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  • Prodependence : Beyond The Myth Of Codependency

    $15.95

    Prodependence revolutionized addiction healthcare by improving the ways we treat loved ones of addicts and other troubled people by offering them more dignity for their suffering rather than blame for the problem. This revised edition builds on the model, revealing many more ways to put the method into practice and strategies for setting healthy boundaries.

    Do you love an addict? Do you sometimes feel like their addiction is your fault? Are people calling you codependent? If our treatment toward loved ones of addicts alienates them, it’s time we change our approach.

    With Prodependence, Dr. Robert Weiss offers us the first fully new paradigm in nearly 40 years for helping those who love and care for addicts. An attachment-focused model, prodependence recognizes that no one can ever love too much, nor should anyone be pathologized for whomever they choose to love as is often the case. Prodependence informs caregivers how to love more effectively, but without having to bear a negative label for the valuable support they give. When treating loved ones of addicts and other troubled people using prodependence, we need not find something “wrong” with them. Instead, we acknowledge the trauma and inherent dysfunction that occurs when living in relationship with someone whose life is failing and keep moving forward. Validating a caregiver’s painful journey for what it is opens the door to support them in useful, non-shaming ways.

    Helping people take incremental, positive steps toward intimate healing is what Prodependence is all about!

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  • Hope For Caregivers

    $16.00

    Henri Nouwen’s timeless wisdom reminds us once again of the transformation that love brings, both when we allow ourselves to give love with abandon and when we allow ourselves to receive love.

    Caregiving too often is reduced to a list of tasks–doing the things that another individual cannot do independently. In six weeks of daily devotions inspired by the words of Henri Nouwen and intertwined with Scripture and prayer, Hope for Caregivers summons us away from our lists for a few moments each day and draws us to a fresh framework for the experience of giving care.

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  • Courage For Caregivers

    $20.00

    Drawing on the writings and wisdom of Henri J. M. Nouwen’s themes of caregiving, Marjorie J. Thompson offers a vulnerable exploration of caregiving intertwined with both her own many years of intimate caregiving of family members and collected stories of caregivers in varied settings and stages of life.

    While not shying away from the demanding physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of caregiving, Courage for Caregivers also celebrates the gifts of caregiving grounded in the belovedness both caregiver and care receiver share in God’s eyes.

    Practical leader guides and resources make Courage for Caregivers a tool that moves smoothly from individual encouragement to group and congregational ministry to develop support for the universal experience of caregiving.

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  • My Two Elaines

    $27.99

    In My Two Elaines, author Marty Schreiber, former governor of Wisconsin, watches his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman he fell in love with in high school, and who diligently supported his political career, to the Elaine who knows she is declining and can’t remember how to cook a meal, and finally to the Elaine who no longer recognizes Marty or their children.

    One part love story, one part practical advice, this compelling book includes several unique elements:

    *Excerpts from Elaine’s journal, recounting her thoughts, concerns, and frustrations as the disease progresses

    *A recurring feature called What I Wish I’d Known, which provides helpful takeaways for caregivers based on Marty’s observations about what he wishes he’d known sooner and done differently

    *A Q&A between Marty and neuropsychologist Dr. Michelle Braun, to equip caregivers with the right questions to ask and empower them to advocate for their loved ones and their own needs

    Beyond sincere, practical advice, My Two Elaines gives the reader permission to feel the full spectrum of emotions, including humor, even in the face of this relentless illness. And the book speaks to anyone touched by this disease–spouse, child, friend, or family member.

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  • Were Stronger Than We Look

    $12.99

    Caregiver, are you overwhelmed? Do you secretly have bouts of despair, bitterness, and even hopelessness?

    As a caregiver, you run the risk of disappearing. Your time goes overwhelmingly to the needs of your loved one. Your relationships get strained, and your challenges and anxieties are difficult to articulate. It’s easier to just keep your head down and do what must be done.

    What’s more, you probably didn’t sign up for this role or train for it. And yet here you are, reliving the trauma that got you here, providing support you didn’t know you had in you to give, struggling with fatigue, making critical, life-altering decisions, and yearning for the community you had that has changed or disappeared.

    Rich in stories and unflinchingly pragmatic, We’re Stronger than We Look is an invitation to look up and remember the life you’ve been given, the image of God that you bear, and the assurance that God loves you as much as you love the person entrusted to your care. This message is delivered by a caregiver who, while writing this helpful book, has cared for her paraplegic husband, who was suddenly disabled in a bicycling accident.

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  • Walking Each Other Home

    $16.95

    Dementia changes everything–and not just for the person who receives the diagnosis.

    Each of the 5.6 million Americans with dementia has one or more caregivers struggling to make meaning while watching their loved one’s personality vanish. The caregiver is sure to be changed–not only by the myriad tasks and responsibilities, but by the soul-searching questions: Dare I hope? Who’s to blame? What do I do with my anger? Where’s God in this? These questions of doubt, guilt, intimacy, depression, and acceptance are ultimately questions of spirit.

    This book is distinctive: it directly addresses the spiritual needs of the caregiver. It invites the reader to explore his or her own spiritual journey rather than offering pre-determined answers. Appropriate, both for people with faith and people without religion, it encourages dementia caregivers to probe their spiritual questions along with a sympathetic author, one who walked her husband through early-onset Alzheimer’s diseas

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  • Called To Care Third Edition

    $32.00

    As nursing and healthcare continue to change, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. Offering a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call, this thoroughly revised third edition of a classic text includes practical features for educators, students, and practitioners.

    Nursing is a vocation: a calling from God to care for others. The role of the nurse originally grew out of a holistic Christian understanding of humans as created in the image of God. Yet as nursing and healthcare continue to change, the effects have proven disorienting to many. Now more than ever, we need nurses who are committed both to a solid understanding of their profession and to caring well for patients and their families. For over twenty years, Called to Care has served as a unique and essential resource for nurses. In this third edition Judith Allen Shelly and Arlene B. Miller, now joined by coauthor Kimberly H. Fenstermacher, present a definition for nursing based on a historically and theologically grounded vision of the nurse’s call: Nursing is a ministry of compassionate and restorative care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace, which aims to promote and foster optimum health (shalom) and bring comfort in suffering and death for anyone in need. Focusing on the features of the nursing metaparadigm-person, health, environment, and nursing-they provide a framework for understanding how the Christian faith relates to the many aspects of a nurse’s work, from theory to everyday practice. This new edition of Called to Care is thoroughly revised for today’s nurses, including updated examples and new content on topics such as cultural competency, palliative care, and the current state of healthcare and nursing education. Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, case studies, and theological reflections from Scripture to help readers engage and apply the content. For educators, students, and practitioners throughout the field of nursing, this classic text continues to provide clarity and wisdom for living out their calling.

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  • Inheriting Clutter : How To Calm The Chaos Your Parents Leave Behind

    $18.99

    Everyday hundreds of adult children become middle-aged orphans when their elderly parents pass away, leaving behind more than just memories.

    You’ve heard the horror stories: arguments over stuff, an inheritance lost forever when easily deceived parents are scammed, siblings estranged, an adult heir taken from daily responsibilities for months because of the enormous task of clearing out a childhood home. It doesn’t have to be that way.

    The Estate Lady, professional estate liquidator Julie Hall, knows what to do. Whether your parents are still living or you’re caught in the middle of a crisis, Inheriting Clutter: Dealing with a Lifetime of Your Parents’ Stuff has solutions. Hall provides trustworthy counsel on how to:
    *Divide your parents’ estate with peace of mind
    *Minimize fighting with siblings during the estate settlement process
    *Clear out the family home in ten days or less
    *Identify potential items of value in the home
    *Have “that conversation” with your parents
    *Prepare your own children for the future

    The Estate Lady offers guidance for any executor, heir, or beneficiary, sharing some of her most fascinating stories as well as helpful checklists of the things that need to be done now and at the time of your loss.

    Inheriting Clutter gives you practical, effective steps for liquidating and distributing your parents’ assets in a way that both honors them and promotes family harmony for generations to come.

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  • Petals Of Prayer

    $12.99

    More and more people are living with the challenges of dementia, whether having been diagnosed themselves or caring for a loved one. These moving prayers and reflections do not shrink from the feelings of helplessness and confusion that accompany dementia, but they do offer insight and understanding. Drawn from the author’s experience and extensive study of the care needs of people with dementia, Petals for Prayer also provides a resource section containing valuable information, and a list of helpful books and organizations for reference.

