"Don Capps and Gene Fowler till theological ground for the local congregation and the academy with their 'pastoral care case.' They argue that neither the verbatim nor other forms of case study created for use in clinical or other noncongregational settings fits the congregational context. The case model in their book has its roots 'in the convergence of the healing stories of the villager Jesus and the congregational struggles of the urbanite Paul.' The pastor, seen by Capps and Fowler as local religious author and even more as poet, will delight in this fecund foundation for rethinking and rewriting ministry."
-- Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary