James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released James A. Campbell’s second edition of his classic book,What Do You Say, about ministering in eldercare settings.

About the Book:
wdys_fcLearning to Listen for Grace Among Our Elders
This is the 25th anniversary edition of What Do You Say? Its first publishing necessitated further printing. Once out of print, requests kept coming for a new edition. Twenty-five years after its release, it was still being used as a model of discovering the blessing of our elders. Its truths more than ever speak to the larger hunger and urgency of engaged listening in an isolating, disconnected world.

James A. Campbell leads the way into the realm of pastoral ministry in care settings for older adults. What do you say in such settings? Campbell is unflinchingly honest about the question. More than anything, he wants to know where and how grace is found in such ministry settings; and his answer is simple, direct, touching, and passionate: “You don’t say. You listen.” Finely wrought accounts of shared humor, pathos, history, and heritage show why listening to and with older adults is one of the surest ways to connect with the grace that sustains us all. (From the first edition.)

Contents:
Preface by John A. Campbell, MD
Introduction by the late Bishop Rueben P. Job
Review by the publisher from the First Edition
Empathetic Knowing
PART I: THE STORY
What Do You Say?
Ribbons and Waves
Whoop
The Lame Duck
Half of Human History
Sharing the Blessing
PART II: THE LESSONS
Need Is Not a One-Way Street
Mom Nichols
Sacred Space
PART III: GOODNESS AND OLDNESS
White Hair Doesn’t Make a Saint
Doing and Being
PART IV: SACRED TRADITION
Sacred Tradition
Empathetic Knowing
About the Author

jcampbellAbout the Author:
Reverend James A. Campbell, D. Min. served for forty years as a pastor, with an emphasis on ministry with elders. The Iowa Health Care Association bestowed on Rev. Campbell “Iowa Clergy of the Year” for his model of creative listening in geriatric settings. The ministry with elders took new form and emphasis as Rev. Campbell was in mission work in Alaska and the Russian Far East. From this came a program of nurturing spiritual community and blessing of the aged that he developed with Alaska Native elders and called, “Giving Voice.” Rev. Campbell is the author of seven books on ministry. He lives in retirement with wife, Maggie, in Beulah, Colorado, where he continues his interest in discerning different ways of knowing. He seeks to find how each way of knowing unfolds into wonder, and wonder into the sacred.

What Others Are Saying:
“This book does not offer six simple steps to effective ministry with aging persons. It does offer a way of listening and seeing that can open all of us to the rich harvest of life within and around us. I commend to you the practice of learning to listen for grace.” — Bishop Rueben P. Job (1928-2015)

“I encourage you to soak up the deep wisdom of this book, wisdom born of Jim’s years of ministry to elders. Take these words to heart while those you love can still tell you their stories, and you can still listen.” — John A. Campbell, MD, Physician of Geriatric Medicine

“This book is a must read for families, friends, and health professionals or any who plan interactions with older adults. Empathetic knowing of the depth and beauty of others enriches not only our lives but those we serve.” — David B. Carr, M.D., Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine.

“Reverand Campbell has given us a treasure. A guide to the art of listening and a dose of pure inspiration!” — Elizabeth L. Cobbs M.D., Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine.

What Do You Say?: Learning to Listen for Grace Among Our Elders
Authored by James A Campbell
List Price: $9.99
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
82 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066973
ISBN-10: 1620066971
BISAC: Family & Relationships / Eldercare

Also available on Kindle
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/What-Do-You-Say-97816200…

"The Chair" grabs the top seat again! — Sunbury Press bestsellers for November 2014

MECHANICSBURG, Pa.Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November, 2014. Jim Campbell’s memoir of his career as a pastor The Chair was #1.

tc_fcAbout The Chair
Sometimes, one needs a special mentor to find life and its wonder. Sometimes, that mentor is a chair.

The Chair is Pastor James Campbell’s spiritual odyssey that leads us through the night of emptiness and then emerges into the light of compassion, intervention, and redemption.  Through his renovation of a simple chair, reverence for worn out sewing needles in the Japanese celebration of Hari-Kuyo, and reflection upon how stress to the Diamond Willows of Alaska produces works of art, this parable describes Campbell’s own epiphanies during the course of his life travels ministering to the forgotten and broken.

