Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend
by Lisa J. Copen
Call me if you need anything. . ." Most of us have said this to someone with a chronic illness because we didn't know what else to say. We care, but how do we show it? Does a casserole really encourage someone? Why don't people ever call and tell us what they really need? If you've ever wanted to help but didn't know how, this book provides 505 ways to encourage someone who is hurting, including what to say, not say, what to write in a card, and how to reach out to the entire family.
Beyond Casseroles provides refreshingly creative and approachable outreach ideas that go beyond lasagna while also giving a friend the ability to feel independent, respected, and hopeful.
(review) "As a pastor's wife with five chronic illnesses, I wholeheartedly recommend Copen's book from the dual perspectives of ministry and one who lives with pain and illness ever day. Ministry to the chronically ill has sorely been overlooked by our churches. This book needs to be in every pastor's study and every church library. If you would like to learn how to minister to a friend or how your church can touch the life of someone who is truly in need of God's touch, this book should be #1on your to-read list! It's full of practical ways you can put feet on your prayers on an ongoing basis." Donna Toxey, Opelika, AL "We have no wheelchair, no cane, no walker, no outward signs of a serious condition. Beyond Casseroles is the visual aid that just might do the trick in helping others understand what we go through." Steve Appel, who lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Director of Communications, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
- Item# 0069B
- Paperback Book, 94 pgs. 0 971660069