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Attend to Stories How to Flourish in Ministry book cover.
Author: Karen D. Scheib

Refresh, renew, rekindle passion for ministry by helping others revisit their stories.

Reinvigorate your ministry as you help others. Author Dr. Karen Scheib says that to experience a new sense of freedom in caring for others, we must first help them attend to their story and connect their story with others and God. But to do so effectively, we must be willing to revision our own story, so that we can exemplify Christian happiness and offer others a path toward fulfillment.

Author Information:

Karen D. Scheib is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Scheib is the author of Challenging Invisibility: Practices of Care with Older Women and Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives. She is active in the Society for Pastoral Theology and has served as co-editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology. Dr. Scheib is an elder in The United Methodist Church.

Benedict on Campus Eight Spiritual Disciplines for Collegiate Ministry
Author: David E. MacDonald

Incorporate spiritual disciplines into collegiate ministry settings.

Inspired by the religious life of St. Benedict and richly illustrated with concrete examples, MacDonald adapts eight spiritual disciplines for emerging young adults. This book is a practical guide for those who work with emerging adults—college and university chaplains, campus ministers, student leaders, pastors, parachurch professionals, and spiritual directors. 

Spiritual practices include:

Author Information:

David E. MacDonaldis University Chaplain at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He is also an elder in the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.