Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Claiming God: Reclaiming Dignity-- African American Pastoral Care [Paperback]

By Edward P. Wimberly (Author)
Our Price $ 15.29  
Retail Value $ 17.99  
You Save $ 2.70  (15%)  
Item Number 152736  
Buy New $15.29
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   125
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2003
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687030536  
EAN  9780687030538  


Availability  0 units.


Item Description...
Overview
This book attempts to answer two perennial questions: What does it mean to be persons of worth and value in our contemporary culture? And, how can a relationship with God give us a renewed sense of our worth and value? The thesis of this book is that we become persons by internalizing the conversations in which we take part, but we become holy persons by giving conversation with God a privileged status over all other conversations. Even though persons are labeled worthy and valuable by our culture, we are judged in our culture by market values that are antithetical to Christian values. In the marketplace persons are deemed worthy and honorable if they are, for example, a particular color, age, gender, class, or religion. Persons are considered shameful if they aren't. Worthy persons are invited in and shameful persons are shut out. Following the African American tradition of drawing on biblical material, this book will use Biblical narratives, but also contemporary African American autobiography and fiction to show pastors how to enable the transformation that comes when persons learn to put conversations with God in the forefront. For example, the book of Job is about a person who suffered staggering losses, who was shamed by well-meaning friends, but who still talked and listened to God. Throughout the book, we see Job sorting through different levels of conversation about human value and worth until God's voice breaks through with sound and fury. The Book of Job gives us no answer to the reason for suffering, only that God is present and that a relationship with God is always possible. Wimberly offers an elegant tool to help pastors understand how persons come to a renewed sense of their value and worth. Understanding how and why transformation occurs is a fundamental issue in psychology and religion that is studied in most pastoral care classes. By using the term "conversation", Wimberly can describe complex psychological phenomena and processes simply. Part of the beauty of this concept is that it can be effectively used in both religious and secular counseling contexts by professionals interested in faith development and spiritual formation.

Publishers Description
This book attempts to answer two perennial questions: What does it mean to be persons of worth and value in our contemporary culture? and How can a relationship with God give us a renewed sense of our worth and value? The thesis of this book is that we become persons by internalizing the conversations in which we take part, but we become holy persons by giving conversation with God a privileged status over all other conversations. Even though persons are labeled worthy and valuable by our culture, we are judged in our culture by market values that are antithetical to Christian values. In the marketplace persons are deemed worthy and honorable if they are, for example, a particular color, age, gender, class, or religion. Persons are considered shameful if they aren't. Worthy persons are invited in and shameful persons are shut out. Following the African American tradition of drawing on biblical material, this book will use Biblical narratives, but also contemporary African American autobiography and fiction to show pastors how to enable the transformation that comes when persons learn to put conversations with God in the forefront.For example, the book of Job is about a person who suffered staggering losses, who was shamed by well-meaning friends, but who still talked and listened to God. Throughout the book, we see Job sorting through different levels of conversation about human value and worth until God's voice breaks through with sound and fury. The Book of Job gives us no answer to the reason for suffering, only that God is present and that a relationship with God is always possible. Wimberly offers an elegant tool to help pastors understand how persons come to a renewed sense of their value and worth. Understanding how and why transformation occurs is a fundamental issue in psychology and religion that is studied in most pastoral care classes. By using the term conversation, Wimberly can describe complex psychological phenomena and processes simply. Part of the beauty of this concept is that it can be effectively used in both religious and secular counseling contexts by professionals interested in faith development and spiritual formation.

Buy Claiming God: Reclaiming Dignity-- African American Pastoral Care by Edward P. Wimberly from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780687030538 & 0687030536

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Claiming God: Reclaiming Dignity-- African American Pastoral Care by Edward P. Wimberly today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Edward P. Wimberly

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! EDWARD P. WIMBERLY is a Methodist minister, a professor at Atlanta's Interdenominational Theological Center, and a highly regarded author, speaker, and workshop leader in the pastoral counseling field. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edward P. Wimberly currently resides in the state of Illinois. Edward P. Wimberly was born in 1943.

Edward P. Wimberly has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Counseling and Pastoral Theology
  2. Jossey-Bass Religion-In-Practice Series


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Similar Products
In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling
Item: 342957

An Introduction to Pastoral Care
An Introduction to Pastoral Care
Item: 152911

Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing the Shattered Soul
Pastoral Care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Healing the Shattered Soul
Item: 146765

Cultivating Wholeness: A Guide to Care and Counseling in Faith Communities
Cultivating Wholeness: A Guide to Care and Counseling in Faith Communities
Item: 136572



Reviews - What do our customers think?

Be the first to write a review about Claiming God: Reclaiming Dignity-- African American Pastoral Care





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support