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  • Shattered Dreams But Hope

    $7.99

    Shattered Dreams-But Hope, by Drs. Laquita and Elton Higgs, is a book of both testimony and advice: testimony born out of the school of trial and suffering, and advice born out of practical experience in being long-term caregivers. Laquita and Elton have for the last 26 years been caregivers to two adopted daughters with early onset Huntington’s Disease (HD), which is hereditary, and they offer a gripping account of their extended experience in adjusting to the challenges of long-term caregiving, followed by sober practical counsel to others who are involved in similar caregiving experiences. A final chapter speaks specifically of the role of Christian faith in coping with the stresses of their long struggle. In the Appendices are a short talk given after Cynthia’s funeral by her older sister Liann and several poems by Elton on the emotional impact of his and Laquita’s relationship with their disabled daughters.

    The complexity of the story told by the Higgses is heightened by the fact that their two youngest adopted daughters are mother (Cynthia) and biological daughter (Rachel). Elton and Laquita adopted Cynthia as a baby, knowing that she had HD in her background but hoping and praying that she would not develop the disease. Her childhood was normal, but when she became an adolescent, she began to manifest behavioral aberrations that her parents later recognized as being consistent with early onset HD. At age 25, Cynthia was diagnosed as having the disease, and soon afterward she became pregnant with Rachel. Since it was apparent that she could not function as a single mother, Laquita and Elton agreed to adopt Rachel at birth. This action ushered them into a complicated care-giving relationship that has lasted for more than 25 years.

    Laquita and Elton emphasize the difficult but necessary development of trust in God’s goodness and a deep conviction that He is at work even when we can perceive no immediate evidence of it. Especially poignant is their very personal confession of their mistakes in caring for their HD-affected daughters and their struggles to understand that HD, not mere perversity, was the primary source of their daughters’ irrational and angry behavior. Thus, they had to accept that expecting their daughters to be normally responsible persons was both futile and unproductive. Instead, they had to learn simply to love them with God’s love and to pray constantly for God’s wisdom in carrying out their task. It is from this perspective

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  • Parenting Your Parents

    $12.99

    Help and Hope for the Hard Road Ahead

    If you are currently providing care for your aging parents or facing the prospect of doing so in the near future, you are definitely not alone. Dr. Grant Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have been there, having given care during their dads’ last days. They know the stress and uncertainty you face.

    Through their story and those of other caregivers, Grant and Tammy share research and practical tips to aid you in dealing with everyday caregiving struggles and situations. You will learn how to decide which care is best, prepare legal documents, handle family disputes, and much more.

    They will also share encouragement and advice from the Bible. You’ll discover that with God’s help, you can make it through even the most difficult days in your journey.

    Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process.

    And remember, as you give care to your parents, your Heavenly Father is always caring for you.

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  • Challenges Of Caregiving

    $27.99

    Man’s perception, and how to accept aging, has not changed dramatically since the beginning of time or over the last 220 years as man’s life expectancy has increased. Man is not a stagnant being, and as Bathauer notes, “Psychologist tell us that all of life is made up of continuous changes from childhood all the way to old age.” The last twenty years of life, the stage we call old age, brings about almost as many changes as the first twenty years. Changes in the latter part of life are usually more than all the changes during the first twenty years of life because they carry the threat of loss, disability or other degenerative conditions.

    Christian counselors are trained in the spiritual and general mental health aspects of aging. Caregivers and family members usually receive their training on the job as a caregiver. As the graying of America continues at an accelerated rate, the Christian counselor, pastor, and caregiver are going to need the tools and resources to counsel and assist in this area. Aging will be an area, which expands into additional areas that will affect everyone in some manner. The Christian counselor, pastor, and caregiver can benefit both professionally and personally by having an understanding of what caregiving is and is not. Also having the knowledge of where to retrieve useable and beneficial information is a blessing to all. It helps to reassure that all involved during this very stressful time period and when major decisions might need to be made to know that there is applicable information at hand. By having this knowledge, it will allow the counselor and caregiver to truly get a better understanding of the aging person. He is now able to help in a spiritual, mental and physical dimension. Again, it is not expected that the counselor, pastor, and caregiver will become a specialist in aging or a gerontologist. The expectation is that the reader will find helpful information as a caregiver and counselor.

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  • Challenges Of Caregiving

    $12.99

    Man’s perception, and how to accept aging, has not changed dramatically since the beginning of time or over the last 220 years as man’s life expectancy has increased. Man is not a stagnant being, and as Bathauer notes, “Psychologist tell us that all of life is made up of continuous changes from childhood all the way to old age.” The last twenty years of life, the stage we call old age, brings about almost as many changes as the first twenty years. Changes in the latter part of life are usually more than all the changes during the first twenty years of life because they carry the threat of loss, disability or other degenerative conditions.

    Christian counselors are trained in the spiritual and general mental health aspects of aging. Caregivers and family members usually receive their training on the job as a caregiver. As the graying of America continues at an accelerated rate, the Christian counselor, pastor, and caregiver are going to need the tools and resources to counsel and assist in this area. Aging will be an area, which expands into additional areas that will affect everyone in some manner. The Christian counselor, pastor, and caregiver can benefit both professionally and personally by having an understanding of what caregiving is and is not. Also having the knowledge of where to retrieve useable and beneficial information is a blessing to all. It helps to reassure that all involved during this very stressful time period and when major decisions might need to be made to know that there is applicable information at hand. By having this knowledge, it will allow the counselor and caregiver to truly get a better understanding of the aging person. He is now able to help in a spiritual, mental and physical dimension. Again, it is not expected that the counselor, pastor, and caregiver will become a specialist in aging or a gerontologist. The expectation is that the reader will find helpful information as a caregiver and counselor.

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  • In The Lingering Light

    $14.99

    Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel disease. It robs us of the people we love–slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly. Our love for them is tested as their needs increase and their recall decreases, and our own needs suffer neglect as more and more of our time and attention is given to our loved one. Cynthia Fantasia is a caregiver. In this deeply understanding and empowering work she walks you through the landscape of caregiving–for your loved one and for yourself. She introduces you to friends and fellow travelers who offer their own words of empathy and insight. And she slowly, subtly, but unrelentingly empowers you to live well as you care for your loved one in the lingering light.

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  • In The Mysterys Shadow

    $14.95

    As our lifespans continue to grow longer, millions of people every year spend time caring for the elderly and dying-some as professionals, some as volunteers, and some through their loving but demanding care for parents, spouses, or other family members or friends.

    In her book In the Mystery’s Shadow, Susan Swetnam draws on her experience serving thousands of ill and dying clients, often in hospice programs, as a certified massage therapist-and also on her experience of caring for her own husband, who died young of cancer. She explains how this sometimes difficult work offers not just the fulfillment of giving comfort to people who need it, but also moments of breathtaking wonder, moments that hint at the untold complexity of being human and affirm our sacred connections with each other. She writes of the hard lessons caregivers learn about themselves, while at the same time knowing the strange and humbling sense of being used in the service of God’s love. Insightfully connecting end-of-life care with the liturgical year, Swetnam invites those who care for the sick and dying, whether professional or volunteer, to stay awake to the sacred implications of their labors.

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  • Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set

    $35.99

    Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.

    “With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well.” Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Former Director of International Health Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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  • Prayers Of Hope For Caregivers

    $12.99

    As You Give Care, God is Caring for You

    Caring for someone with health needs can be emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. Sarah Forgrave has spent considerable time, both as someone struggling with serious medical issues and as the family member of a chronically ill patient, and she understands the many challenges you face in your caregiving role.

    Sarah wants to share what she discovered with you–peace through prayer, solace in Scripture, and unending hope from a Heavenly Father who never stops loving you.

    Each heartfelt prayer and devotion is intended to help you navigate the complex set of emotions that come with caregiving. Read it front to back or go directly to the devotion addressing how you feel at any given moment…when you need it most.

    Take comfort in the truth that God knows your every need as a caregiver and is always there for you amid your toughest trials.

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  • Living With Momma

    $16.99

    Teaches caregivers how to take on the challenge–and actually enjoy–outdated living arrangements with adult family members.

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  • Bring Each Other Home

    $14.99

    “Walk with him” was the heavenly command the author received after her beloved mate was diagnosed with dementia. Let this caregiver take you along on her trek through a puzzling maze of challenges where she receives assistance and encouragement. This book offers inspiration, enlightenment to those caring for someone with a long-term illness.

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  • New Every Day

    $18.00

    Alzheimer’s. It barges into your life, breaks your heart, bewilders your mind, disrupts your plans, impacts your finances, and consumes enormous amounts of time and energy. When someone you love has Alzheimer’s, you need more than just information on the disease–you need a break. You need a laugh. You need a friend by your side who knows exactly what you’re going through.