“For members of the helping profession, caregivers, or those looking for meaning in meaningless times, Campbell is a valuable read.   He will guide you, literally and figuratively, out of the ruins of the great dust bowl to a peaceful Colorado valley.  And he will show you how all these things remain part of your soul.”

Steve Schoenmakers, M.S., Superintendent, Retired, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for November, 2014 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 1 The Chair James Campbell Spiritual Memoir
2 NEW Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos Beth Lancione Childrens Fiction
3 NEW Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Sports History
4 11 Born Fire Dragon Susan Kiskis Spiritual Memoir
5 NEW As the Paint Dries Carrie Wissler-Thomas Art History
6 NEW Silver Moon Joanne L. S. Risso Childrens Fiction
7 NEW Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight Beth Lancione Childrens Fiction
8 3 Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 Bill Felker Almanac
9 9 Visions of Teaoga Jim Remsen YA Fiction
10 14 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
11 7 Head Over Wheels Ken Mercurio Sports Memoir
12 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
13 20 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
14 My Mom Is an Alien Joanne L. S. Risso Childrens Fiction
15 A Brother’s Cold Case Dennis Herrick Thriller Fiction
16 Keystone Tombstones Civil War Farrell, Farley, & Knorr War Biography
17 The Power of Uncertainty John Loase Philosophy
18 19 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Fiction
19 4 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
20 17 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction

Sunbury Press had its best November ever. For the month, sales were up 44% as compared to the same month last year. Year-to-date, sales are up over 18% overall. The company remains on track to have its best year ever. Trade paperback sales in 2014 have already exceeded sales of all of 2013. Hardcover sales since June have rocketed past eBook sales, which were down over 15% for the year.

ssogttg_fcJim Campbell’s The Chair led the way thanks to the chair’s (accompanied by Jim) tour of the Midwest. Beth Lancione’s Solomon Screech Owl series, lavishly illustrated by Kathleen Haney, debuted at #2 (Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos) and #7 (Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight)  thanks to author activities. Joe Farrell and Joe Farley returned to the rankings at #3 with their new biographical compilation Keystone Tombstones Sports. Their Civil War volume, co-authored with Lawrence Knorr, grabbed the 16th spot, all thanks to author appearances and collaboration with a real estate agent offering books as housewarming gifts.Susan Kiskis’s Born Fire Dragon soared to #4 thanks to her author event at Sunbury Press and her appearance schedule. As the Paint Dries, Carrie Wissler-Thomas’s history of the Art Association of Harrisburg, co-authored by Michael Barton, opened at #5 due to advance sales to the gallery for the December 5th book signing event (which was well attended!). Joanne L. S. Risso’s Chinese fairytale Silver Moon, illustrated by German artist Christiane Künzel, debuted at #6 thanks to sales in the US and Germany. Joanne’s My Mom Is an Alien also joined the rankings at #14 thanks to author activities. Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack 2015 held strong at #8 thanks to sales from the author’s annual buyers.  Jim Remsen’s Visions of Teaga held at #9 as a result of ongoing author promotions. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last held at #10 due to national media attention for the search for the aviatrix’s plane. Head Over Wheels, Ken Mercurio’s cycling memoir slipped to #11, It continues to receive strong interest from cycling enthusiasts. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula returned to the rankings at #12 thanks to author appearances. Anthony Julian’s Pit Bulls I continued to draw interest among dog enthusiasts, ranking lucky 13th. Dennis Herrick;s latest, A Brother’s Cold Case, debuted at #15 in its new Sunbury Press edition. Professor John Loase’s polemic about the need for higher education, The Power of Uncertainty, ranked 17th thanks to author activities. The Bronze Dagger by Marie Sontag held on the list thanks to signing events at schools. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Autumn slipped to #19 the month after her author event at the Sunbury Press store. Alan Mindell’s The Closer stayed on the chart thanks to sales in the San Diego area.

The company released eight new titles during the month of November:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for November, 2014
Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L. Moore History
Solomon Screech Owl Goes to the Galapagos Beth Lancione Childrens Fiction
Solomon Screech Owl’s First Flight Beth Lancione Childrens Fiction
Silver Moon Joanne L. S. Risso Childrens Fiction
Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell & Joe Farley Sports History
As the Paint Dries Carrie Wissler-Thomas Art History
A Guide to Finer Dining J. R. Hipsky Etiquette
Patsy (reissue) Doug Brode Historical Fiction

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm