PASTORAL MINISTRY TO FAMILIES by J. C. Wynn
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PASTORAL MINISTRY TO FAMILIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This should prove to be an unusually useful book for all Protestant ministers. The author, a member of the Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., presents this book as largely the shared experience and conviction which came out of a series of pastors' seminars in family counseling. The family is considered the basic unit in all pastoral ministry, with a fruitful ministry to the individual depending upon an adequate understanding of and an extended ministry within his family situation. Strong emphasis is placed upon postoral counseling--what it is, what to do, and what not to do, and the importance of the minister's understanding of himself and his family if he is to be of maximum help to others. Many books are being written on this subject these days, but few manage to condense this growing body of counseling literature as well or as interestingly as Dr. Wynn. For some who have been in the ministry ten years or more this book may well be an introduction to this family centered ministry in the modern sense, and a good bibliography will lead the more eager on to further knowledge and better practice.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1957
Publisher: Westminster Press