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A Pastors Practical Guide to Funerals: Offering Help, Assurance, and Hope Lee Franklin

A Pastors Practical Guide to Funerals: Offering Help, Assurance, and Hope

Lee Franklin

Published September 17th 2013
ISBN : 9781426758195
Paperback
163 pages
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 About the Book 

This straight-forward book integrates the pragmatic how to of the funeral process--especially in dealing with difficult funerals--with the art of being a caring and healing presence before, during, and after the funeral. While conducting aMoreThis straight-forward book integrates the pragmatic how to of the funeral process--especially in dealing with difficult funerals--with the art of being a caring and healing presence before, during, and after the funeral. While conducting a funeral is one the great privileges of ministry, pastors must be skilled and ready to guide grieving family and friends through the process of saying goodbye and burying a loved one. With sample services, prayers, sermon themes, and Bible readings, this book will help pastors hear, name, and integrate relevant illustration into a respectful story of the deceaseds life--a story that is appropriate to the particular circumstances of each situation.Contents include: Preparing for Death- Caring through Anticipated Death- Caring through Sudden Death- Meeting with Family before the Funeral Service- Creating the Funeral Service- Creating the Funeral Sermon- and Following up with Grievers