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What is The VERY Best Book for Pastoral Ministry? This One!

June 21st, 2012
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The Best Book for Pastoral Care


Yes, of course…the Bible comes first, and if you are a Lutheran, the Book of Concord comes second. But…aside from those books. Without a moment’s doubt, hesitancy or fear of contradiction, I am simply going to say this: The Pastoral Care Companion is, by far, the finest, most useful, practical, meaningful and powerful book for pastoral ministry available. Don’t believe me? You haven’t used The Pastoral Care Companion.

Let me make this point also very clear. This is a tool that will be useful to any Christian pastor who wants to ground his ministry on the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If those two things are not your priorities for pastoral care, this book is not for you. [If they are not your priority for pastoral ministry, then perhaps you should consider a different occupation!].

Still don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself.

The book is available in print form, and in Amazon Kindle format and in ePub format, as an awesome smartphone App for iPhone/iPad and for AndroidPlease, do yourself a huge favor, and what is more, please do those to whom you are called to minister a real favor and bless them with the use of this book as your “everyday carry” companion. The Pastoral Care Companion…don’t leave home without it.

Here a PDF file you can look at to get a taste of what’s in store for you in the Pastoral Care Companion.

This expansive resource provides the pastor with a wealth of materials in his work of caring for souls in times of sickness and distress.

Includes resources for more than 60 topics, divided under eight categories:
• at the time of birth
• ministering to the sick
• at the time of death
• times of spiritual distress
• home and family
• vocation
• times of celebration
• miscellaneous situations.

For each topic, resources include: brief theological commentary to guide the pastor, psalm verses, Bible readings, additional psalm and reading suggestions, prayers, hymn stanzas, and other hymn suggestions.


PastoralCare App for iOS and Android

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  1. June 21st, 2012 at 14:33 | #1

    I have it both hardcopy and as android app for my smartphone and tablet. Both are very useful and the android app is great for devotional use as well as preparation. Thanks for a great resource.

  2. June 21st, 2012 at 15:06 | #2

    I just wanted to say that I purchased this app in the emergency waiting room as I was waiting to see a member who was in the middle of a miscarriage.

    This is the first time I have been called in on such an event in my 16 years in the ministry. The Scripture readings and prayers were so very helpful in preparing me to minister to them.

    I had no time to go home and grab any of the other resources spread amongst many volumes. While I trust the Holy Spirit to give me the words that I should say in such circumstances when I have no opportunity to otherwise prepare, I do not trust my own fleshly ineptness. It is always better to prepare. The fact that this was on the Apple AppStore allowed me to instantly have a resource which covered this very issue.

    (Thankfully, my members are well accustomed to my using an iPad in my ministry)

  3. Rev. Chaplain Graham Glover
    June 22nd, 2012 at 13:53 | #4

    As an Active Duty LCMS US Army Chaplain there is no finer resource I possess than the Patoral Care Companion. It accompanied me to Iraq, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and soon to Ft. Benning, GA. It is the envy of my chaplain colleagues and a source of spiritual comfort not only for my Soldiers, but for me as well. Thank you CPH for this wonderful resource!

    • June 22nd, 2012 at 14:54 | #5

      Wonder to hear it Chaplain Glover, and may God continue to bless you and keep you in your ministry.

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