The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care (2014) is a book edited by Bernadette Flanagan and Sharon Thornton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book is an invaluable tool for pastors and seminary students in the area of pastoral ministry. I am saying that because this book provides an actual and accurate perspective about pastoral care and themes related to this discipline.
The book is divided into two main sections. Part 1: European Trends and Themes, presents aspects of the pastoral care ministry from and theoretical and practical European perspective. Part 2: North American Trends and Themes, is devoted to the pastoral care field and how it is viewed and applied in North America.
This book contains sixteen chapters written by different authors writing on their area of expertise. Something I really like about this book is that chapters are concise and precise at the same time. That helps readers to…
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