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Attend to Stories

Attend to Stories

How to Flourish in Ministry  

by Karen D. Scheib

Refresh, renew, rekindle passion for ministry by helping others revisit their stories.

Reinvigorate your ministry as you help others. Author Dr. Karen Scheib says that to experience a new sense of freedom in caring for others, we must first help them attend to their story and connect their story with others and God. But to do so effectively, we must be willing to revision our own story, so that we can exemplify Christian happiness and offer others a path toward fulfillment. As Scheib points out, Christian flourishing is less a destination than a journey and rarely a direct route.


  • Preface
    1. Story Care: Attending to Stories of Personal and Pastoral Identity
    2. Learning to Read Ministry Stories
    3. Restorying: Challenging and Revising Unsustainable Narratives
    4. A Christian Vision of Flourishing
    5. Practices for Flourishing
    6. Writing as Spiritual Practice and Story Care

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-945935-14-5
Publisher: GBHEM
Publication Date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 150
Dimensions: 9.0000 x 6.0000

Karen D. Scheib is Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Dr. Scheib is the author of Challenging Invisibility: Practices of Care with Older Women and Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives. She is active in the Society for Pastoral Theology and has served as co-editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology. Dr. Scheib is an elder in The United Methodist Church.

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