A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral Homilies by William Powell TuckA Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral Homilies by William Powell Tuck

A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral Homilies

byWilliam Powell Tuck

Paperback | August 17, 2016

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One of the most difficult tasks that may confront a pastor is the preaching of a funeral homily.  What are the words that will provide comfort and encouragement to the family and friends of the deceased? What words will be faithful to the message of the gospel and the community of faith?

William Powell Tuck, author of the practical guide to preaching, Overcoming Sermon Block and Holidays, Holy Days, and Special Days draws on his years of experience, training, and teaching to provide some examples of funeral homilies that can help young pastors to prepare for everything from joyful celebrations of a long life well lived to the memory of life tragically shortened.

But this book is not just useful for pastors. Reading these homilies will provide you with insight into understand grief. Whether you are dealing with loss yourself, or looking for ways to help friends or family, you will find insights and encouragement in the homilies in this book.

William Powell Tuck, a native of Virginia, has served as a pastor in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Louisiana, and as a seminary professor, adjunct college professor and an intentional interim pastor. He is the author of 30 books including The Journey to the Undiscovered Country: What's Beyond Death, Modern Shapers of Baptist T...
Title:A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral HomiliesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:August 17, 2016Publisher:Energion PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631992732

ISBN - 13:9781631992735


Table of Contents

Preface; 1 A Homily for Janice Gill (A Teacher) ; 2 A Homily for Myrtle Bates (A Lengthy Illness); 3 A Homily for Phyllis Cave and Brandon Shaw (Murder and Suicide); 4 A Homily for Lola Harvey (A Heart Condition); 5 A Homily for Peter H. Shane, Jr. (Suffered with influenza); 6 A Homily for Kathleen Harris (A Cancer Patient and Faithful Christian); 7 A Homily for Connie Brown (The Death of a Child); 8 A Homily for Alfred Leland (A Faithful Minister) ; 9 A Homily for Henry Feathers (A Community Servant); 10 A Homily for Jane Pageant (A Long Illness); 11 A Homily for Michael Allen Tuck (Motorcycle Accident); 12 A Homily for Alice Conrad (Six Years of Illness); 13 A Homily for Mrs. Inez Snow (At Christmas Time); 14 A Homily for Leslie Myrtle (A Long Life); 15 A Homily for Jessie Humphrey (A School Teacher for 41 Years); 16 A Homily for Jack Daniel Nye (A Business Man); 17 A Homily for Milton Lee Torrance (A Gentle Man); 18 A Homily for Walt Wallace Towns (Retired Military Person); 19 A Homily for Marie Arthur (A Homemaker); 20 A Homily for Hillard W. Tuck (The Walk of Life); 21 A Homily for Mrs. Elsie Mae Scott Tuck (A Beautiful Lady); 22 A Homily for Betty Mae Roll (A Floral Decorator); 23 A Homily for Ruth Revell (A Quilter); 24 A Homily for Dr. Norman George (A Veterinarian); 25 A Homily for Copeland Howard Shaw, Sr. (A Beach Lover); 26 A Homily for David A. Jones (A Christmas Eve Funeral)