Forming Deacons: Ministers of Soul and Leaven consists of essays by recognized leaders in diaconate formation, many of whom contributed to the preparation of the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States, promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2004. While not a commentary on it, these essays take the National Directory as their reference point and foundation. Written from the multifaceted perspectives of pastors, deacons, academics, and church officials-all of whom are directly involved in the formation of deacons-Forming Deacons offers valuable insights on the process of implementing in practical terms the theories presented in the National Directory. Book jacket.
Ministers of Soul and Leaven
Mind, Body & Spirit