Desert Hearts, Healing Fountains: Gaining Pastoral Vocational Clarity by Victor L. HunterDesert Hearts, Healing Fountains: Gaining Pastoral Vocational Clarity by Victor L. Hunter

Desert Hearts, Healing Fountains: Gaining Pastoral Vocational Clarity

byVictor L. Hunter

Paperback | May 31, 2003

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New arrivals from the seminary come to the parish anticipating the sanctuary and are greeted by a system and set of priorities that threaten to stunt any growth toward vocational clarity and sense of calling. The rush soon conquers reflection, and appointments replace prayer. Pastors sometimes feel as if they are hopelessly lost in a desert with no hope of refreshment or finding a way out.

Through ten theological and spiritual principles, Hunter leads pastors to vocational refreshment and to nourishing sources for understanding their pastoral call with a clarity that remains compelling and empowering throughout their ministry. He helps them to find the voice to speak the word of God in all of life's situations. "The pastoral vocation -- listening to the voice that calls and finding our voice to speak to the many and varied circumstances of parish ministry, " says Hunter, "is to be who you truly are and to live what you truly do with holy conversation."

Title:Desert Hearts, Healing Fountains: Gaining Pastoral Vocational ClarityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.66 × 5.5 × 0.49 inPublished:May 31, 2003Publisher:Chalice PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827206305

ISBN - 13:9780827206304


Editorial Reviews

"Some books are long on proscription and short on prescription. Not so here. In the desert atmosphere of our entertaining and spiritually parched society, Hunter's attention to holy attention refreshes. This provocative book is part essay, part sermon, part prayer, part handbook. Seasoned pastors, seminarians, and committed laity will come away stimulated, challenged, and even inspired."