    Award-winning humorist Dave M. Meurer is that friend. Packed with practical information–like how to get the DMV to take away the car keys or how you shouldn’t insist on correcting your loved one’s misperceptions–and plenty of true stories from his own experiences navigating life with a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s, New Every Day offers hard-earned wisdom and even some badly needed comic relief for readers journeying down this difficult road. With compassion born of experience, Meurer helps caregivers develop the ability to relax, adapt, and even sometimes laugh again.

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  • His Love Carries Me

    $14.99

    DeLayne and Chris Haga’s lives change in an instant when he is diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. He never smoked. Get a glimpse through a caregiver’s eyes on the six-year roller coaster of challenges and learn from her experiences as she proactively advocates for her husband to save his life. This brutally honest personal story lets us know we aren’t alone in our struggles while facing a life-threatening condition. Join this spiritual journey as faith, hope, and love carry the Hagas through the difficult times. Read how Chris gains victory over cancer and achieves “No Evidence of Disease” three times. Witness the miracles and many blessings they receive as God continues to put the right people in the right place at the right time in answer to prayer. Their story will inspire caregivers, patients, family, and friends affected by a devastating diagnosis, while showing the importance of planning ahead and dealing with end-of-life issues. Their testimony shows us we can find strength through hope and faith as we experience trials of our own.

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  • Hidden Treasures : Finding Hope At The End Of Lifes Journey

    $16.99

    Many people are facing life-threatening diseases, terminal illness, and the long-term care of elderly parents, but have few resources to rely on in these difficult times. They often keep their challenges private only to suffer in silence with no real support system. This book delivers practical solutions to the problems everyone must deal with when they are experiencing the degradation of the quality of their life or the potential loss of a loved one. Based on experiences derived from 25 years of prayer ministry, Bertram’s Hidden Treasures provides insight and guidance to equip patients, family members, and friends to walk through these challenging times with foresight, looking for and expecting to see God at work in many miraculous ways. It offers sound advice grounded in the truths found in Scripture and the wisdom reveled through real-life stories and case studies. This book helps those who have ever wondered . . . If God is good, why are we going through this? What will our family do during this crisis? How do we fight the fear that is trying to consume us? How can we encourage reconciliation in our family? Where can we find peace in the journey? What happens when we die? Is there life after death? What is heaven like? Hidden Treasures will inspire, motivate, and encourage loved ones to begin to walk the road to heaven without the fear and anxiety associated with death and dying. They’ll discover that the Word of God has answers to the questions that seem to have no answer; and that comfort awaits as they begin to view their situation from a heavenly perspective. Ultimately, it reveals that hope is available, death with dignity is possible, and there are hidden treasures to embrace along the way.

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  • 30 Days Of Hope When Caring For Aging Parents

    $9.99

    In 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents, author and fellow caregiver Kathy Howard offers the encouragement needed as you strive to care for your parents in a way that pleases God and shows them honor and respect while maintaining their dignity. Through Scripture passages, prayer prompts, and Kathy’s personal stories, be strengthened in the knowledge that the giver of all wisdom will empower you in the daily moments when you are caught between being your parents’ child and their caregiver.

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  • Grace For The Unexpected Journey

    $15.99

    For the weary dementia or Alzheimer’s caregiver

    If you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you carry a heavy load. On top of having to watch someone you love suffer, you are probably losing sleep, growing frustrated, and struggling with loneliness or even depression. With little to no help and no time for a break, this unrelenting stress is hard to carry.

    Grace for the Unexpected Journey: A 60-Day Devotional for Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia Caregivers provides the care that caregivers need.

    Each daily devotion:
    Is short, ideal for demanding schedules
    Reflects on a relevant Scripture passage
    Features a relatable caregiving story
    Offers of a key Scripture for meditation

    When the struggles seem insurmountable, this devotional offers strength. When stress floods in, it points to peace. And when darkness falls, it illuminates hope. Caregivers walk a long, difficult road. This devotional gives grace for their journey.

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  • Walking Through Twilight

    $17.00

    Foreword By Nicholas Wolterstorff Introduction: Walking Through Twilight
    1. Rage In A Psych Ward
    2. The Year Of Learning Things I Did Not Want To Know
    Interlude: The Mensa Card
    3. It Is Eerie
    4. Giving Up
    Interlude: Sunny
    5. The Temptation To Hate God
    6. Learning To Lament
    Interlude: My Worried Ear
    7. Joy In Lament
    8. Moses And Our Sadness
    Interlude: The Red Book
    9. Lamenting In The Classroom
    10. Lamenting Online
    Interlude: At The Museum
    11. Technology Free
    12. Learning To Lie To My Wife (as Little As Possible)
    Interlude: Jesus Loves Me
    13. Gallows Humor
    14. Dogs, Dementia, And Us
    15. Miss Becky And A Way Of Speaking
    Interlude: Snack And Scalp
    16. Words Fail Us
    17. My Escape Into Meaning
    Interlude: Becky As My Student
    18. How Is Becky?
    Interlude: Resting
    Conclusion: From Twilight Into Darkness
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix: Lightening The Load
    Notes

    Additional Info
    How do you continue to find God as dementia pulls your loved one into the darkness?

    Nothing is simple for a person suffering from dementia, and for those they love. When ordinary tasks of communication, such as using a phone, become complex, then difficult, and then impossible, isolation becomes inevitable. Helping becomes excruciating.

    In these pages philosopher Douglas Groothuis offers a window into his experience of caring for his wife as a rare form of dementia ravages her once-brilliant mind and eliminates her once-stellar verbal acuity. Mixing personal narrative with spiritual insight, he captures moments of lament as well as philosophical and theological reflection. Brief interludes provide poignant pictures of life inside the Groothuis household, and we meet a parade of caregivers, including a very skilled companion dog.

    Losses for both Doug and Becky come daily, and his questions for God multiply as he navigates the descending darkness. Here is a frank exploration of how one continues to find God in the twilight.

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  • Courageous Caregiving : A High Calling

    $18.99

    Two words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” brutally and relentlessly rewrote the script that James and Lucy had envisioned for life. The changes came slowly at first, then finally, the threat to their dreams could no longer be denied. Lucy Dishongh tells the story of how the relationship changed from she as his princess and he as her Knight to her new role as mother and James in his role as her “little man.”

    Filled with beautiful prose, poignant moments, and hard truth, Courageous Caregiving will help you see the beauty in troubled circumstances and face your future without fear, a little humor, and a growing faith.

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  • Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade

    $15.99

    Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?

    Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss.

    This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will:
    *Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease
    *Correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD
    *Discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages
    *Address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey
    *Offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD

    Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.

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  • Notes From A Wingman

    $17.00

    Wingman is a term for an aircraft that flies alongside and slightly behind a lead aircraft providing additional support during a flight mission. As a massage therapist working in an outpatient oncology center, the author was a wingman to cancer patients and caregivers. Her experience highlighted the need for patients to take the seat as the pilot on their journey.

    This guide seeks to bridge the gap between the patient as a person and their medical diagnosis and support. Notes from a Wingman: Maintaining Wellbeing During Cancer Treatment takes the focus from the diagnosis and returns the quality of life to the patient by providing suggestions that can ease the path of healing.

    Notes from a Wingman is a useful pre-flight preparation for the treatment journey and may provide support when treatment is in progress. Five simple missions assist the patient when one becomes lost in the diagnosis. This guide suggests items that will be useful during treatment and provides a daily log sheet that can be used as a template for a journal.

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  • God Is Involved

    $9.95

    Been there?

    You have forty-five minutes until the doctor appointment. Plenty of time. But then your mother decides she should clean out her purse and possibly use a different one. As you are going out the front door, she thinks maybe she should go to the bathroom one more time. If you have been there, you will know that you need more than patience. You need to know that God is involved. These stories are real.

    Bethany Uhl’s insight is that God is close and his Word is important for caregivers. These devotions build on actual events and reflect the insights and encouragements the Word of God gives. She has cared for parents and loved ones through crises and everyday experiences, frustrations, and joys.

    But more important, her stories reveal how much God was involved in helping and clarifying what she did. This book shares experiences and reflections of the ups and downs of caregiving and relates them to the Word and Spirit of God.

    These devotions are easy to read. They come from real people and offer practical advice from a biblical point of view. Each entry includes the full biblical texts as well as a prayer for the day. Your story is real too.

    When you face the challenges of being a loving caregiver, you will find your experience reflected in the many people Bethany writes about.

