43
5 Assembled Circle 49
6 She Was Beaten by My Pride 55
7 Baby Killer 65
8 A Non-Mother's Pain 75
9 Silent Supper 87
10 Evicted Children 91
11 Abducted 101
12 Millstones for the Neck 113
13 Christ's Healing 123
14 Welcome Home 133