It was my hope in writing these books that they would be a resource to encourage both family members as well as professionals who wanted to be better prepared to share their journey with another.
Bringing a dual focus to two important areas of faith and congregational life, leadership and discipleship, this book draws on the best of biblical scholarship and the wisdom of today’s leadership coaching practices. It focuses on eight powerful questions from the Gospels, and examines their significance for leaders.
Using real and relevant ministry situations, 8 Questions Jesus Asked will help individuals examine their faith journey. Each chapter includes the biblical passage, exploration of the question in context, and application of the question and its insights.
Grief is a universal experience, yet it's not instinctive to grieve well. Nor does our culture support the grief process. So, most of us just want it over with. But there's a better way. With hope as the foundation, the reader is challenged to grow in the ability to grieve.
The book provides a wide spectrum of stories from the Bible and contemporary life that will encourage the reader to trust God for hope and healing. Those who have experienced loss will readily find a common bond with the stories in this book.
No where do we receive an education on how to care for someone who is dying. We most often learn from being confronted with the necessity of caring for someone we love, and we are at a loss to know what to do or what to say.
In my book “More Than a Parting Prayer: Lessons in care-giving for the dying” I share 28 intimate stories that reveal lessons I have learned as a hospice chaplain from those who are dying. Each of the brief chapters identifies the specific lessons learned from that shared experience. Included are additional reflection questions for the reader, or a group leader to use in facilitating additional reflection.
William H. Griffith is a retired minister and former hospice chaplain who has written three books related to grief. Read more about him here.