A complete desk reference for clergy and counselors for times of grief and crisis This volume is the single most comprehensive reference available for caring for people in times of crisis and sorrow. Filled with new, authoritative material drawn from the best of seventy-five years of The Minister's Manual, it provides extensive resources for grief counselors, clergy, and lay preachers dealing with death, grief, sorrow, crises, and other difficult times in the life of a community of faith. No other book on the market combines practical guidance and specific resources with reflection on important pastoral care and congregational issues such as denominational, socioeconomic, generational, and cultural contexts for the helping professions. Contains complete sermons, hymn and worship suggestions, and practical advice for rising to difficult situations with grace. Carol Noren (Chicago, IL) is on the faculty of North Park Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister and has been a hospital chaplain. She has taught at Princeton Theological Seminary and Duke Divinity School and has also been a guest lecturer at seminaries in Europe, Australia, and across the United States.