Commissioned by the Blanton-Peale Institute, Cultivating Wholeness is a practical, comprehensive, contemporary guide to community care and counseling. Margaret Zipse Kornfeld, a pastoral psychotherapist for almost thirty years, focuses on wholeness, the dynamics change, an inclusive understanding of spirituality, the caregiver/ counselor, and on community as not merely the context for healing but also the means by which healing happens.
Margaret Kornfeld s excellent, encyclopedic book, Cultivating Wholeness, addresses the very real need for expert, accessible, and wise guidance. Kornfeld provides both a broad and thorough discussion of key issues that leaders of faith communities and lay caregivers regularly face. Not only does she analyze pragmatic matters such as clergy confidentiality, unemployment, and fee-taking but she also sensitively attends to the spiritual well-being of the counselor in community. A wide range of readers, lay and ordained, will welcome Kornfeld s clear and thoughtful presentation. In a pastor s study filled with care and counseling books, this is the best guide of its kind I know. Keep it handy on your shelf. Congregations, Fall 2005--Congregations