Birth: The Mystery of Being Born (Pastoring For Life: Theological Wisdom For Ministering Well Series)
:This volume explores the connections between our own birth, the experience of having children, and the new birth of the Christian life. Seasoned pastor James Howell offers theological perspectives on a variety of themes associated with birth, such as who...
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:This volume explores the connections between our own birth, the experience of having children, and the new birth of the Christian life. Seasoned pastor James Howell offers theological perspectives on a variety of themes associated with birth, such as who we are in light of having once lived in utero, why people might have children, infertility, adoption, baptism, and how to make sense of it all in light of God coming to us first in Mary's womb and then as an infant. The book includes artwork, photos, and drawings.
About the Series
Pastors are called to help people navigate the profound mysteries of being human, from birth to death and everything in between. This series, edited by leading pastoral theologian Jason Byassee, provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy. Future volumes will cover addiction, disability, friendship, illness, parenting, and technology.
James C. Howell (Ph.D., Duke University) was pastor of Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina, he is now Senior Pastor of the 4,000 member Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is co-author of Preaching the Psalms (Abingdon, 2001); and author of Introducing Christianity; The Will of God and The Beatitudes for Today
- :<b>contents</b>series Prefaceintroduction<b>part 1: Our Mysterious Beginning</b>1. In My Mother's Womb2. My Birthday3. Unchosenness And Being Chosen<b>part 2: Jesus's Birth And Early Life</b>4. Mary, Mother Of Our Lord5. The Birth Of Jesus6. Jesus's First Days<b>part 3: The Complexities Of Conception And Raising Children</b>7. Why Have Children?8. Having Children9. The First Days After Birth10. Infertility And Medicine11. When Medicine Fails<b>part 4: Our New Birth</b>12. Adoption13. Remember Your Baptism14. You Must Be Born Againepilogueindex