Into the Light

Ministering to the Sick and the Dying

By Ron DelBene

Edited by Mary Montgomery, Herb Montgomery

Into the Light

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  • ISBN: 9781556351716
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 6/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00

Into the Light

Ministering to the Sick and the Dying

By Ron DelBene

Edited by Mary Montgomery, Herb Montgomery

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556351716
  • Pages: 144
  • Publication Date: 6/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Ron DelBene has written a very moving, simple, and extremely practical book for all those who wonder how to be present to sick and dying people. . . . This 'breath prayer' emerging from the desire of the dying person, allows for a very intimate, personal, spiritual communion when we often feel hopeless and powerless.

"Every day in every place there are people who need the wisdom of Ron DelBene to cope with the experience of dying and death."
--Henri J.M. Nouwen

"Ron DelBene asks: are we really a Resurrection People? There is much around us that seduces us into believing that we have finally conquered death. To be a Resurrection People is to accept death--and life! DelBene's question goes to the heart of ministering with the sick and the dying. And, it goes to the very heart of contemporary Christian theology.

"Into the Light is more than a how-to book; it is a window into the spirituality of the Resurrection Event. . . . I was deeply touched by Into the Light, and I believe that the faith and healing ministry of every reader will be enlightened and enriched."
--Edmond Lee Browning, Former Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church

"Into the Light reaffirms the infinite possibilities of growth which the process of dying offers to all who embrace death as the mystery and culmination of life."
--Joanna Miller, MD
Medical Director of Hospice of St. Tammany

"I sat down intending to read only a chapter. I did not leave my chair until I had read the entire book. . . . There is an honest look at pain, suffering, and death and a clear statement of the Christian's confidence in the risen Christ. The entire book is a skillful weaving of personal story and Christian tradition into a very readable and enormously helpful resource."
--Rueben P. Job, Bishop, Iowa Area, The United Methodist Church

Contributors-

Ron DelBene
Mary Montgomery
Herb Montgomery

Bio(s)-

Ron Delbene has been doing spiritual direction and leading programs in the area of spirituality and pastoral care across the country since 1963. He holds a Master's agree in Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spirituality and Organizational Systems. He is a poet, artist, author of books and videos and an Episcopal priest. With his wife, Dr. Eleanor McKenzie Delbene, he directs The Hermitage, a non-profit corporation devoted to providing spiritual growth and direction. Ron and Eleanor have two grown children, Paul and Anne. Paul and his spouse, Gayle, have a daughter, Matsue, and a son, Luca.
Mary and Herb Montgomery are professional writers who make their home in a suburb of Minneapolis.

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