Conversation as Ministry | Stories and Strategies for Confident Caregiving (Purnell)
Intentional, Caring Conversations
Douglas Purnell draws upon his experience as a pastor, counselor, and therapist to give both lay and ordained Christians the resources they need to engage in caregiving conversation -- intentionally, deeply, and confidently.
In Conversation as Ministry: Stories and Strategies for Confident Caregiving, Purnell shares his reflections on the nature of pastoral conversation and he presents questions for specific conversations to help people focus on their intentions while engaging in pastoral conversation.
About the Author
Douglas Purnell is lecturer in pastoral theology at United Theological Seminary and lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia. He has taught pastoral theology or been artist in residence at San Francisco, Wesley, and Andover Newton Theological Seminaries. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Australia and has pastored various Uniting churches in Australia. Purnell is a clinical member of the Victorian Association of Family Therapists, a professional artist, and the author of several books.
Paperback: 162 pages