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  • Pastoral Care : Telling The Stories Of Our Lives

    $38.99

    This book affirms the historic link between Christian formation and pastoral care by locating the distinctive nature of pastoral care in the mission of the church to form persons in the Christian life of love. Drawing primarily on the theological concept of sanctification and using insights from narrative psychological theory, this text presents a praxis-oriented model of pastoral care as companionship. Pastoral caregivers, it suggests, are called to be companions growing in love, walking alongside others who are likewise growing in love of God, self, and other. Such pastoral caregivers engage their companions in narrative, relational, and prophetic practices in multiple settings. The book develops a model of companionship. It then explores the process of becoming trustworthy companions; a process of practicing companionship through pastoral assessment and developing plans of care; companioning communities; and accompanying persons and families in the midst of life joys and challenges, such as stress, crisis, violence, the end of life. Case studies throughout the book illustrate these practices of companionship with individuals, families, and congregations. Pastoral caregivers are called to be companions growing in love as we walk with and alongside others on a shared journey of growth in love of God, self, other, and the entirety of God’s creation. Pastoral caregivers both point towards the companionship of God’s Spirit and become companions in the Christian life as we are formed more fully in love through grace. Companionship implies relationship, community, and sharing the embodied realities of this life together, which is symbolized in the Christian community by breaking bread together. Our English word companion derives from the Latin com + panis, which literally means bread mates. Companionship includes the radical hospitality of sharing bread as Christians do in the celebration of communion or Eucharist and as envisioned in the eschatological banquet to which Jesus invites us all.

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  • Hope For The Caregiver

    $15.99

    There are 65.7 million caregivers in America, making up 29 percent of the U.S. adult population. Where does the caregiver turn when dealing with their own need for encouragement and renewal?

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  • Experiencing God While Caregiving

    $28.95

    My hope is that this book will be an encouragement for all caregivers, especially those who are facing the prospect of caregiving for the first time. Caregiving can seem overwhelming and lonely. I know there were plenty of times I felt like throwing in the towel as I was caring for my husband, but I knew I couldn’t. No one understands caregiving and the problems that can arise like as someone who has also cared for a loved one. Hopefully this book will give anyone a more creative approach to their journey through the caregiving process.

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  • Experiencing God While Caregiving

    $11.95

    My hope is that this book will be an encouragement for all caregivers, especially those who are facing the prospect of caregiving for the first time. Caregiving can seem overwhelming and lonely. I know there were plenty of times I felt like throwing in the towel as I was caring for my husband, but I knew I couldn’t. No one understands caregiving and the problems that can arise like as someone who has also cared for a loved one. Hopefully this book will give anyone a more creative approach to their journey through the caregiving process.

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  • Do The Next Thing

    $30.95

    DO THE NEXT THING is a book of encouragement and a manual of how to regain control over your life when you get the diagnosis of Cancer. Everything in your life seems to be spinning out of control even as you try to reel it back in. It is a guide for caregivers and those who want to reach out to someone suffering from the disease but aren’t quite sure how they can best minister to the person who is in the battle. DO THE NEXT THING is written through the view of a husband’s eyes on how to walk his wife through the fears and the unknown. This book is a “how to” and a “love story” of his love for her and the love shown by others. Most of all it is a book about God’s love and faithfulness in our darkest hour.

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  • Do The Next Thing

    $13.95

    DO THE NEXT THING is a book of encouragement and a manual of how to regain control over your life when you get the diagnosis of Cancer. Everything in your life seems to be spinning out of control even as you try to reel it back in. It is a guide for caregivers and those who want to reach out to someone suffering from the disease but aren’t quite sure how they can best minister to the person who is in the battle. DO THE NEXT THING is written through the view of a husband’s eyes on how to walk his wife through the fears and the unknown. This book is a “how to” and a “love story” of his love for her and the love shown by others. Most of all it is a book about God’s love and faithfulness in our darkest hour.

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  • Overcoming Stress : Advice For People Who Give Too Much

    $17.00

    Stress can lead to extensive psychological and physical suffering, but there are choices you can make that will reduce your stress and improve your ability to cope. This book offers not just the facts but a message of hope. Overcoming Stress looks not only at the causes of stress but also at the manifestations and psychological conditions, such as physical illness, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobic states, and depression. It offers information on both acute treatments and longer term management in avoiding stress and its ill effects. “Stress will always be with us, and we will continue to suffer–unless we choose to change,” says Dr. Cantopher. “The good news is that this is possible–stress-related illness is avoidable, and if you change, you will attain happiness.”

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  • Overcoming Depression : The Curse Of The Strong

    $17.00

    Dr. Cantopher provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of depressive illness, which affects over 15.5 million people in the United States. Guiding the reader through the nature of depression, its history, symptoms, causes, and treatments, as well as myths about it along the way. Warm and supportive, this new edition, which also includes the latest on medications, stresses that sufferers should not blame themselves but can take hope from the fact that there is meaning in their illness and that getting better is a real option.

    Generously supplied with illuminating anecdotes and insights, this book has specific advice about what to do if you are currently unwell, as well as valuable information for caregivers, medical professionals, or anyone interested in this destructive illness, which is set to become the second biggest health burden in the world after heart disease.

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  • New Every Morning

    $9.99

    Care giving can be an immense burden fraught with tough days and dark nights. Come journey with Earline as she writes from her experience as a caregiver. These 52 devotions written for both the caregiver and the patient will encourage you as you walk this path. As you read each day you will be reminded that His mercies are New Every Morning.

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  • Voices Of Aging

    $11.99

    Nationally recognized older adult advocate Missy Buchanan offers a compassionate look at the concerns of two generations – adult children and their parents – as they struggle with the fears and frustrations of aging.

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  • Reluctant Caregiver : Navigating The Turmoil Of The Sandwich Generation

    $17.99

    Some say courage is fear that has said its prayers.

    Bobbi may be married with two grown children, but the child inside still fears and resents the attacks and tirades of her ninety-year-old mother, now afflicted with dementia. While still a teenager, Bobbi was disowned by her mother. How can she now take on the role of caregiver?

    Bobbi seeks escape from the task, but gradually realizes that Jesus has a greater goal in mind than teaching her to be a caregiver. Crisis after crisis forces Bobbi to turn to Jesus for help, all the while testing to see if his promises can be taken literally. Is he in charge? Will he work things out? Is his plan perfect?

    Nancy’s erratic behaviour and moods punctuate the ensuing year. Stripped of any illusion that she can cope on her own, Bobbi finds her faith rewarded in unpredictable ways. Her journey of anxiety and failure also comes with insights and small but important victories. She tells the story candidly, often humorously, as she comes to a deeper understanding of dementia, her mother, and most of all, Jesus.

    Read and weep. Laugh and pray. Gain courage and perspective of your own!

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  • If Nuns Ruled The World

    $12.99

    Open Road Media
    Veteran reporter Jo Piazza profiles ten extraordinary nuns and the causes to which they have dedicated their lives–from an eighty-three-year-old Ironman champion to a sassy campaigner for equal wealth distributionMeet Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans; Sister Megan Rice, who is willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons; and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who is fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church. During a time when American nuns are under attack from the very institution to which they pledge, these sisters offer inspiring, provocative counterstories that are sure to spark debate.Overthrowing our popular perception of nuns as killjoy schoolmarms content to live in the annals of nostalgia, Piazza defines them instead as the most vigorous catalysts of change in an otherwise constricting patriarchy.

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  • 2nd Forgetting : Remembering The Power Of The Gospel During Alzheimers Dise

    $14.99

    Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today. His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins in, reciting each cherished word. When he hears an old hymn of faith, his hand slowly raises and he breathes out each word quietly, his face reflecting a peace that passes all understanding. Alzheimer’s disease has been described as the ‘defining disease’ of the baby boomer generation. Millions of Americans will spend much of their retirement years either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they face great uncertainty, knowing that they can expect to live their remaining years with increasing confusion and progressively greater reliance upon other people to care for them. As the disease advances it seems to overwhelm a person, narrowing their focus and leading them to forget critical truths about the Lord, their life with him, and his promises. Through the personal stories of those affected and the loved ones who care for them, Dr. Benjamin Mast highlights the power of the gospel for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Filled with helpful, up-to-date information, Dr. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering and God’s commitment to not forget his people. In addition, he gives practical suggestions for how the church can come alongside families and those struggling, offering help and hope to victims of this debilitating disease. If you are a Christian who knows or loves someone with Alzheimer’s disease, have recently been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease, or are a pastor or ministry leader seeking to better understand and minister to people with Alzheimer’s disease this book will encourage you with the good news of God’s faithfulness and the future hope he calls us to.

