Living Well and Dying Faithfully: Christian Practices for

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Description: The Bereavement Group is sponsoring a 10-week "New Day" Seminar for all those who have recently lost a loved one. Their education and experience is wrapped up solely in the work of the ministry. Maynard Sparks.. .. .. 1958 Paul Murray Herrick. .. . 1958 Bowman Foster Stockwell. .. .. .. .. .. . 1960 Fred Garrigus Holloway.. 1960 William Vernon Middleton.. .. .. .. .. .. 1960 William Ralph Ward Jr... . 1960 James Kenneth Mathews.. 1960 Oliver Eugene Slater. .. .. 1960 William Kenneth Pope. .. 1960 Paul Vernon Galloway. .. 1960 Aubrey Grey Walton.. .. . 1960 Kenneth Wilford Copeland. .. .. .. .. .. . 1960 Everett Walter Palmer.. .. 1960 Ralph Taylor Alton. .. .. . 1960 Edwin Ronald Garrison. . 1960 Charles Wesley Brashares. .. .. .. .. .. . 1944 Schuyler Edward Garth. . 1944 Arthur Frederick Wesley.. 1944 John Abdus Subhan. .. .. 1945 John Balmer Showers. .. . 1945 August Theodor Arvidson.. .. .. .. .. .. . 1946 Johann Wilhelm Ernst Sommer.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1946 John Wesley Edward Bowen. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1948 Lloyd Christ Wicke. .. .. . 1948 John Wesley Lord. .. .. .. 1948 Dana Dawson. .. .. .. .. . 1948 Marvin Augustus Franklin.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1948 Roy Hunter Short. .. .. .. 1948 Richard Campbell Raines. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1948 Marshall Russell Reed. .. 1948 Harry Clifford Northcott. . 1948 Hazen Graff Werner. .. .. 1948 Glenn Randall Phillips. .. 1948 Gerald Hamilton Kennedy. .. .. .. .. .. .. 1948 Donald Harvey Tippett. . 1948 Jose Labarrete Valencia.. . 1948 Sante Uberto Barbieri. .. . 1949 Raymond Leroy Archer. . 1950 David Thomas Gregory. . 1950 Frederick Buckley Newell.. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 1952 Edgar Amos Love. .. .. .. 1952 Matthew Walker Clair. .. 1952 John Warren Branscomb.. 1952 Henry Bascom Watts.. .. . 1952 D.

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Publisher: Eerdmans; 1 edition (November 10, 2009)

ISBN: 0802863396

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