Fortress Press

In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister's Manual Resource Guide

In Times of Crisis and Sorrow

A Minister's Manual Resource Guide

Carol Norén (Author), James Cox (Foreword by)


In a single volume, In Times of Crisis and Sorrow: A Minister's Manual Resource Guide offers a practical and professional guide for dealing with grief, sorrow, crises, and other difficult situations in the life of a congregation. In addition to containing a wealth of new material, the book also draws from the best of The Minister's Manual, which has served as a well-thumbed resource and a source of inspiration for more than seventy-five years.

In Times of Crisis and Sorrow is a much-needed desk reference that takes an ecumenical approach and includes a wealth of examples and valuable material such as Scripture readings, poetry, prayers, eulogies, sermons, and testimonials.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506463490
  • eBook ISBN 9781506463506
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 325
  • Publication Date October 6, 2020


"A practical, thoughtful (and exceedingly thorough) resource no pastor should be without! Norén offers the kind of help many (new) pastors have longed for."
Jana Childers, San Francisco Theological Seminary
"A remarkably thorough and helpful resource. Norén offers valuable theological reflection, contextual analysis, and pastoral guidance for ministry in times of crisis and sorrow. I wish I had this book when I was a pastor."
Charles L. Campbell, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia
"In the year 2020, when ministers are asked which books in their library they depend on most often, Carol Norén's book will be in the top five. It addresses the most difficult area of ministry--with strong historical and theological roots, with relevance, clarity, warmth, and good humor. Indeed, the growing array of laity who give pastoral care will find their way in reading, and rereading, this book."
George G. Hunter III, Ashbury Theological Seminary