Being in Ministry: Honestly, Openly, and Deeply

Being in Ministry: Honestly, Openly, and Deeply

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An experienced pastoral practitioner Writes with poetic insight and reflective discipline about the practice of ministry and die file of the priest person. Doug Purnell is also a professional artist and the hook shares many of his drawings as part of the text. His hook will touch you deeply. It will not be a gentle read, but it will he ministry shaping. You will think in new ways about ministry and about the role of the priestly person as a result of reading this book. You will be enriched.qArtist, minister, scholar, and teacher, Douglas Purnell creates an integrated portrait of what an implicated ministry looks like amidst painful and challenging circumstances. He skillfully interweaves image and text in a healing narrative that reveals the heart of ministry in daily living within communityqA¹CARMEN NANKO-FERN-NDEZ, Catholic Theological Union ChicagoAs if he were painting on one of his canvases, Doug Purnell has created an amazingly detailed landscape that includes his own struggles to reclaim his call to ministry amidst the lived experiences of the people of St. lees Parish. The reader is invited inside an intimate, fiercely honest reflection on pastoral practice as we listen to a pastor listen to himself for the sake of being in ministry authentically.'A¹HERBERT ANDERSON, Pacific Lutheran Theological Union and the Graduate Theological Union, BerkeleyqPurnell's work is a witness to the fact that he seeks balance in being a person, being a partner, being a parent, being a pastor, and being an artist. He is inspirational and transformational as he explores the inevitable tension between being in ministry and doing ministry. Every pastoral leader who wonders about messages of being 'excellent' in ministry should read this book!qA¹JACO HAMMAN, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MichiganIn the petrol stations you could get these C.O.R. coloring in things, and I would color them in. ... There was a small green covered book in the loungeroom that had some paintings by aboriginal children as color images, and there were twoanbsp;...

Title:Being in Ministry: Honestly, Openly, and Deeply
Author: Douglas Purnell
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2010-01-01

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