30 kregel.com/academic WHEN WORDS FAIL Practical Ministry to People with Dementia and Their Caregivers KATHY FOGG BERRY 978-0-8254-4559-0 • $16.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 160 pages Christian Ministry / Adult Kregel Ministry Rights: World Available Millions of Christians suffer from dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s, making ministry to them difficult as they lose memories and the ability to communicate. Drawing on her years of experience as a long-term care chaplain, Kathy Berry provides practical information and tools to equip ministers and lay leaders to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of those living with dementia. Chapters cover vital topics, including these: • Identifying those who may be showing signs of demen- tia and learning how to support them as they seek a diagnosis • Communicating with dementia patients as their lan- guage skills decline • Meeting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of people with dementia—and the needs of their caregivers An invaluable resource to meet a growing need for congre- gations around the country, When Words Fail equips readers to answer Christ’s call to minister to “the least of these.” —Janice Hicks, coauthor of Redeeming Dementia: Spirituality, Theology, and Science Kathy Fogg Berry (MA, Southern Seminary) is chaplain for memory care at Westminster Canterbury Richmond. THE PASTORAL HANDBOOK OF MENTAL ILLNESS A Guide for Training and Reference STEVE BLOEM 978-0-8254-4466-1 • $18.99 Paperback • 6 x 9 • 192 pages Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery Kregel Ministry Rights: World Available Christians dealing with mental illness often first look to their pastors for help. Few pastors, however, are trained to recog- nize and deal with mental illness, and they can unintention- ally give advice that is ineffective or even dangerous. Counselor Steve Bloem fills this void by equipping pastors and other church leaders to identify the symptoms of com- mon mental disorders, to offer biblical encouragement and comfort to those suffering from them, and to decide when to refer them to mental-health professionals. “I have been a pastor and a seminary professor for many years, and I don’t think I’ve ever encoun- tered a book as helpful, as complete, and as biblical as [The Pastoral Handbook of Mental Illness]. This will become one of the most important books in your library. Steve Bloem is incredibly knowledgeable and refreshingly authentic.” —Steve Brown, professor emeritus of practical theology, Reformed Theological Seminary Steve Bloem (MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary) is executive director of Heartfelt Counseling Ministries. His other pub- lications include Broken Minds: Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You’re Losing It (as coauthor). MINISTRY & CHURCH LEADERSHIP