Resources

Resources for thinking deeply about pastoral theology and ministry
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Pastoral Theology

Bretherton, Luke. (2010). Hospitality As Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Hunsinger, Deborah van Deusen. (2006). Pray Without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Hunsinger, Deborah van Deusen. (1995) Theology and Pastoral Counseling: A New Interdisciplinary Approach. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Hunsinger, Deborah van Deusen. (2015) Bearing the Unbearable: Trauma, Gospel, and Pastoral Care. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Peterson, Eugene H. (1992) Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work. Gracewing.

Kapic, K. M. (2017). Embodied Hope: A Theological Meditation on Pain and Suffering. InterVarsity Press.

Webster, J. (2003). Holiness. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans.

Smith, James K. A. (2014). How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Eerdmans.

Swinton, John. (2007) Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Chan, Sam. (2016) Preaching as the Word of God: Answering an Old Question with Speech-Act Theory. Wipf and Stock Publishers.


Pastoral Ministry (ministry reflected on and in conversation with Scripture)

Swinton, John. (2012) Dementia: Living in the Memories of God. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

Riem, Roland. (1993) Stronger Than Death: A Study of Love for the Dying. Darton Longman & Todd. (Out of Print, available 2nd hand, Abebooks.com)

Munday, John S., and Frances Wohlenhaus-Munday. (1995) Surviving the Death of a Child. Westminster John Knox Press.

Hauerwas, Stanley. (1990) Naming the Silences : God, Medicine, and the Problem of Suffering. Wm. B Eerdmans.

Carter, Lee. (2015) Letters To Emma: A Memoir Of Grief And God’s Love Matthias Media.

Arnott, Paul R. (2003) No Time to Say Goodbye: When a Loved One, Dies Especially a Child. Acorn Press, Limited.

Townsend, Tim. (2015) Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis. HarperCollins.

Kalanithi, Paul. (2016) When Breath Becomes Air. Random House.

Westberg, Granger E. (2010) Good Grief. Fortress Press.


Pastoral Care (How to of Christian care) 

Guthrie, Nancy. (2016) What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts). Crossway Books.

Simms, Sally. (2105) Together Through the Storm: A Practical Guide to Christian Care Matthias Media.

Robinson, Stephen. (1997) Ministry in Disaster Settings: Lessons from the Edge. 1997.


Spiritual Care Resources (written from a spiritual care/wellbeing perspective) 

Zagdanski, Doris. (2018 ed) Stuck for Words: What to Say to Someone Who Is Grieving. Wilkinson Publishing.

Frankl, Viktor E. (1946 English Tr. 1959) Man’s Search for Meaning. Various publishers.

Grant, Airdre. (2016) Stumbling Stones: A Path through Grief, Love and Loss. Hardie Grant Publishing.

Gawande, Atul. (2014) Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End. Profile Books.

Weingarten, Kathy. (2003) Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day : How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal. Dutton.