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How to Encourage Others by Bill G. Bruster and Robert D. Dale, Broadman, $6.95

Reviewed by Steve Harris, pastor, Evangelical Baptist Church, Sharon, Massachusetts

"Encouragement-we all need it, and we need it all the time." That premise led Robert Dale and Bill Bruster to combine their efforts in a practical and extremely helpful book for pastors and laymen. Subtitled "A Resource for Preaching and Caring," it offers advice and inspiration for all who seek to be better Christian encouragers, especially pastors who want to deliver that encouragement from the pulpit.

How to Encourage Others finds its success in its unique format. Each chapter focuses on a specific human situation or need: stress, grief, worry, anger, depression, suicide, facing tragedy, developing friendships, family pressures, and reaching spiritual maturity. In the first part of each chapter, Dale, professor of pastoral leadership and church ministries at Southeastern Baptist Theological ...

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