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Faithful and fractured : responding to the clergy health crisis

Author: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell; Jason Byassee
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clergy suffer from certain health issues at a rate higher than the general population. Why are pastors in such poor health? And what can be done to help them step into the abundant life God desires for them? Although anecdotal observations about poor clergy health abound, concrete data from multiple sources supporting this claim hasn't been made accessible--until now. Duke's Clergy Health Initiative (CHI), a major,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell; Jason Byassee
ISBN: 9780801098833 0801098831
OCLC Number: 987796706
Description: xxii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Creatures doing the creator's work --
When work is holy : highs and lows of ministry work --
Slowed down and overwhelmed : clergy and depressive symptoms --
A practical guide to combating stress symptoms --
The pastor's paradox : clergy health and disease --
Feeling alive : the role of positive emotions --
Clergy flourishing : in their own words --
The lord bless you and keep you.
Responsibility: Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and Jason Byassee.

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Combines the expertise of a health psychology researcher and a leading pastoral theologian to interpret groundbreaking data explaining why our pastors are in such poor health and what can be done  Read more...
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