Karen’s book, “The Compassionate Congregation,” co-authored with Ginger Jurries, is full of information and practical suggestions about how people can be more helpful and compassionate with those who are going through a life crisis.
The book is based on interviews with individuals who have been through challenging times themselves, from the death of a loved one to serious illness and offers both inspirational and instructional advice. Founded on Christian values, it is a great “go-to” resource for anyone who wants to be a more helpful and caring friend. The book also includes other related resources as well as a self-guided workshop for small groups.
5.0 out of 5 stars For Christians seeking to become compassionately helpful, February 7, 2003
By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
Collaboratively written by educators and seminar speakers Karen Mulder and Ginger Jurries, The Compassionate Congregation: A Handbook for People Who Care is a thoroughly “user friendly” guide for Christians seeking to become compassionately helpful to their friends and fellow church members caught up in the midst of inevitable and diverse crisis. Individual testimonies and anecdotes regarding matters of illness, parenting struggles, relationship difficulties, disabilities, and more fill out the pages of this helpful and very highly recommended instructional and inspirational guide to being truly good to those in need.