Running Through The Thistles

Author: Roy M. Oswald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566996228
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Running Through The Thistles from the Author: Roy M. Oswald. Can how you leave a church affect your feelings about leaving or create baggage you take to your new congregation? Gain insight into termination styles and how they affect both you and your parishioners.

Ten Commandments For Pastors Leaving A Congregation

Author: Lawrence W. Farris
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802829244
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Ten Commandments For Pastors Leaving A Congregation from the Author: Lawrence W. Farris. Pastoral transitions can be fraught with pitfalls, yet there is advice that can help ministers and congregations avoid those dangers. Lawrence Farris, a veteran of three departures himself, gives ten wise, thoughtful commandments for shepherds leaving their sheep. Far from outright, heavy-handed dictums, these commandments are more gospel than law, laying out helpful strategies in areas such as recognizing when to depart, patching broken relationships and enabling the next pastor to make a clean start. While many may dream of a comfortable, long-term pastorate, today's transient congregational realities make it clear that this wise book and its message is needed by pastors in churches big and small, liberal, moderate, and conservative. Perfect for pastors soon to depart and for those happy to stay put for now, Ten Commandments for Pastors Leaving a Congregation provides guidance for pastors and parishioners facing this hopeful and challenging transition.

They Burn Thistles

Author: Yashar Kemal
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473522161
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They Burn Thistles from the Author: Yashar Kemal. This is the story of a bitter war between the poor Turkish peasants of the Taurus Mountains and the Aghas who covet their land. Ali Safa is determined to take possession of the village of Vayvay but its inhabitants will not sell. Then one villager weakens, prepared to part with his land in return for the Agha's best stallion. But this ill-fated deal sets in motion a chain of events which will see the young brigand Slim Memed take up the cause of the poor once again, with dramatic consequences.

Saying Goodbye

Author: Edward A. White
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566996244
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Saying Goodbye from the Author: Edward A. White. Leaving a pastorate is hard on both congregation and pastor. Learn how to make this transition a growth experience for all. Written for congregations and pastors, Saying Goodbye skillfully weaves accounts from clergy, laity, and educators of seven denominations with White's own insight as a former General Presbyter to create a resource for meaningful and healthy partings. Includes examples of a "farewell" worship service and litany for closure of a ministry.

The Pastor Who Learned To Dance

Author: Howard S. Fuller
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467832324
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The Pastor Who Learned To Dance from the Author: Howard S. Fuller. “Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, here would be no dance and there is only the dance.” (T. S. Eliot. Four Quartets) The metaphor of the dance is one I have chosen to describe the movement of the Spirit in my life as pastor in a small Protestant congregation in northern California during 1978–88. I dance a light and joyful dance when I remember that God in Christ is the still point of the dance around which the various parts of myself arrange themselves. As the people of God and I dance together we become a healing energy field in which the Holy Spirit powerfully moves . I have written this book in gratitude for the gift of the presence of the Christ as the creator of our dance together with all creation. It is a book for pastors and for students in training for church ministry, but it is for lovers, parents, business executives, and teachers as well. I invite you, my brothers and sisters, to dance with me. From a colleague: Your book is very good; very readable, very insightful and sometimes profound. I appreciate your open (and courageous) description of your personal spiritual journey, also your description of Psychosynthesis and its possible manner of application to one’s self and to the activity of the Church. . . . I think . . . that your work could be particularly helpful as a teaching tool for ministers and Seminarians. THE PASTOR WHO LEARNED TO DANCE: HOW I LEARNED TO BE MYSELF IN THE CHURCH by Howard S. Fuller

New Beginnings

Author: Roy M. Oswald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566995892
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New Beginnings from the Author: Roy M. Oswald. Roy Oswald, who ministers to pastors with great compassion, perceptiveness, and skill, now brings eight more years of field experience to an updated edition of "New Beginnings." Important new material includes: More wisdom about how to take care of yourself in the midst of the stress of transition...how to get clear about your role in your new parish...how to get along with people you don't like (as well as people you DO like)...how to celebrate with the search committee. Getting off to a good start in your new pastorate is crucial. If you have moved or are about to move into a new parish ministry, this workbook will help you take advantage of the special opportunities and avoid the pitfalls in the first 18 months of a pastorate.

Crown Of Thistles

Author: Linda Porter
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230771696
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Crown Of Thistles from the Author: Linda Porter. The struggle between the fecund Stewarts and the barren Tudors is generally seen only in terms of the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. But very little has been said about the background to their intense rivalry. Here, Linda Porter examines the ancient and intractable power struggle between England and Scotland, a struggle intensified during the reigns of Elizabeth and Mary's grandfathers. Henry VII aimed to provide stability when he married his daughter, Margaret, to James IV of Scotland in 1503. But he must also have known that Margaret's descendants might seek to rule the entire island. Crown of Thistles is the story of a divided family, of flamboyant kings and queens, cultured courts and tribal hatreds, blood feuds, rape and sexual licence on a breath-taking scale, and violent deaths. It also brings alive a neglected aspect of British history - the blood-spattered steps of two small countries on the fringes of Europe towards an awkward unity that would ultimately forge a great nation. Beginning with the unlikely and dramatic victories of two usurping kings, one a rank outsider and the other a fourteen-year-old boy who rebelled against his own father, the book sheds new light on Henry VIII, his daughter, Elizabeth, and on his great-niece, Mary Queen of Scots, still seductive more than 400 years after her death.

The Thistle And The Drone

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723784
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The Thistle And The Drone from the Author: Akbar S. Ahmed. Argues that the campaigns that fall under "The War on Terror" have exacerbated the already-broken relationship between central Islamic governments and the tribal societies within their borders.

Memed My Hawk

Author: Yashar Kemal
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1784703745
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Memed My Hawk from the Author: Yashar Kemal. Memed grows up a serf to a vicious overlord on the thistle-clad plains of Turkey’s Taurus region. When his plan to escape is dashed, and the young woman he loves murdered, Memed makes for the mountains to become an outlaw. Before long he has transformed from a young rebel to an infamous bandit, the scourge of corrupt oppressors and hero to the poor. With vividness and simplicity, Kemal's classic novel evokes the fierce beauty of his country and the struggles of its oppressed people.

Royal Dog Of Thailand

Author: Jeanette Barnes
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618975390
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Royal Dog Of Thailand from the Author: Jeanette Barnes. A comprehensive guide to raising and owning a Thai Ridgeback dog.