Welcome to The Bookshelf!
The following are books that I’ve found helpful in my time as a chaplain, both for helping others as well as personal and professional development. As time goes on I’m going to be posting brief reviews and adding some as well I’m sure. If the book is a link you may follow it to a review. This is hardly a comprehensive list – plenty more to come and suggestions for others are surely welcome in the comments section!
Chaplaincy & Counseling:
John Bradshaw: Bradshaw On: The Family
Dwight Carlson: Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded?
Wendy Cadge: Paging God
Kerry Egan: On Living
Victor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
Kenneth Haugk: Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart
Rollo May: Simply Sane
Rollo May: Care of Mind, Care of Spirit
Henri Nowen: The Wounded Healer
Grief & Bereavement:
C.S. Lewis: A Grief Observed
Robert Orr: Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor