9780807000434

Souls in the Hands of a Tender God

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807000434

  • ISBN10:

    0807000434

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
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Summary

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. InSouls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry, barred from every shelter and meal program in Seattle. With gentleness and grace, solid knowledge and wisdom, Rennebohm reaches out to each of them, and their stories become parables that explore mental illness and the spiritual heart of care and recovery.

Author Biography

UCC minister Craig Rennebohm, recipient of the Tipper Gore Award from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and numerous other recognitions, consults with organizations nationwide in establishing mental health ministries. David Paul has authored or coauthored six books and has been a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and a Fulbright-Hays fellow. Both Rennebohm and Paul live in Seattle.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. IX
A Note on Scripturesp. XIII
Prologuep. XV
The Movement of the Spiritp. 1
At the Doorwayp. 3
Jerry's Songp. 19
The Potter's Fieldp. 29
The Life of the Soulp. 45
Approaching Maryp. 47
Companioning Breezyp. 65
Creating Karl's Circle of Carep. 87
Gracep. 105
A Community of Tendernessp. 127
Do You Know the Legend?p. 129
Home, Healing, and Wholenessp. 143
Caring for the Soul of the Worldp. 165
Words Are Medicine, Toop. 177
Epiloguep. 193
Acknowledgmentsp. 195
A Call to Healing Ministryp. 201
Booksp. 205
Organizationsp. 207
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