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* A fresh perspective on faith and life that has groundbreaking ramifications on church practice. Offering first-person accounts, reflection questions, and instructive exercises, this thought-provoking conversation between Hopkins and Koppel shows how the Bible can become a powerful tool for helping pastors cross cultural divides and bring healing to people, communities, and creation. 248 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Grounded in the Living Word responds to the disconnect between pastoral care and biblical interpretation in a unique and much-needed manner. In this cross-disciplinary conversation Denise Dombkowski Hopkins and Michael S. Koppel engage the intersections between biblical stories and human stories in order to assist care practitioners and Bible interpreters in the transformative work of healing pastors, communities, and ultimately, creation.
Denise Dombkowski Hopkins is Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Professor of Biblical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Michael S. Koppel is associate professor of pastoral theology and Congregational Care at Wesley Theological Seminary.
The William Marcellus McPheeters Professor emeritus of OldTestament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur,Georgia. He is the author of numerous biblical commentariesand scholarly works, including A Social Reading of theOld Testament, The Threat of Life, Theologyof the Old Testament, and TheProphetic Imagination.