Souls in the Hands of a Tender God by Craig Rennebohm
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
By Craig Rennebohm

Souls in the Hands of a Tender God

Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets

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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God by Craig Rennebohm

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Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people on the streets of Seattle who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In "Souls in the Hands of a Tender God," he tells the evocative stories of persons who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support-like Mary, who surrounds herself with huge trash bags for protection from a threatening world; Jerry, whose fits of rage get him barred from every shelter and meal program in Seattle; and others, abandoned and marginalized by their community, who need care and treatment to find their way back to a life of stability and meaning. As Rennebohm reaches out to each one, their stories become parables that explore mental illness and the spiritual heart of care and recovery, helping us understand what it means to be human, on a pilgrimage together toward wholeness. As these stories unfold, we encounter Rennebohm's powerful experiences with a God of kindness and compassion, drawn from his own life and the lives of those he has aided in their struggles with homelessness and with mental illness. "Souls in the Hands of a Tender God" offers a clear understanding of Spirit, faith, soul, and religion that will prove invaluable to individual conversations and to dialogue among congregations about how we can best serve "the least among us." "Souls in the Hands of a Tender God" follows the path of healing and the way of companionship to build communities of caring that welcome and include our most fragile and troubled neighbors. With gentleness and grace, solid knowledge and wisdom, Rennebohm lays down the foundations of healing communities in which all may have a home, safely rest, and be well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807000427
ISBN-10: 0807000426
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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