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  • Love Me Till I Die

    $9.95

    Love Me Till I Die is written from the perspective of someone who is dying. Penned by Daniel Schramm, a hospice chaplain with years of experience working with those who are dying and their families, this short work provides valuable advice for family members, friends, caregivers, and healthcare workers as to the desires of someone who is dying. Our greatest longing is to love and be loved, especially at the end of life. This book gives voice to this yearning.

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  • Dear Caregiver : Reflections For Family Caregivers

    $18.99

    Family care-giving for a loved one with a serious illness is a very noble and important role. It is also often a challenging and emotionally and physically draining endeavor. DEAR CAREGIVER is a book written to encourage caregivers in this all consuming but vital ministry for which many caregivers feel ill equipped. This book points to the Lord as the caregiver’s source of strength. The book further seeks to provide practical and spiritual encouragement to family caregivers who have lovingly taken on a role which they did not anticipate or perhaps desire.

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  • Healing Our Hurts

    $15.00

    Caregivers face an ongoing challenge in dealing with the difficult emotions of those we care for and nurture. When it comes to anger, despair, guilt, or sorrow, what are the best ways to respond? What does it mean if a person we are caring for feels anxious, fearful, frustrated or stressed? If we notice apathy, aggression, shame or suspicion, what can we do to try and understand what a person is feeling as we work to help them? In Healing Our Hurts, Daniel Bagby identifies and explains all the dynamics at play in these complex emotions. Offering practical biblical insights to these feelings, he interprets faith-based responses to separate overly religious piety from true, natural human emotion. This book helps us learn how to deal with life’s difficult emotions in a redemptive and responsible way.

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  • Stolen : A Daughters Chronology Of Alzheimers Disease And The Impact Of In

    $26.49

    “What would you say if I told you that an insidious thief maybe lurking in your mind?”, asks author and advocate Lora D. King. Her compelling anecdote in STOLEN clearly reveals the impact of a robbery that occurs in the brain as a result of the theft. This bandit is commonly known as Alzheimer’s Disease. Also known as AD, it is a brain disease which steals a person’s memory, and causes alarming thinking and behavior problems that seriously impact cognitive and functional abilities to the point of requiring 24-hour care. Alzheimer’s Disease is a complex villain, and only recently have the clinical and scientific puzzles of AD started to come together. King is a strong advocate of the research that is key to stopping this kind of pillage in the brain, and how all of us should be vested in its termination by participating in research and clinical studies. AD is an equal opportunity burglar – and crosses all levels of class, racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. Thus making STOLEN a definite book to read for everyone! Not a sad and depressing story – it is warm, insightful, up-lifting, and a voice of hope – according to King, a retired social worker. Every morning her Dad wakes up and navigates another day, she genuinely sees it as a personal triumph because one of her most treasured social work principles – a strength-based concept, is being carried out. The focus here is a positive outlook on what patients can do, rather than concentrating on what they cannot do. King believes this is the foundation for her dad’s care, along with caregivers with a calling, and cleverly demonstrates how others can do the same. STOLEN ends on a surprisingly high note, with a commentary commencing her blog site, “Let’s Talk” in order to stay connected with her readers. Alzheimer’s Disease is no joke, to paraphrase Betty Davis who said, “Growing old is not for sissies.” Lora King is triumphant in her magical mix of storytelling and educational information about AD. If you are a baby boomer, primary caregiver or in-home-caregiver, then you need to read this book and share it with every caregiver you know. I should know, I’ve been primary caregiver to my mother for years. M.J. Duffy, author of Lost Love, the Zankli Chronicles Book Stolen is the honest story of a daughter’s and son’s efforts to be the primary caregiver for her aging father as he slips away into Alzheimer’s Disease. It is inspiring and heart warming…a must read for any family caregiver. Judy Wunsch, member of

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  • Stolen : A Daughters Chronology Of Alzheimers Disease And The Impact Of In

    $17.49

    “What would you say if I told you that an insidious thief maybe lurking in your mind?”, asks author and advocate Lora D. King. Her compelling anecdote in STOLEN clearly reveals the impact of a robbery that occurs in the brain as a result of the theft. This bandit is commonly known as Alzheimer’s Disease. Also known as AD, it is a brain disease which steals a person’s memory, and causes alarming thinking and behavior problems that seriously impact cognitive and functional abilities to the point of requiring 24-hour care. Alzheimer’s Disease is a complex villain, and only recently have the clinical and scientific puzzles of AD started to come together. King is a strong advocate of the research that is key to stopping this kind of pillage in the brain, and how all of us should be vested in its termination by participating in research and clinical studies. AD is an equal opportunity burglar – and crosses all levels of class, racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries. Thus making STOLEN a definite book to read for everyone! Not a sad and depressing story – it is warm, insightful, up-lifting, and a voice of hope – according to King, a retired social worker. Every morning her Dad wakes up and navigates another day, she genuinely sees it as a personal triumph because one of her most treasured social work principles – a strength-based concept, is being carried out. The focus here is a positive outlook on what patients can do, rather than concentrating on what they cannot do. King believes this is the foundation for her dad’s care, along with caregivers with a calling, and cleverly demonstrates how others can do the same. STOLEN ends on a surprisingly high note, with a commentary commencing her blog site, “Let’s Talk” in order to stay connected with her readers. Alzheimer’s Disease is no joke, to paraphrase Betty Davis who said, “Growing old is not for sissies.” Lora King is triumphant in her magical mix of storytelling and educational information about AD. If you are a baby boomer, primary caregiver or in-home-caregiver, then you need to read this book and share it with every caregiver you know. I should know, I’ve been primary caregiver to my mother for years. M.J. Duffy, author of Lost Love, the Zankli Chronicles Book Stolen is the honest story of a daughter’s and son’s efforts to be the primary caregiver for her aging father as he slips away into Alzheimer’s Disease. It is inspiring and heart warming…a must read for any family caregiver. Judy Wunsch, member of

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  • Joy Boosters : 120 Ways To Encourage Older Adults

    $9.99

    Missy Buchanan is back with another book that will surely be welcomed by families, churches, and others wanting to encourage older adults. Her passion and sensitivity to the needs of elderly persons shine through in this practical volume packed with simple, creative ways to increase the joy of older adults.

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  • Chicken Soup For The Caregivers Soul

    $14.95

    A dose of inspiration for caregiving professionals and the millions of souls who help care for family and friends.

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  • Mother Has Alzheimers

    $32.99

    I knew little about Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating ailment afflicting over five million Americans, and I hadn’t known anyone who suffered from it. Then it became personal. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This is a story of our journey together during the various stages of her illness. In many ways it was not a pretty time. Yet, through this difficult experience, there were shafts of light from the One who understands all things and promises to be with us. It was His light that led me to dig deeper, furrow beneath His wings, and find His peace and strength in the storm.

    Through retelling personal stories, I invite you along on my journey. By sharing my close up perspective of this disease, you will enter with me into the eye of the storm, but more importantly, into the goodness of God. In the midst of the devastation of Alzheimer’s, God met me with encouragement, direction, comfort, peace, and even joy.

    You will see that a person doesn’t have to be healed in order for God to be glorified, that He’s all about the journey. I experienced victory in the midst of trial, opportunities to serve when serving was a test, the ability to trust when situations were tedious and perplexing, and thankfulness when days were clouded with a heavy, oppressive fog. Overall, I found hope in the midst of loss in what became an adventure in God. I took Him at His word and was not disappointed. All glory to the Father!

    “But thanks be to God who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” (II Cor.2:14).

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  • Mother Has Alzheimers

    $20.99

    I knew little about Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating ailment afflicting over five million Americans, and I hadn’t known anyone who suffered from it. Then it became personal. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This is a story of our journey together during the various stages of her illness. In many ways it was not a pretty time. Yet, through this difficult experience, there were shafts of light from the One who understands all things and promises to be with us. It was His light that led me to dig deeper, furrow beneath His wings, and find His peace and strength in the storm.

    Through retelling personal stories, I invite you along on my journey. By sharing my close up perspective of this disease, you will enter with me into the eye of the storm, but more importantly, into the goodness of God. In the midst of the devastation of Alzheimer’s, God met me with encouragement, direction, comfort, peace, and even joy.

    You will see that a person doesn’t have to be healed in order for God to be glorified, that He’s all about the journey. I experienced victory in the midst of trial, opportunities to serve when serving was a test, the ability to trust when situations were tedious and perplexing, and thankfulness when days were clouded with a heavy, oppressive fog. Overall, I found hope in the midst of loss in what became an adventure in God. I took Him at His word and was not disappointed. All glory to the Father!

