Comforting the Bereaved

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Moody Press, 1985 - Religion - 150 pages
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Ministering to the mourning is one of the most taxing and delicate duties of a pastor. What minister can forget feeling helpless when conducting his first funeral service - or when calling on grieving family members from his first church? Comforting the Bereaved will help both ministers and concerned lay people give God's comfort to those who hurt. It deals with death and grief from a biblical and psychological perspective and also offers practical advice to ministers on how to handle the grief situation and the funeral service. Though it is impossible to deal with every delicate situation death can initiate, Comforting the Bereaved seeks to offer help for those situations that occur most. There are also suggested answers to questions people most often ask, and help in preparing funeral messages appropriate to individual circumstances. Warren and David Wiersbe, father and son, combine nearly forty years of ministry to help both pastor and lay person handle grief situations more effectively and thus comfort the bereaved.

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About the author (1985)

Clergyman, author and lecturer Warren Wendell Wiersbe was born in East Chicago on May 16, 1929. He attended Indiana University, Roosevelt University and Northern Baptist Seminary. He was ordained in 1953 and was the pastor of a number of churches, including Moody Church in Chicago. He was the general director for the radio show, Back to the Bible, and is Writer-in-Residence at Cornerstone College and Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Seminary. He has written more than one hundred books and is the Senior Contributing Editor for Baker Book House.

David W. Wiersbe has been a pastor for over thirty years and is currently serving his fourth church. He considers ministry to the grieving to be an important part of his calling and has worked with fire and rescue units, as well as local support groups for the grieving. He is the author "The Dynamics of Pastoral Care", as well as coauthor of four books with his father, and lives in Minnesota.

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