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Book Title: Pastoral Care Under the Cross: God in the Midst of Suffering|
The author of the book: Richard Eyer
ISBN 13: 9780570046431
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 7.3
Edition: Concordia Publishing House
Date of issue: January 1st 1995
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This short book is a good introduction to Pastoral Care, with an emphasis on the Hospital visitation side of things. I quite appreciated the small case studies that the Author used. As a Lutheran Pastor, the Author does make good use of Luther's Theology of the Cross - and of course the title of the book indicates this.
I did think the chapter on AIDS was a bit dated (this book is over 20 years old now), and I would've appreciated a better coverage of Dementia.
As I read the chapter on Medical Ethics, I was left wanting more - though the Author does mention this weakness in his Epilogue.
I felt at times, that the Author was a bit too "black and white" in areas that are often "grey" - and that he is far more confident than I am. It seems to me that he often is indicating that the Pastor is always right or at least knows what is right - and doesn't really cover what happens when we get it wrong.
Well worth a read for Pastors and Lay People who want to come to grips with the suffering side of Pastoral Care - and especially worthwhile for Lutherans :)
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