Living Stories Paperback

Pastoral Counselling in Congregational Context

by Donald Capps

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Living Stories

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Pastoral counseling, Donald Capps believes, should not be just another service - like chartered tours - that churches provide for their members. Rather, he views counseling as essential to the religious task and identity of any religious congregation or parish. In his new, more radical model of pastoral counseling, Capps combines the innovative techniques of brief counseling or therapy with recent insights about the uses of narrative in pastoral care.

Itself enlivened by many stories, Capps' book explains how people "story" their lives 'inspirationally, paradoxically, or miraculously' and the patterns they exhibit. He shows pastors how they can help people discover their own "story," discern its shape and direction, and move constructively to find new understandings or possibilities in their situation. Through pastoral counseling, Capps affirms, congregations can become constructive environments in which people find new grounds for hope.

Living Stories by Donald Capps was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in June 1998 and is our 67790th best seller. The ISBN for Living Stories is 9780800630737.

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Details for Living Stories

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (June 1998)
Number of Pages230
Thickness15 mm
Height235 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code35554
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