How religious caregivers can find spiritual renewal in their own story
Recalling Our Own Stories, which author Edward P. Wimberly describes as a spiritual retreat in book form, is designed to help clergy and religious caregivers face the challenges of ministry. It is also a valuable resource for practitioners who assist these clergy and caregivers in meeting the challenges of their work.
Wimberly enables caregivers to map out and come to grips with cultural expectations of their profession. He also helps readers explore and edit the mythologies that make up their self-image, attitudes toward others, expectations about their performance and role, and convictions about ministry. Finally, he provides a model for spiritual and emotional review grounded in narrative psychology and spiritual approaches.
As Wimberly explains, this book offers a way to renew our motivation for ministry by reconnecting to our original call, visualizing again how God has acted and remains intricately involved in our lives.
Wimberly demonstrates how religious caregivers, often facing burnout, can tap the sources of renewal that reside in the faith community.