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The Baker Wedding Handbook is a comprehensive, up-to-date wedding resource for pastors that offers essential guidance in conducting traditional and contemporary weddings. This essential resource is in a convenient size that's easy to hold when officiating a wedding and includes:
- ceremonies from fourteen traditions
- suggestions for special services (vow renewal, blessing a civil union, marrying individuals with children from previous relationships, and an ecumenical ceremony)
- suggestions for prayers, Scripture readings, and music
- resources for writing vows and conducting unity candle and unity sand ceremonies
- reproducible planning charts
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.63 (inches)|
The Geeky Calvinist5 Stars Out Of 5A Wonderful Easy To Use AidMay 30, 2017The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Weddings! I love weddings! Captain Jack Sparrow.
You made agree with this sentiment. In any case thousands of couples get married every day, and most couples decide to have a God-honoring wedding ceremony led by a minister of the Gospel. Yet many of these couples go to churches in denominational traditions with liturgies specific for marriage ceremonies, but many other couples attend churches which fall with into the category of non denominational or even interdenominational and therefore have no set with a liturgy. If you are a minister of the gospel and need help with planning a marriage liturgy, Baker books has produced a wonderful Aid to help ministers in this regard.
This work is called The Baker Wedding Handbook is a well put-together work. There is no long winded explanation of why this book is needed, nor is there a on out comma yet informed Arguments for biblical marriage. This book sets out what it intends to accomplish and does it in a manner which is efficient. This scope of this book is to get liturgies different denominations all in one book to Aid ministers in leading a ceremony to marry couples. It was before that this book is perfect for the Creator, it is a denomination. So that they do not have to carry around the corner in the morning. This book is looks like a Bible that a minister would read from making everything more aesthetically pleasing. I would recommend this volume to any packing for a helpful, small, and unintrusive book to Aid in the wedding preparation and execution of wedding ceremonies.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Baker Books in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Baker Wedding Handbook
2017 Edited by Paul E. Engle
Publisher: Baker Books
Page Count: 224 Pages
Author: Dr. Paul E. Engle
Located in: Charlotte, NC
Submitted: May 18, 2017
Tell us a little about yourself. Im an ordained minister having served in pastoral ministry in churches in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. So Im very familiar with planning and conducting weddings in a variety of circumstances. Ive also had the opportunity to teach as a visiting instructor in the practical theology department of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, as well as in the doctor of ministry programs of New Geneva Theological Seminary, Knox Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary. I also teach church leaders in the Philippines, Romania, Uganda, Cuba, and East Asia. My education background includes earned degrees from Houghton College, Wheaton College Graduate School, and Westminster Theological Seminary. Along the way Ive written eight books including The Baker Funeral Handbook. More important than all these factors are the fact that I am married, have performed the weddings for my two daughters, and enjoy my five grandchildren.
What was your motivation behind this project? Why have I written this book? I wrote and edited this collection of wedding resources strongly believing in the importance of Christian marriage not only because of its impact on the future of the family, but also for the well-being of the church and of society in our nation. Im well aware that requests to perform weddings are a regular part of the life of a pastor. People shifting across denominational lines means that pastors need to be aware of customs from various denominations, not just their own. Rather than having to purchase a number of separate denominational manuals, The Baker Wedding Handbook provides in one volume ready access to updated ceremonies from 14 denominations. Id also like to save time for church leaders by giving them other resources including a unity sand ceremony, a unity candle ceremony, a section on writing vows, plus listings of music and scripture to use in ceremonies. As a pastor and professor I have written with an understanding of what its like to be a pastor and with a desire to encourage and equip my peers with a practical and helpful resource.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Ceremonies from 14 denominations Suggestions for special services: renewal of vows, blessings of a civil union, marrying individuals with children form previous relationships, and a cross-denominational ceremony. Suggestions for wedding prayers. Listings of appropriate Scriptures to read in weddings Listings of music that can be used in weddings Reproducible planning charts: Request for a wedding; Ceremony planning sheet; processional and recessional diagrams.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Undoubtedly Ive been influenced by the ceremonies I have planned and officiated at, by the ceremonies Ive attended, by the students Ive taught, and by extensive time Ive spent researching the wedding resources produced by a cross-section of denominations and traditions. The denominations I have included in the book include the following: American Baptist Southern Baptist Christian and Missionary Alliance Christian Church Episcopal Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Free Church of America Lutheran Free Methodist Church of North America The Wesleyan Church Nondenominational service Presbyterian Church in America Christian Reformed Church Reformed Church in America I have also included wedding meditations provided by D. Stuart Briscoe, Bryan Chapell, John Guest, and David W. Wiersbe.