    “But thanks be to God who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” (II Cor.2:14).

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  • With Each Passing Moment

    $14.95

    Caregivers. Beyond tired, beyond stressed, they hunger for a glimmer of hope. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices. They are stretched way too thin and panic simmers just under the surface. What if the next thing to go wrong makes them snap? With Each Passing Moment, a devotional memoir, offers hope and encouragement for weary caregivers. The short chapters are arranged alphabetically by emotional, physical, and spiritual needs that caregivers face daily.

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  • Struggles Of Caregiving

    $7.99

    Caregiving is a demanding task that takes a huge toll on the person providing care – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Nell Noonan, speaking from her own experience as caregiver for her husband, describes caregiving as a “cataclysmic spiritual experience.”

    Noonan says it’s critical for caregivers to practice self-care so they can cope with their situation. Paying attention to their spiritual health is especially important.

    The 28-Days format (4 weeks of brief daily readings that include scripture and prayer) provides an accessible way for caregivers, typically stressed and pressed for time, to devote a few minutes to their spiritual health.

    Noonan’s honesty and faith are hallmarks of her writing. Speaking from her own experience and that of others, she does not avoid difficult situations and the feelings that accompany them. She witnesses to the strength she finds as she continually turns to God, even in her darkest moments.

    Caregivers will appreciate these devotions that are both forthright and uplifting.

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  • Nurses Best Medicine

    $14.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434912701Mae VanPeltBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Spirituality Of Caregiving

    $9.99

    You already know that caregiving is hard work and is sometimes unappreciated, but have you ever considered that it isn’t easy to be the care receiver? In this encouraging book Henri Nouwen communicates warmth, respect, and compassion as he shares heartfelt insights on what it means to be a caregiver and to be cared for. His wisdom will change how you approach the caregiving relationship. A must read for every caregiver!

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  • Theres A Storm Coming The Journey To Rescue And Save My Father

    $39.95

    This book chronicles the five-year journey the author took with her father, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, to restore his dignity and help him reach his physical, mental, and spiritual potential. The common denominator of faith in God and a belief in his supreme will enabled communication with her father, which was previously limited. Pragmatically, the author gives the caregiver suggestions on how to ensure the patient’s sense of accomplishment and purpose and maps out daily activity processes.

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  • Theres A Storm Coming The Journey To Rescue And Save My Father

    $24.95

    This book chronicles the five-year journey the author took with her father, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, to restore his dignity and help him reach his physical, mental, and spiritual potential. The common denominator of faith in God and a belief in his supreme will enabled communication with her father, which was previously limited. Pragmatically, the author gives the caregiver suggestions on how to ensure the patient’s sense of accomplishment and purpose and maps out daily activity processes.

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  • Christ A Sheltering Tree

    $15.99

    Carol Scarbrough attended Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community college both in Albuquerque and got her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in California. She graduated with honors: Alpha Chi, awarded most outstanding student in Psychology and nominated for Who’s Who. Carol was in ministry for over fifteen years She worked in a counseling center for troubled youth abusing drugs and alcohol. She also worked in Mexico as a summer intern. She taught art at Ozark Christian College and traveled with the Singing Strings doing chalk drawings for churches, juvenile homes, Indian reservations and a prison farm. Carol with her professor Husband at Azusa Pacific University helped co sponsor The International Fellowship of international students. Carol is now active in Missionary Care at her church and she enjoys working in computer graphics and design. Psalms 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

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  • Learning To Let Go

    $14.95

    A short, practical, and personal guide to residential care. Sooner or later many of us will have to “go into care.” How do we, and those who are involved in our care, make wise choices? This book is written both for those preparing to enter residential care and for those (professionals, volunteers, pastors, family members, and friends) who can offer support to ease the struggle of transition. Learning to Let Go acknowledges and explores the intense experience of grief and bereavement that surrounds the relinquishment of independent living. The book explores how to ensure that those going into care retain their identity and are not reduced to peripheral status as “patient” or “resident.” Covering practical details from how to choose a home to what to pack when moving, this book will help facilitate a smooth transition at this emotional time of upheaval.

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  • Smile From The Other Side

    $16.99

    Victory can come through tragedies when we lean on the strength of Jesus Christ and each other.

    The Smile from The Other Side offers practical help and hope for parents who find themselves traveling the uncertain path of caring for a terminally ill child. Each chapter begins with a portion of the author’s personal story and ends with a self-help section of resources and Scriptures. The gripping account of what Lynette Norton and her teenage daughter Melissa endured, and how they got to The Other Side, will inspire and encourage you to hold fast to the persistence and faith that life-and-death situations require.
    Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NIV)

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  • Under The Eye

    $28.95

    Hopeless? Emotionally paralyzed?

    Under the Eye traces the journey of one woman in the same condition who against hope… found it.

    Sweeping from a prosperous early life into extreme adversity and struggle, Brenda Lane’s Under the Eye traces the encouraging life of one woman who refused to give up her faith, even in the most trying circumstances. She was rewarded by the ever present companionship of her faithful God.

    This story traces her life and the amazing gift that God used to keep her strong and to eventually turn her life around. At times funny, touching, and astonishing, Under the Eye demonstrates the phenominal way that God works in our lives.

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  • Under The Eye

    $11.95

    Hopeless? Emotionally paralyzed?

    Under the Eye traces the journey of one woman in the same condition who against hope… found it.

    Sweeping from a prosperous early life into extreme adversity and struggle, Brenda Lane’s Under the Eye traces the encouraging life of one woman who refused to give up her faith, even in the most trying circumstances. She was rewarded by the ever present companionship of her faithful God.

    This story traces her life and the amazing gift that God used to keep her strong and to eventually turn her life around. At times funny, touching, and astonishing, Under the Eye demonstrates the phenominal way that God works in our lives.

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  • Facing Illness Finding God

    $16.99

    Find spiritual strength for healing in the wisdom of Jewish tradition. The teachings and wisdom of Jewish tradition can provide comfort and inspiration to help you maintain personal balance and family harmony amid the fear, pain and chaos of illness.

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  • No Act Of Love Is Ever Wasted

    $16.00

    There are five million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly 10 million loved ones caring for them.

    Addressing the concerns of these elders and their caregivers is a matter of increasing importance. Relying on their many years of experience in this area, Thibault and Morgan offer this book to provide a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

    Caregivers have two basic needs:

    *affirmation that caregiving is not in vain
    *reassurance that the lives of those for whom they care are not being lived in vain
    Care receivers need more than medical attention; they need tender care, involvement in the community, and a sense of connection with a loving God. When patient and caregiver regard this shared experience as a “mutual spiritual path,” each plays a role in deepening the spiritual life of the other.

    No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted is an excellent resource for individuals caring for loved ones as well as for counselors, support group leaders, pastors and other professionals. In addition to offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver and to the world.

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  • Dying Spirituality : A Commentary Of Hospice Spiritual Care

    $14.99

    This book is not an all-inclusive account of my years in hospice but rather based on my observations and experiences with dying patients, their families, caregivers, and staff interaction with families, my own included. I hope my opinion will benefit all who read this book and challenge each to greater process the dying experience.

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  • When Your Aging Parent Needs Care

    $17.99

    Harvest House Print On Demand

    In nearly a quarter of households in the US, someone is caring for an elderly parent. Authors Candy Arrington and Kim Atchley draw from their personal experiences to speak to and support those who face the challenges of caring for a parent. With compassion and guidance, Arrington and Atchley partner with readers to
    help a parent with limited mobility, memory, ability, and resources
    draw from the wisdom of Scripture for sustenance
    understand the elderly parent’s perspective on giving up control, illness, and aging effectively organize forms, prescriptions, care, housing, and finances
    find personal balance by nurturing their own health, faith, and family

    What begins as a way to honor those they love becomes, for many, a confusing and stressful time. This resource of hope provides caregivers with the support and direction they need to be spiritually, physically, and emotionally prepared for what they face day by day.

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  • Helping Those Who Hurt

    $13.99

    Practical advice for anybody who ministers to the wounded. In this straightforward, action-oriented guide, Roberts draws from her 20 years of experience to offer concrete steps for helping parishioners through times of grief, death, marital difficulties, divorce, health issues, hospital stays, addiction, abuse, parenting, pain, suicide, aging, and more.

