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Preaching Hope in Darkness

Help for Pastors in Addressing Suicide from the Pulpit
  • By Karen E. Mason, Scott M. Gibson
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How can a preacher best address suicide from the pulpit?

Pastors face many challenges. Suicide in a congregation is amongst the most heart-rending and intimidating. However, the preacher has a unique capacity to engender gospel hope for preparing the congregation and comforting the bereaved. To do so, preachers need help understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by addressing suicide from the pulpit.

In Preaching Hope in Darkness, two practitioners in fields that do not typically interact--homiletics (Scott M. Gibson) and psychology (Karen Mason)--work together to support the preacher in this difficult task. Gibson and Mason offer wise advice on a range of topics such as suicide prevention, post-crisis care, and funeral sermon preparation. With an appendix of sample sermons and a sample funeral liturgy, Preaching Hope in Darkness is an essential go-to guide for this difficult topic.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781683594116
    • Manufacturer: Lexham Pr
    • Author: Scott M. Gibson
    • Author: Karen E. Mason
    • ISBN 13: 9781683594116
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2020
    • Format: Paperback
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