Kirkus Star


Email this review


A must book for all clergy who would share in the approach which the Church and medical science are making toward each other in attempting to combine the best information gleaned from the disciplines of science with the health-giving resources of the Christian religion. In particular, this book is an attempt to appropriate knowledge from medical disciplines, and to illustrate how pastoral care can more effectively be given in the light of this information. The material presented by the Rev. Richard Young and Dr. Meiburg is taken from the clinical records of typical patients who have cooperated with the ""team"" of doctor, psychiatrist and chaplain in making it available to others who would minister better to the ill in body, mind and spirit. Among the chapters are those addressed to the pastoral care of the heart patient, the ulcer patient, the asthma patient, the skin patient, the surgical patient, and the acutely bereaved. Any pastor will see himself and his own parishioners in these stories, and he will be a better pastor to them because of what he can learn in this book. It is an important contribution to the growing literature of pastoral care which should find its way into every pastor's study.

Pub Date: April 27th, 1960
Publisher: Harper