Rest in the storm: self-care strategies for clergy and other caregivers

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Judson Press, May 1, 2001 - Religion - 131 pages
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Are You Overdosing on Overcommitment? Even the most committed and competent ministers suffer enormous physical, mental, and spiritual strain. Too many remain in denial about the severity of pastoral stress, even as they are deteriorating emotionally and physically.

Drawing from biblical, theological, and sociological sources as well as personal experience, author Kirk Jones discusses the fundamental importance of self-care for clergy and other professionals engaged in helping people. Filled with creative and practical strategies for integrating self-care into vocational life, this compelling resource identifies the factors that influence overload and outlines plausible strategies for escaping such bondage. Rest in the Storm is a lifeline for caregivers who feel overwhelmed by the demands of their calling or profession.

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This is a awesome book. It's great for those of us who are seeking some guidance on what we need to do to help other by helping ourselves. I highly recommend this book for those of us who are ministering to others. It's put things in a whole new perspective. ... Read full review

Wisdom for the overwhelmed

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Primarily audience is pastors, but lots of wisdom for lay leaders or any Christians who are overwhelmed with ministry. I highly recommend this book. Read full review

Contents

Naming the Pain
1
Confessing and Confronting SelfViolence
9
The Back of the Boat
23
Copyright

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Kirk Byron Jones, D. Min., Ph.D. is a popular speaker, author, professor at Andover-Newton Theological School, and former pastor of churches in Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

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