The Unbroken Circle

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The Unbroken Circle : a toolkit for congregations around illness, end of life and grief

Brooks, James L., M.Div.

Durham, N.C. : Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, 2009.

121 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

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In The Unbroken Circle, the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and Reverend James L. Brooks, provide today’s congregations with an inspiring, achievable vision for caring for people facing illness, end of life and grief. From leadership development and education to congregational care and worship, this book guides clergy and lay leaders in weaving end of life care into the fabric of congregational life. The abundance of practical tips, examples, and resources provide congregations with tools to strengthen the way they care. Given America’s changing demographics and demands on congregations today, Brooks demonstrates that becoming an unbroken circle of care during illness, end of life and grief is not only necessary, it is a source for rejuvenation. Designed as an easy to use guide that addresses the needs of children through older adults, The Unbroken Circle will help faith communities of all traditions rediscover what it means to offer hope throughout the seasons of life. Reverend James L. Brooks is executive director of Project Compassion in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and director of leadership training for the National Support Team Network. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, he served as clinical manager for Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida, and program director for Eastern Area Community Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky. The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, housed at Duke Divinity School, is dedicated to strengthening spiritual care for those facing life’s end, as well as their families, clinicians and clergy.

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ISBN:

978-0-9796790-1-8

ISBN:

978-0-9796790-1-8

LC Call No:

R726.8 B788 2009

Author:

Brooks, James L., M.Div.

Title:

The Unbroken Circle : a toolkit for congregations around illness, end of life and grief.

Publisher:

Durham, N.C. : Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, 2009.

Physical:

121 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

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Notes:

"In collaboration with Caring Connections and Project Compassion"--Cover.

Summary:

In The Unbroken Circle, the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and Reverend James L. Brooks, provide today’s congregations with an inspiring, achievable vision for caring for people facing illness, end of life and grief. From leadership development and education to congregational care and worship, this book guides clergy and lay leaders in weaving end of life care into the fabric of congregational life. The abundance of practical tips, examples, and resources provide congregations with tools to strengthen the way they care. Given America’s changing demographics and demands on congregations today, Brooks demonstrates that becoming an unbroken circle of care during illness, end of life and grief is not only necessary, it is a source for rejuvenation. Designed as an easy to use guide that addresses the needs of children through older adults, The Unbroken Circle will help faith communities of all traditions rediscover what it means to offer hope throughout the seasons of life. Reverend James L. Brooks is executive director of Project Compassion in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and director of leadership training for the National Support Team Network. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, he served as clinical manager for Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida, and program director for Eastern Area Community Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky. The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, housed at Duke Divinity School, is dedicated to strengthening spiritual care for those facing life’s end, as well as their families, clinicians and clergy.

Subject:

Terminal Care

Subject:

Death

Subject:

Christian Life--Grief

Subject:

Stephen Ministry.

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Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life.

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