The Bookshelf: Resources for Chaplaincy, Counseling and Bereavement

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

Medical Ethics

Robert Orr: Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor