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Wipf & Stock Chaplain’s Ministry Collection (10 vols.)

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Get the wisdom and tools you need to minister as a chaplain to a variety of people in multiple contexts—including hospitals, prisons, and in the military. The Wipf & Stock Chaplain’s Ministry Collection contains insight on trauma counseling, ethics, and public policy. Rich with instructive personal narratives, these volumes provide chaplains with information critical to a successful chaplaincy.

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Key Features

  • Discusses major issues affecting chaplains in hospitals, prisons, and the military
  • Provides practical tools for counseling and insightful personal narratives
  • Addresses key issues in ethics and public policy

Product Details

  • Title: Wipf & Stock Chaplain’s Ministry Collection
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Volumes: 10
  • Pages: 2,118

Individual Titles

At Peace with War: A Chaplain's Meditations from Afghanistan

  • Author: Harold Ristau
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 108

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These thought-provoking personal reflections offer a unique window into the practical challenges of war-torn Afghanistan. You gain insight from a Christian army chaplain—who has experienced the terrors of war first hand. Join Padre Ristau in a journey marked by wonder, struggle, celebration and hardship.

At Peace with War is one of the most thoughtful, authentic, frank, and honest accounts of what it means to be a chaplain in a theatre of operations in the twenty-first century. This book is a must-read for those contemplating a career as a military chaplain.

—David C. Kettle, chaplain general of the Canadian Forces, retired

This is a must-read for any military member, or their families, to help them come to grips with the spiritual challenges of wartime military service.

—Carl H. Krueger Jr., president, Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, LCMS, U. S. Military, Retired

If you want to meet a workaday chaplain showing how faith and soldering can walk together, I recommend At Peace with War very highly indeed.

—Robert Bugbee, president, Lutheran Church-Canada

Harold Ristau is a Lutheran pastor, Reformation scholar, and a chaplain in the Canadian military. He spent several years working in cross-cultural ministry in Toronto and Montreal, and is the author of Understanding Martin Luther's Demonological Rhetoric in his Treatise: Against the Heavenly Prophets.

Challenges Faced by Iraq War Reservists and Their Families: A Soul Care Approach for Chaplains and Pastors

  • Author: Ken J. Walden
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 148

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Using a practical theological method, this book analyzes the various psychological impacts of the Iraq War. Learn about the psychological problems faced by veterans of the Iraq War and how to treat the emotional, physical, psychiatric, relational, and spiritual challenges military reservists and their families face. Experienced military chaplain Ken Walden recommends that chaplains and pastors use a soul care approach to support reservists and their families suffering from their experiences of the Iraq War. Walden provides a guide for any person interested in participating in such support.

Ken Walden, from firsthand experience with these veterans, gives solid help to pastors and congregations seeking to minister to those in pain in the aftermath of Iraq.

Will Willimon, professor of Christian ministry, Duke Divinity School

Reverend Walden’s pastoral care insights reflect keen therapeutic relevance, as well as a tutorial bridge for pastoral and lay leaders who seek to provide practical and effective social interventions, resources, and support to wounded warriors experiencing pain and trauma as a result of their dedicated service

—Vergel L. Lattimore, vice president and professor of pastoral psychology and counseling, Hood Theological Seminary

Ken J. Walden is a United Methodist minister, and a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserves. He is the author of A Pastor’s Poetry.

Crisis Counseling with Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Nonprofessional Counselors

  • Authors: William Van Ornum and John B. Mordock
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 256

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Here is a book for parents, teachers, concerned relatives, clergy, guidance counselors, medical personnel—anyone who cares for children. It offers guidance for helping kids through traumatic experiences such as death, divorce, sickness, hospitalization, handicaps, as well as aggression, and defiance. It identifies how and when to make a referral to a professional helper, and is based on the latest findings of child psychologists. This text provides helpful case histories, methods, essential references, and a useful bibliography.

Every parent should keep this book on the shelf right next to the nutrition, medical, and Dr. Spock books.

Marriage and Family Living

This superb book is indeed a guide for nonprofessional counselors, and is written for all who work with children.

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William Van Ornum is professor of psychology at Marist College and director of research, development, and grants at American Mental Health Foundation in New York City. He studied theology and scripture at DePaul University. He is the coauthor of Psychological Testing across the Lifespan

John B. Mordock is a child and family psychologist. He is the author of Counseling the Defiant Child: A Basic Guide to Helping Troubled and Aggressive Youth, The Other Children: An Introduction to Exceptionality , and the coauthor of A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children .

Danse Macabre: Thoughts on Death and Memento Mori from a Hospice Chaplain

  • Author: N. Thomas Johnson-Medland
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 188

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Think through the nature of death and how we respond to this difficult reality with N. Thomas Johnson-Medland. He discusses his career as a hospice provider and what he has learned about death from his patients. Adding his own reflections, Johnson-Medland explores the question of death through the eyes of many perspectives and cultures.

N. Thomas Johnson-Medland is ordained in the Eastern Orthodox Church. He is a life-long pastoral counselor and hospice worker. He now serves as the CEO of Lighthouse Hospice. He wrote Feed My Sheep; Lead My Sheep: A Handbook of Leadership Formation for Individuals and Groups, Bridges, Paths, and Waters, From the Belly of the Whale: Poems of the Male Soul.

Healing for the City: Counseling in the Urban Setting

  • Author: Craig Ellison and Edward S. Mynard
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 336

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Healing for the City is a counseling manual designed for urban residents, both Christian and non-Christian. It focuses on the brokenness and typical problems of city life without assuming that all who live in the city suffer from serious dysfunctions. Craig Ellison and Ed Mynard offer practical guidance for those who have become victims of the emotional, relational, and spiritual distress often found in the city.