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  • Compassionate Care : An Inspirational Guide For Caregivers Of The Seriously

    $16.99

    Those dealing with the physical or emotional needs and behaviors of those on the journey to death, or those dealing with the difficulties of life-changing illness or injury need special wisdom. This volume offers help and hope for those living in difficult circumstances. The circumstances of grief, depression, and the exhaustion that comes from dealing with the emotional and physical problems that attend life-changing illness or injury. The book is devotional in nature and offers encouragement and understanding. Read it and grow.

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  • Lay Pastoral Care Giving

    $18.00

    A distinguished historian, academic and occasional evangelist I know was hushed by his stunned wife after he said to a friend he was visiting in the hospital, “I hope you don’t die.” A sentiment appreciated but oh-so-awkward.

    Expressing care to someone in need – whether within the community of faith or beyond – may seem the most natural thing in the world. For some, it is; for others, it’s less so. All can improve.

    Learn to reach out with God’s love and care for others as outlined in this practical book. Farabaugh offers a systemic path for pastoral care using the gifts of the laity in the church.

    “At a district Council on Ministries’ meeting, our conversation focused on the realization that most of the clergy had no assistance in the area of pastoral care and felt overwhelmed by their many, sometimes conflicting, responsibilities,” writes Farabaugh. “Most of the churches did not train anyone in caring ministries. Today it is time for clergy and laity to partner in caring for one another.”

    Unique to this course is the ongoing training and accountability meetings outlined for those in this invaluable ministry. During the monthly meetings, participants report on what they have learned and also learn about aspects of caring for situations and conditions of life, such as illness, suffering, grief and loss.

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  • Nurses Are From Heaven

    $23.99

    This book carries a message of hope and life to nurses in a troubled and challenging profession. It is the power boost every nurse needs today. Readers experience the real reason behind the nurse’s behavior: Caring. Why and how do we care? Do we care enough? How can we keep on caring? Where is the Source of Caring? Readers embark on this exciting journey through the life of the nurse: her joys, sorrows, achievements, and crosses. They visit the nurse’s mysterious dimension of faith. They laugh and cry, and become inspired and refreshed. Some will be inspired to study Nursing, others will try to be better nurses, while yet others will decide to stay in Nursing even longer. There is something for everyone: a taste of what really matters in Nursing, Caring.

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  • Nurses Are From Heaven

    $15.99

    This book carries a message of hope and life to nurses in a troubled and challenging profession. It is the power boost every nurse needs today. Readers experience the real reason behind the nurse’s behavior: Caring. Why and how do we care? Do we care enough? How can we keep on caring? Where is the Source of Caring? Readers embark on this exciting journey through the life of the nurse: her joys, sorrows, achievements, and crosses. They visit the nurse’s mysterious dimension of faith. They laugh and cry, and become inspired and refreshed. Some will be inspired to study Nursing, others will try to be better nurses, while yet others will decide to stay in Nursing even longer. There is something for everyone: a taste of what really matters in Nursing, Caring.

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  • Indispensable Guide To Pastoral Care

    $17.00

    Acknowledgments
    1. What Makes Care “Pastoral”?
    2. Being In Right Relationship
    3. The Practice Of Presence
    4. Hearing Others Into Speech
    5. Godward Listening
    6. Sacred Words, Sacred Actions
    7. Are Any Among You Sick?
    8. A Time To Weep
    9. A Time To Dance
    Resources

    Additional Info
    This guide presents a basic description of both theological and practical dimensions of pastoral care, what makes care distinctly pastoral, as compared to other kinds of caregiving. The teaching approach used here is both conceptual and practical. Readers will explore basic concepts important in understanding each area of care, and learn how to use both traditional and contemporary resources in improving the care they offer.

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  • Caring For Mother

    $20.00

    Owens gives a clear account of caring for an elderly loved one who suffers with dementia. She notes the spiritual challenges she encountered, including fear of her own suffering and death. This book will be a helpful companion to those who are caregivers.

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  • Alzheimers : We Were There But So Was God

    $14.99

    Alzheimer’s disease has a devastating effect on its victims, those who suffer from it directly and those loved ones who try to care for them to the end.

    In this book Gwen Bibber Kimball uses powerful words to paint indelible images and contrasts to explain the ravaging effects of Alzheimer’s on her beloved husband Dave. Taken from her personal journal, Gwen shares witty and delightful accounts of the humorous moments to the excruciating pain of going beyond reasonable limits as a caregiver. Her poetic expressions of her deep faith in God and the stability of family and friends to the utter aloneness in coming to terms with what happened following Dave’s death will touch your heart.

    Gwen is amazing in her astute assessments of each plateau of the disease and what it meant for daily life, booth good and bad. Her book touched me deeply. I have glimpsed the anguish of two families forever changed.

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  • Eldercare Handbook

    $18.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780060776916Stella HenryBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2006Publisher: Zondervan

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  • Called To Care

    $30.00

    Judit Shelly and Arlene Miller define nursing for today based on a historically and theologically grounded understanding of the nurse’s call.

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  • Hospital Handbook On Multiculturalism And Religion

    $15.95

    In our religiously pluralistic society, clergy, medical, and nursing staffs in modern hospitals are confronted with caring for people with varied beliefs and customs. Since the overall care of a patient, and not just the surgeries performed or medicines given, affect an individual’s recovery, it is vitally important to be familiar with cultural and religious understandings and expectations around hygiene, pastoral care, autopsies, transfusions, and even the practices associated with death itself.
    A Hospital Handbook for Multiculturalism and Religion is a succinct guide to the care of patients from a variety of faiths. The original version included Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Baha’i. In the revised edition Neville Kirkwood has added chapters on Taoism, Confucianism, Neo-Confucianism, Chinese Buddhism, and Jainism. Each chapter examines not only the customs of adherents to various faith perspectives but also the significance of certain rites and attitudes, supplying health-care workers and chaplains with the information they need to provide the best care possible.

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  • Transforming Care : A Christian Vision Of Nursing Practice

    $26.50

    Nursing involves skill, judgment, compassion, and respect for human life whether or not the nurse is a Christian. Is there anything distinctive, then, about Christian nurses?

    The authors of Transforming Care address the question of how Christian faith molds nursing practice. Suggesting that such faith entails something more essential than evangelism or a certain position on moral dilemmas, they deal with the ordinary, everyday nature of nursing practice.

    The first part of the book articulates the relationship between Christian faith and nursing practice while analyzing the concepts of nursing, person, environment, and health common to nursing literature. The second part describes and evaluates nursing practice in three different health care contexts: acute care settings, mental health facilities, and community care contexts. Sidebars throughout the book offer thought-provoking quotations from well-known authors and nursing experts.

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  • Call Me If You Need Anything And Other Things Not To Say

    $8.99

    Because they do not know what to say or do, many people feel awkward or shy away from those who are suffering from terminal illnesses or who have experienced loss or other tragedies. With insights from personal experience, Cathy Peterson turns awkward conversations into words of comfort and good intentions into real help and encouragement. She provides sensible advice on everything from sending cards to mowing the lawn to offering condolences, including advice on what not to say.

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  • Gods Heart Your Hands

    $16.49

    This One’s for You, Caregiver “Hurry up! The car is running!” Then she appeared. Mom. All decked out: Pretty little dress.White Gloves. Handbag over her arm. And both eyebrows done up so nicely in bright pink lipstick! “Lord, let me never forget that this little lady was once just like me. … Teach me to treat her with respect and dignity. Amen.” Through true confessions and earthy humor, this caregiver shares her story and the stories of others in daily readings that will encourage “at-homes” and professionals alike to press on in their arduous task of caregiving. Rather than a “how-to” book, God’s Heart-Your Hands is a “why-to” book that connects the heart to the task. It presents real-life issues and Scripture-based solutions.

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  • Healing Words For Healing People

    $19.00

    Publisher Marketing: This book is divided into original meditations and prayers, each designed to give strength and inspiration to busy health professionals in the various situations they encounter in their daily routines. Additionally, the resource includes a list of suggested hymns on the theme of healing and a list of other liturgical resources.

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  • What Am I Getting Myself Into

    $13.49

    When Sara Wise first looked into the big brown eyes of the severely retarded eight-year-old boy strapped into a car seat like a toddler, she thought, “What have I gotten myself into?” Scottie was a toddler in every way except his size and age. She was at the beginning of a faith adventure that would change her life and many other lives in a profound way. Despite her fears and concerns, Sara persevered to obey the small, still voice in her spirit that she knew was her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her obedience has resulted in a church ministry that reaches out to the Virginia Peninsula and into many other churches in Virginia and other states.

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  • Aging Spirituality And Religion Volume 1

    $39.00

    New! The first such comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of gerontology and faith. Outstanding contributors from a variety of disciplines make this a potential library reference for chaplains, health-care workers, psychologists, etc.

