Suicide: Pastoral Responses  -     By: Loren L. Townsend
Buy Item $17.09 Retail: $18.99 Save 10% ($1.90) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Suicide: Pastoral Responses

Abingdon Press / 2006 / Paperback

$17.09 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $18.99
|
Save 10% ($1.90)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
CBD Stock No: WW92970

Current Promotions
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0687492971
ISBN-13: 9780687492978
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Publisher's Description

Gives pastors strategies to effectively respond to persons at possible risk for suicide and families of suicide victims.

No one can ever be prepared enough to deal with suicide; but one can identify special risks and be aware of short and long-term effects on survivors and family members. In Suicide: Pastoral Responses, Dr. Townsend defines patterns and issues that surround suicide. This book will help ministers identify particular markers and give steps for pastoral intervention and suicide prevention.

The Pastoral Responses series is designed to help pastors and other pastoral caregivers deal with crises or significant difficulties. Called upon to offer advice, guidance, and comfort to parishioners, their families, and the congregation on a myriad of medical, mental health, social, legal, and theological issues, these books offer concrete, practical suggestions for the situations that pastors face in the parish today.

"Dr. Townsend approaches the potentially suicidal individual and the bereaved person with the heart of a pastor and the experience of a counselor. Integrating basic and effective techniques and spiritual approaches, the author provides a sound framework and presents a wide scope of information to help pastors."

--Joel Osler Brende, Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. A well known author, Dr. Brende has received two Awards for Scientific Books from The Menninger Foundation.

"This book offers tremendous hope and concrete guidance to pastors who are often the 'first responders' with the numerous issues surrounding suicide and its prevention. I recommend it wholeheartedly."

--Walt Kallestad, Pastor of Community Church of Joy in Glendale, Arizona.

"Comprehensive, concise, pastoral, and practical. This book will offer concrete guidance and a method for theological reflection to help pastors know what to do and say when the church family experiences a completed or attempted suicide."

--Virginia Todd Holeman, Professor of Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary


 

Author Bio

Loren L. Townsend is Henry Morris Edmonds Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Professor at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Va.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. What Do I Do When Teenagers are Depressed and Contemplate Suicide?
    What Do I Do When Teenagers are Depressed and Contemplate Suicide?
    Steve Gerali
    Zondervan/Youth Specialties / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $6.29 Retail: $6.99 Save 10% ($0.70)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW291961
  2. Christians Get Depressed Too
    Christians Get Depressed Too
    David Murray
    Reformation Heritage Books / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $10.00 Save 30% ($3.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW781000
  3. When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--and Joy
    When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--and Joy
    John Piper
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $6.29 Retail: $7.99 Save 21% ($1.70)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW48765
  4. Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey
    Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey
    Jonathan Morrow
    Kregel Publications / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $13.99 Retail: $18.99 Save 26% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW433542

Availability

Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search