What Will Your Tombstone Say?
Xulon Press, 2008 - 272 pages
WHAT WILL YOUR TOMBSTONE SAY? What does a healthy church look like? What are the qualities of a good Christian leader? Can you sustain church growth through pastoral care? How does one minister to people in pain? Does God use our weaknesses? How can one maintain a healthy family and a sound mind? And in the end, what will your tombstone say? These are some of the questions Thomson K. Mathew addresses in this volume. Written in plain language, this professor of pastoral care offers practical wisdom on a multitude of issues related to the church, ministry, healing, and Christian life. These issues are addressed from a biblical worldview and a global perspective. This collection of articles and essays by a pastor, chaplain, and dean of theology is sure to inform, challenge, and inspire the reader. Dr. Thomson Mathew is a third generation minister. His father and grandfather were both Pentecostal preachers in South India. After pastoring a church in Connecticut for five years, he joined the Oral Roberts Ministries in 1981 as a chaplain. Dr. Mathew is a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains and a Clinical Member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. He joined the ORU seminary faculty in 1989, and became dean of the ORU School of Theology and Missions in 2000. A bilingual writer, Dr. Mathew has two previous books in print: Ministry Between Miracles (2002), and Spirit-Led Ministry in the 21st Century (2004). He and his wife Molly have two adult daughters. Education: B.S., Kerala University, 1971; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 1975; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School, 1977; D.Min., Oral Roberts University, 1986; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1992 Contact Information: ORU School of Theology and Missions 7777 S. Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK 74171 email@example.com
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