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Uncovering spiritual narratives : using story in pastoral care and ministry

Author: Suzanne Murphy Coyle
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All cultures use story as a way to make sense of life experiences. Yet for many, particularly in the western world, only a single story line is seen as the "real truth." Using narrative therapy as a caregiving approach can help individuals uncover multilayered narratives that are far more complex and liberating. Coyle contends that not only are these more complex narratives more helpful in giving our lives meaning,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Murphy Coyle
ISBN: 9780800699291 0800699297
OCLC Number: 866620160
Description: x, 120 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Storying spiritual narratives --
Voicing narrative and liberation practices --
Pastoral caring through spiritual narratives --
Narratively ministering to congregations and communities --
Storytelling as spiritual practice --
Spiritual narratives of place --
Epilogue: Future storying of spiritual narratives --
Appendix. Resources for spiritual narratives.
Responsibility: Suzanne M. Coyle.

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Using narrative therapy as a caregiving approach can help individuals uncover multilayered narratives that are far more complex and liberating. Drawing on both theological approaches and real life  Read more...

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