Pastoral Visitation: A Pocket Manual
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This brief, but indispensable introduction to pastoral visitation provides basic guidance for those who are committed to being an incarnation of Christ's love and compassion to the sick and infirm. Suggested scripture readings, prayers and other essential resources are included. 142 pages. Hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 142
Vendor: Christian Focus
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 4.31 X 4.31 X .5 (inches)
ISBN: 1845500164
ISBN-13: 9781845500160

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Visiting the sick, lonely or downcast is a duty we all have as Christians. It is not to be left to ministers or elders but is a responsibility for all those who seek to follow Christ's perfect example. The problem often arises when we actually make the visit. Discussing the weather or the hospital food is all very well but for our visit to have maximum value we need to try and help the person spiritually. Reading our favourite Bible passage might suffice once but it cannot be apt to every situation and what happens when you visit for a second time?

This is where this book helps. Providing Scripture readings, a prayer and even a suggested hymn for a wide range of possible visits it is a wonderfully useful tool. Written by authors with long pastoral experience it will prove a real help to all those who seek to turn the routine visit into a time of real spiritual growth.

Author Bio

David Searle was former Director of Rutherford House, a theological research and study centre in Edinburgh. Prior to that he pastored two Churches of Scotland before moving to Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland where he pastored Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church for eight years from 1985.

David Short (1918 - 2005) was a consultant cardiologist in Aberdeen, appointed as physician to the Queen in Scotland, and as Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. He was actively involved in local church leadership and preaching, and in organisations such as the Christian Medical Fellowship.

David Short (1918 - 2005) spent the major part of his medical career as a consultant cardiologist in Aberdeen. He was appointed Queen's Physician in Scotland, and on his retirement Emeritus Professor of Clinical Medicine. Besides his medical work and writing, he was for many years an elder and a preacher at a local independent church.

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    Obviously a tried and successful manual that took years of service and stumbling and fine-tuning to maken it useful. And it is useful.
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