A Pastor's Practical Guide to Funerals

Offering Help, Assurance, and Hope

A Pastor's Practical Guide to Funerals
Author Lee Franklin
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 9/2013
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9781426758195
Retail Price $17.99
Discount Price $13.49 (25% discount)
This straight-forward book integrates the pragmatic “how to” of the funeral process--especially in dealing with “difficult” funerals--with the art of being a caring and healing presence before, during, and after the funeral. While conducting a funeral is one the great privileges of ministry, pastors must be skilled and ready to guide grieving family and friends through the process of saying goodbye and burying a loved one. With sample services, prayers, sermon themes, and Bible readings, this book will  help pastors hear, name, and integrate relevant illustration into a respectful story of the deceased's life--a story that is appropriate to the particular circumstances of each situation.

Contents include: Preparing for Death; Caring through Anticipated Death; Caring through Sudden Death; Meeting with Family before the Funeral Service; Creating the Funeral Service; Creating the Funeral Sermon; and Following up with Grievers