Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious Caregivers
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.
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Review: Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious CaregiversUser Review - Paul Shaver - Goodreads
Decent book...fairly easy to read! What he says makes sense and should be easy to apply to ministry. Read full review
Review: Recalling Our Own Stories: Spiritual Renewal for Religious CaregiversUser Review - Ferrell Foster - Goodreads
Wimberly has some excellent insight for ministers and other professional caregivers. The book has some real shortcomings in structure and communication, but the sum total of the entire book is a positive result. Read full review
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