Craig Ellison serves on the National Advisory Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and is a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He was the director of the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY, and professor of urban studies and counseling at the Alliance Theological Seminary. He wrote From Stress to Well-Being, Loneliness: The Search for Intimacy, and he edited The Urban Mission.

Hospital Ministry: The Role of the Chaplain Today

  • Editor: Lawrence E. Holst
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 256

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This helpful handbook explores the various roles chaplains fill, and the tasks they perform in the hospital setting. It examines procedural questions, ethics, and ministering in a multi-cultural contexts suffused by grief, anxiety, and loss. This book includes a forward by ethicist and life-long minister Martin E. Marty.

Admirably captures both the experiential and conceptual dimensions of the work of the hospital chaplain. As such, this book serves equally well as an introduction to pastoral care for medical personnel, patients, and clergy, and as an important addition to the professional literature of the pastoral care field.

Journal of the American Medical Association

A timely, intelligent, and highly readable book.

The Christian Century

Chaplaincy as proposed and practiced by Holst et al is prophetic and contributes to rediscovering the interrelationship between faith, attitude, and healing.

Journal of Pastoral Care

Lawrence E. Holst was a Lutheran minister and hospital chaplain. He wrote Toward a Creative Chaplaincy.

In Jesus’ Name: Evangelicals and Military Chaplaincy

  • Author: John D. Laing
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 316

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Draw on the knowledge and experience of John Laing as he addresses key questions about ministering as an evangelical chaplain in the U.S. military. Intended for prospective and current chaplains, Laing’s book presents issues relevant to all areas of public ministry.

This book dispels some of the current myths put out by disgruntled chaplains and gives an accurate understanding of the challenges that confront evangelical chaplains today.

—Paul Vicalvi, executive director of the National Association of Evangelicals Chaplains Commission

A timely book that may provide answers to the difficult questions confronting today’s chaplains.

—Keith Travis, chaplaincy team leader, North American Mission Board

John D. Laing is associate professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston. He is the director of Southwestern Seminary’s chaplaincy programs, and has served as both the chairman and the secretary-treasurer of the Southwest Region of the Evangelical Theological Society. Laing has served in the United States Army for more than 25 years, and is currently the senior chaplain for the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard.

Justice That Heals: A Biblical Vision for Victims and Offenders

  • Author: Arthur Paul Boers
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 176

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Discover the alternative of the Bible to the failing North American criminal justice systems. Listen to stories of those involved in the system and hear from those pursuing a more “restorative justice.” Find biblical words of hope, challenge, and counsel regarding the criminal justice system.

Anyone looking for a study/discussion source that examines a Christian response to criminal justice will find this book both disturbing and enlightening.

—Harold R. Regier, former director, Offender Victim Ministries, Inc.

Here is a book which may help us forward. It has a freshness and a wisdom sorely needed in the discussion of penal affairs today.

—R. M. Hardy, former bishop of Lincoln, England and HM Prisons

Arthur Paul Boers is associate professor of pastoral theology at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. He is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church USA, and a Benedictine oblate at St. Gregory’s Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan. He wrote The Way is Made by Walking, Never Call Them Jerks, and he coauthored Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions with Eugene Peterson.

Raising Spirits: Stories of Suffering and Comfort at Death’s Door

  • Author: Michael Goldberg
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 158

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Raising Spirits is the first book to explore care giving at the end of life from a spiritual as well as clinical perspective. It tells the stories of Michael Goldberg’s journeys with patients, their families, and loved ones as they face the challenges awaiting them at life’s edges.

The stories are so gripping that you won't want to put them down. [It is] essential reading for all who care for the dying, including their families.

—Nancey Murphy, professor of Christian philosophy, Fuller Seminary

This is the best book I know of on this very important subject.

—Owen C. Thomas, emeritus professor of theology, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Any chaplain, caregiver for the dying, or simply a human being on a quest to understand what this life is all about will benefit from reading this book.

—Judith Eighmy, hospice consultant, Pacific Healthcare Consultants

In truth, Goldberg is that rare individual who understands the pain of another's heart and has the ability to ease that pain.

—Rabbi Sheldon Pennes, director of spiritual life at the Los Angeles Jewish Home

Michael Goldberg is a Jewish rabbi and has held two university chairs in Jewish Studies. He served as an ethical consultant to the Georgia Supreme Court, and works as a hospital and hospice chaplain, giving spiritual support and guidance to patients of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. He wrote Why Should Jews Survive?: Looking Past the Holocaust toward a Jewish Future, Jews and Christians, Getting Our Stories Straight, and Theology and Narrative: A Critical Introduction.

Spiritual Aspects of Health Care

  • Author: David J. Stoter
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 176

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Written by an experienced hospital chaplain, Spiritual Aspects of Health Care provides you with a comprehensive guide to meeting the spiritual and religious needs of all your patients. David Stoter provides an introduction to the nature of spiritual care, and follows it with a practical section on the healthcare career, self-examinaion, skill development, and the dynamic of patient-provider relationship. Stoter also prepares chaplains by discussing common patient responses to illness, pain, loss, and recovery.

[I]t is to be hoped that this book will find its way to bookshelves of all grades of staff committed to caring for the sick and the dying.

—E. M. Symonds, dean of the Medical School, Nottingham

David J. Stoter is the author of Staff Support in Health Care.

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    how can I become a chaplain ?


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