Books and Helps for Pastoral Care
Exhortations by Douglas Wilson
A Call to Maturity in Worship
And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. ISAIAH 25:6
Subject: Meditations Age: 10-99
ISBN 0-9677603-1-3 US$18.99
The Idea of Office by K. Sietsma
Henry Vander Kam in Mid-America Journal of Theology: The importance of this book is far greater than its small size . . . The author also deals with the office of all believers. He does so in the sense in which the Bible instructs us in this matter and as it was emphasized again by the reformers.
Subject: Christian Living Age: 15-99
ISBN 0-88815-065-2 US$6.95
by J.A. Knepper
A Guide to a Spiritual Conversation
K.V. Warren in Vox Reformata: Here is plenty of practical and down to earth advice as regards the ins and outs of conversation in general: non-verbal communications and its importance, posture, value judgments, leading and structuring a conversation, etc.
G. Duncan Lowe in Covenanter Witness: This book deserves to be read throughout the Church. It is a manual of practical godliness within a clearly important area, and it is written by a man of experience and sensitivity who continually reflects upon God's Word.
Subject: Pastoral Care Age: 16-99
ISBN 0-921100-13-2 US$9.95
Thou Holdest My Right Hand by D. Los
Johan D. Tangelder in Christian Renewal: A much needed book, which should be in every church library, and mandatory for all involved in ministry to the sick and dying.
Subject: Pastoral care of the dying Age: 16-99
ISBN 0-921100-45-0 US$9.95
Reformed Guardian Series
by G. Van Rongen & K. Bruning
A series of publications of the Reformed heritage and the observation of whatever might endanger the same.
# 09 - The New Age Movement
Subject: New Age Movement Age: 12-99
Cat. Nr. R.G. 09 US$4.95
# 08 - That They May Be One Cat. Nr. R.G. 08 US$4.95
# 10 - K. Schilder Commemorated Cat. Nr. R.G. 10 US$4.95
The Glorious Work of Home Visits by Peter G. Feenstra
Home visitation is a long-standing practice in Reformed churches. But why do we go through this exercise year after year? Does it really benefit the life of the congregation or is it merely a custom we follow? Is there enough direction for those who bring such visits and for those who receive them so that the practice is not robbed of its meaning? How do we keep it from degenerating into a mere routine? These are some of the questions that are addressed by the author of this book.
Subject: Pastoral Care Age: 16-99
ISBN 0-88756-080-6 US$6.00
by Cornelis Van Dam
Rooted in All of Scripture
To rediscover God’s gift of eldership for the church today, we need to go back beyond the New Testament to the origins of the office of elder in ancient Israel. There we discover the enduring principles that guided the elder in antiquity and that guide the church today. In this book you will develop a renewed understanding of the office of elder and of godly discipline.
"Rooted in the deep soil of Reformed faith and practice, The Elder is a treasure at a time when much gets lost in translation from theory to practice. I heartily recommend this book for current elders, elders-in-training, aspiring elders, and those who seek to be blessed by their labors." — Michael S. Horton
With a Shepherd’s Heart
by John R. Sittema
Reclaiming the Pastoral office of Elder
Here is a much needed book containing many helpful ideas gleaned from Scripture. My suggestion is that you buy and devour it. — Jay Adams
John Sittema gives elders a fresh and thoroughly Biblical perspective on their work as shepherds in the church. Our elders have discussed many of the author’s articles previously published in "The Outlook" with great profit. This book makes being Reformed exciting.
— Pastor Thomas Vanden Heuvel
(Not available wholesale)
Conversations on Growing Older by C. Gilhuis
. . . my brothers and sisters in the faith . . . you are no longer young. I should like it if we could do some talking together. We won't make our talks too long or too deep . . . [but about] . . . what needs to be said, what is essential, the things that really matter. from the preface
Subject: Youth of yesterday Age: 60-99
ISBN 0-8028-1694-0 US$6.95
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