Clair Budd on Presence

I love Rev. Twitchell’s book. Presence is the book I looked for years ago, but couldn’t find! His emphasis appropriately is on pastoral presence, though he also addresses preparing and conducting the funeral service. Readers will appreciate the theological reflection that is paired with wise counsel drawn from years of congregational care and funeral home chaplaincy. I found the chapter on “special situations” especially helpful. The book is highly recommended for ministry neophytes, but seasoned pastors will also find nuggets to fine-tune their care of God’s people in their grief.

Rev. Clair Allen Budd, PhD
Professor of Christian Studies at Asbury University