Stories from the Edge
A Theology of Grief
By (author) Greg Garrett
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Stories from the Edge by Greg Garrett
Book DescriptionWhere is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Award-winning writer Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering. This well-written volume is engaging reading for clergy, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and all who must find the courage and faith to support individuals and families in times of suffering and grief.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664232047
(216mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Greg Garrett
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Greg Garrett reveals a pervasive preoccupation with the afterlife in popular music, films, books, and art in America.
Prodigal, Paperback (November 2013)
From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Other Jesus, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Greg Garrett
Personal and moving, this text relates Garrett's experiences growing up in--and leaving--a disapproving conservative church and then finding his way back into a different kind of Christian community, one that is communal, missional, just, and loving.
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Author Biography - Greg Garrett
Greg Garrett is Professor of English at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He serves the Episcopal Church as Writer-in-Residence at the Seminary of the Southwest and as lay preacher at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the critically-acclaimed novel Free Bird.
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