Psychology for Pastoral Contexts written by Jessica Rose and published by SCM is a book worth reading for those interested in the light thrown on pastoral care by psychology. Jessica was a colleague on the staff of Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford and I was delighted to write a commendation for the sleeve of the book. Here is the commendation:
In a book that speaks as authoritatively on Maximus the Confessor and Augustine as it does on Freud and Jung, Jessica Rose skilfully navigates the reader through contemporary psychological understandings in order to support and enrich the distinctive role of the pastor. Illustrated with moving stories, practical advice and theological reflection, this will be a rich resource for the pastoral ministry of both lay and ordained.