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  • Healing Care Healing Prayer

    $16.99

    This book is a guide for those caregivers who want to include inner healing prayer as part of their ministry. Whether professionals or concerned laypeople, Christians can be used consistently by the Lord to facilitate deep change and healing in wounded people.

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  • Voices : Meditations For Caregivers

    $14.99

    Meditations for Caregivers is an exchange of the turbulent, humorous, and healing conversations of real people. These conversations have a monumental impact on how we transcend grief and move toward healing. There are spaces provided in this book just for you. Use them as you like.Jot down a favorite memory, an unpleasant experience, a fear, or an angry moment. Be my co-author and give ‘voice’ to your own feelings and stories. Together, we can heal and find hope in these sacred moments of caring for each other.

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  • Refuge From The Storm

    $15.49

    How did an Iowa boy meet and marry a North Carolina girl? More importantly, how did this boy come to meet and accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior? It was the providential hand of God that brought Doug and Ann together. Doug met Ann while stationed in North Carolina. After they were married, he went to UNC, graduating in 1960 with a B.S. in science teaching. They moved to Berea, Ohio, and while Doug taught, he earned an M.S. at Western Reserve University in 1963. Then tragedy struck in 1993 when Ann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She was slowly taken away from Doug by this insidious disease. This is the story of that long goodbye and the sharing of their hope in Christ.

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  • Aging Spirituality And Religion Volume 2

    $39.00

    Aging Spirituality, and Religion, Volume 1 published in 1995, provided the sociological, psychological, and theological perspectives for examining the ways in which spiritually and religion are experienced by aging persons in our society. As such, it provided the theoretical foundations for considering aging, spirituality and religion. This book picks up where volume 1 left off–with practical advice and tools for ministry with the aging in a variety of settings. Gerontological and theological perspectives undergird the practical guidance and a final section treats of the unique ethical issues involved in ministry with the aging.

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  • 124 Prayers For Caregivers

    $9.99

    In 124 Prayers for Caregivers, an author with a solid background in counseling offers an emphatic and encouraging presentation of prayerful responses to serving God in the role of caregiver. Includes prayers, brief quotations from the Bible or other sources, several lines of reflection, and a closing petition. Those seeking growth as caregivers in need of prayers that express their desire to “give everything over to God” will find strength and consolation in this book.

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  • Addiction : Pastoral Responses

    $21.99

    Chances are, no church is immune to the drug demographics in America. Pointing out that addiction is a pervasive problem in North American society, Lynn Dann provides pastors and other pastoral caregivers with crucial help in understanding the needs of the addicted, their families, and the congregations of which they are a part. He draws on years of experience as a pastor and a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor to offer practical guidance on how to recognize the addicted and minister effectively to them.

    Dann begins by outlining, in clear and accessible terms, the best contemporary thinking on the nature of addiction. From there he moves to a discussion of the particular resources that Christian churches can add to the treatment of addiction and the support of the addicted and their families. Finally, he includes tools for preaching and teaching on the nature of our drug-obsessed culture and biblical themes related to the care of the addicted. Those who are just beginning in pastoral ministry, as well as those who have engaged in it for many years, will find this an invaluable resource for knowing how to deal with this tragic and increasingly prevalent problem.

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  • How To Be A Parent For Your Parent

    $12.95

    This is the guidebook for the adult child, who becomes an advocate for a parent, and wants to know what to expect, where to find additional information, and what you need to be doing for yourself. The most important person in the equation will be you. You are the one who will need as much care as your parent and you are the only person who can give that care to yourself and give yourself permission to accept it.

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  • Assessing Spiritual Needs

    $15.95

    How do pastors, chaplains, and caregivers assess the spiritual well-being and needs of the people they minister to? George Fitchett presents a model for spiritual assessment that he and his colleagues developed, illustrated with case studies. He reviews a number of other models and provides a six-part framework for evaluating them.

    Pastoral caregivers find that the effectiveness of their ministry is enhanced when they are able accurately to identify problem areas and needs in the spiritual lives of the people with whom they work. This book addresses many of the questions pastoral caregivers have raised about this timely topic and provides an informed and balanced approach for making decisions about spiritual assessment models and tools.

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  • American Medical Association Guide To Home Caregiving

    $15.95

    The American Medical Association Guide to Home Caregiving provides the information you need to take the best possible care of an elderly, ill, or disabled person in a home setting. Written by experts from the American Medical Association, the book explains such essentials as how to:
    * Plan and arrange a room to adapt to a loved one’s needs
    * Give medications, maintain hygiene, monitor symptoms, deal with incontinence, provide emotional support, and relieve boredom
    * Choose a home healthcare provider
    * Pay for home healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid, and long-term care insurance
    * Care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a terminal illness
    * Choose between alternative living arrangements such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes
    * Take care of yourself, the caregiver

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  • Message Of Job

    $16.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788099021Daniel SimundsonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2001Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Gifts Of Healing

    $14.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781853116391Michael Fulljames | Michael HarperBinding: Trade PaperPublisher: Canterbury Press Norwich Print On Demand Product

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  • Caresharing : A Reciprocal Approach To Caregiving And Care Receiving In The

    $16.99

    The word caregiver typically suggests someone doing all the giving for a frail, physically or mentally challenged, or aging person who is doing all the receiving. Marty Richards proposes a rebalanced approach of “caresharing.” From this perspective, the “cared for” and the “carer” share a deep sense of connection. Each has strengths and resources. Each can teach the other. Each can share in grief, hope, love and wisdom.
    Richards shows you how to move from independent caregiving to interdependent caregiving by engaging the spiritual and emotional aspects of caring for a loved one. Whether you are a daughter or son, a husband or wife, a sibling, long-term partner or good friend, Caresharing offers a multilayered, reciprocal process that will help you keep your spirit-and your loved one’s spirit-alive in challenging times.
    * Sharing Wisdom: What the Frail Teach the Well
    * Sharing Roles: Reinventing Family Roles in Sharing Care
    * Sharing “Soul to Soul”: A Special Relationship with People with Dementia
    * Sharing Grief: Dealing with the Little Losses and the Big Ones
    * Sharing Forgiveness: A Key Spiritual Journey
    * Sharing Hope and Heart: An Active Process One Step at a Time

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  • Caresharing : A Reciprocal Approach To Caregiving And Care Receiving In The

    $24.99

    The word caregiver typically suggests someone doing all the giving for a frail, physically or mentally challenged, or aging person who is doing all the receiving. Marty Richards proposes a rebalanced approach of “caresharing.” From this perspective, the “cared for” and the “carer” share a deep sense of connection. Each has strengths and resources. Each can teach the other. Each can share in grief, hope, love and wisdom.
    Richards shows you how to move from independent caregiving to interdependent caregiving by engaging the spiritual and emotional aspects of caring for a loved one. Whether you are a daughter or son, a husband or wife, a sibling, long-term partner or good friend, Caresharing offers a multilayered, reciprocal process that will help you keep your spirit-and your loved one’s spirit-alive in challenging times.
    * Sharing Wisdom: What the Frail Teach the Well
    * Sharing Roles: Reinventing Family Roles in Sharing Care
    * Sharing “Soul to Soul”: A Special Relationship with People with Dementia
    * Sharing Grief: Dealing with the Little Losses and the Big Ones
    * Sharing Forgiveness: A Key Spiritual Journey
    * Sharing Hope and Heart: An Active Process One Step at a Time

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  • Facing Cancer Together

    $12.99

    Written by a cancer survivor, it helps others understand the person with cancer. -Filled with simple, practical ideas on what to say and do to support a loved one who has cancer -Nearly everyone knows someone with cancer, which strikes one of three Americans -Includes prayers and Bible verses for support and comfort

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  • Bible Readings For Caregivers

    $8.99

    We all have opportunities to show caring to others in our daily lives. Caregiving is not limited to the professionals. Whenever we reach out in empathy to someone in need we are caregivers. We may stand beside cheer to a lonely person. We may allow a person to express feelings about a job loss or the agony of a divorce. As a member of the body of Christ, “if one part suffers, every part suffers with it” (1 Cor. 12:26). If we listen through the pain, walk with the person through troubled times, and present a word of hope in Christ, we offer Christian caring.

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  • Compassionate Visitor : Resources For Ministering To People Who Are Ill

    $15.00

    Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic dos and don’ts of caring for patients personal and spiritual needs. Whether you are jusg beginning or are sharpening your visitation skills, this book will be an invaluable resource in your ministry of hope and encouragement.

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