The Gift of Encouragement

The Gift of Encouragement

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Grief and loss are parts of living. None of us escape. How can you console someone when words can never be enough? In The Gift of Encouragement, author Marjorie Thompson offers practical help to give confidence and skill to pastors, Stephen ministers, congregational caregivers, and other persons serving those who need comfort. With a central message on the importance of simply being there, Rev. Thompson combines practical how-toa€™s with ways for pastors to introduce the spiritual disciplines for more hopeful and satisfied living. The book will contain prayers, scriptures, ways to think about the sacraments, suggestions for how to begin practicing spiritual disciplines, and thoughts about how faith in God can restore our courage and heart in times of loss. This small book gives real ways to help to help you as you make visits, write notes, find appropriate scriptures and prayers, avoid clichAcs, and think through the presence of God in dark and searching times.Invite the Holy Spirit tobeat work in bothofyou for healing and wholeness. a€c Envision a stateof ... Craft. of. Forgiveness. Finally, perhaps nothing goes to the heartof broken human relationships as profoundly as forgiveness. Henri Nouwen onceanbsp;...

Title:The Gift of Encouragement
Author:Marjorie J. Thompson
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 2013-02-01


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