Health Through Faith and Community: A Study Resource for Christian Faith Communities to Promote Personal and Social Well-Being, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Health Through Faith and Community

A Study Resource for Christian Faith Communities to Promote Personal and Social Well-Being, 1st Edition

By James W Ellor


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Paperback: 9780789028976
pub: 2006-09-06
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Use your personal faith to spread the health!

Health Through Faith and Community is a unique study guide that encourages Christian congregations to enhance the well-being of individual church members as well as society as a whole. Presented as eight study sessions that can be used independently or combined for an in-depth learning process, this notebook-size guide includes unique insights and learning activities from an ecumenical Christian perspective about the physical, mental, social, and environmental aspects of health. This well-referenced book includes more than 50 illustrations, handouts, and figures, as well as numerous resources for prayer, activity, discussion, self-reflection, Bible study, and practical applications that will help connect personal faith with congregations and communities.

The study sessions presented in Health Through Faith and Community are arranged in a series that can be easily adapted to adult Sunday school classes, workshops, retreats, and independent study. Sessions focus on individual themes and each builds on the previous one, blending together various learning approaches, including factual information, self-assessment and reflection exercises, small group discussion, and interaction exercises. The book also provides notes and guidelines for a study leader, handouts, overhead projection materials, suggested prayers, and Bible passages, materials for group discussions and exercises, Internet resources, and supplemental activities.

Each study session presented in Health Through Faith and Community includes:

  • an opening prayer to reinforce the group’s intention to learn together
  • a review of working definitions, concepts, and content, all presented in layperson’s terms
  • material from relevant Christian sources-scriptures, personal stories, images, literature, poetry, art
  • introspective activities that can be done in-group settings or privately

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General