The Healing Word
By Deborah Patterson
The Healing Word is an engaging and energizing resource for parish nurses looking to supplement their professional knowledge, and for clergy searching for new ways to approach the subject of healthcare, from a viewpoint that integrates spirituality and well-being into the lives of their patients and congregations.
Supported by Patterson's years of healthcare and ministry experience, both home and abroad, The Healing Word offers insightful sermons, reflections and discussion questions on how parish nurses and clergy can connect with one another and work together in the vast healthcare arena.
About the Author
Rev. Dr. Deborah Patterson is the executive director of Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries and author of Health Ministries: A Primer for Clergy and Congregations, The Essential Parish Nurse, and Get My People Going. She has also written an advice column, "Ask Deborah," for Church Health Reader, answering readers' questions on health ministry.