Tim Gaines on Presence

There aren’t many books that accomplish what Jon Twitchell has done in Presence, drawing together the best of pastoral practice with the best of Christian theology. Twitchell has delivered a highly useful and readable guide for pastors, founded upon a substantial theological foundation. From insightful reflections upon the reality of death and the hope of resurrection to the trove of funeral-planning resources, the content of this book is remarkable.  Within a week of picking up Presence, it has already become an incredibly useful resource in my library, one which I’d happily recommend to any pastor who seeks to care for the grieving well.

Rev. Timothy R. Gaines, PhD
Co-Lead Pastor at Bakersfield (California) First Church of the Nazarene
Co-author of A Seat at the Table: A Generation Reimagining its Place in the Church