Visiting the sick has been part of the church's ministry for centuries. Here are tools to make that task lighter for the working pastor or serving layperson. Includes hospital etiquette; the role of the pastor; the patient's perspective; compassionate care for specific illnesses; prayers, poems, and hymns; baptism, communion, and anointing services; and a bibliography. 190 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
A field manual for giving pastoral care to the sick. In addition to general hospital visitation information, special sections describe the emotional and spiritual needs of patients with a wide variety of illnesses and highlight the therapeutic value of using appropriate humor. Includes Scripture passages, prayers, and hospital service suggestions.
An author and retired minister of Middle TennesseePresbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a graduate ofDavidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, UnionTheological Seminary in Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, andVanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He alsostudied at New College, University of Edinburgh inScotland.