CHRISTIAN FAITH AND PASTORAL CARE by Charles Duell Kean
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CHRISTIAN FAITH AND PASTORAL CARE

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Of the many books being written on this subject, Christian Faith and Pastoral Care by the Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C. is likely to prove to be one of the most highly appreciated and widely used. Dr. Kean has full knowledge of the modern skills in pastoral care and counseling, and he proceeds to relate them most helpfully to the many phases of the Christian minister's profession so that he may do the most effective job for the welfare of those in his care, and to work in the closest fellowship with professionals from other disciplines. The pastor is the representative of the Church understood as The Holy People of God, and it is to increase the awareness of the members of this fellowship of their true status, as well as to seek out others for whom God also cares that the true pastor exercises his ministry. He points out the many opportunities for pastoral care that present themselves regularly ""in line of duty,"" in calling both on the well and on the sick, on those who ""belong and those who don't, in the counselling situation in hospitals and institutions, at the time of death, before and after marriage and in cases of social assistance. It isn't so much that Dr. Kean has contributed much that is new, as he admits, but he does bring it into focus by reminding us of the purpose and objective through it all, it the constant reminder of God's never failing love to all of God's children. A minister does not have to be an to be helped by this book. It fits every phase and branch of the Protestant ministry.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1961
Publisher: Seabury Press