Listen for the voice of suffering… Walk forward prepared… Make a difference.

The woman had been killed in an automobile accident. Her husband was on the way to the hospital. I met their minister in the hospital corridor. In utter desperation, he confided to me, “I feel so uncomfortable coming to the hospital. It’s such a foreign environment. I don’t know what to say or do. I’ve never done this before. Please tell me what to do.”

When the unexpected arises and you find the one you care about hospitalized or homebound, are you equipped to support them effectively? Difficult situations can catch us off guard and unprepared. This concise “how to” guide is a succinct resource that will give you tools to help you proceed with confidence as you minister to the sick, suffering and dying. A Travel Companion Edition of associated healing and deliverance scriptures and prayers taken from this handbook is also available.


Topics containing proper techniques and pertinent instruction include:

~Visitation Etiquette, ~Hospital Protocol, ~Warnings/Precautions, ~Patient Information, ~Pastoral Tools, ~Self care, ~Ministry to Different Populations, ~Roadblocks to Communication, ~Support of Dying and Bereaved, ~Healing and Deliverance Scriptures and Prayers

Book Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: FIS Publishing (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1501029554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501029554
  • Price – $15.99

Pastors and chaplains have been sharing this book with nurses and doctors with an amazing response.  They say there is nothing like this out there.  Financial planners are saying that everyone should have a copy to help them through the tough times.  Family members with suffering loved one consider it invaluable.  The audience is far more wide spread than imagined.  Instructors and professors here on the East Coast are giving them away and maintaining a supply to distribute as needed.

“This is a “handbook” with very practical and “down to earth” suggestions, helpful in training volunteers, parish visitor and pastors who have not had any Clinical Pastoral Education…  And a convenient refresher guide for those who have studied hospital ministry.  Derry gives clear insight into hospital protocol and practices to prepare the mind and heart for hospital visitation punctuated with dramatic stories of divine inspiration.” – REVEREND DR. TIMOTHY H LITTE DMin, B.C.C.   A.C.P.E. Supervisor, A.A.P.C Pastoral Counselor, Past Certification Chair, Assoc. of Professional Chaplains

What Amazon Reviewers are saying about Heaven Touches Earth:

This book is a wonderfully practical guide to understanding ministry in a hospital setting”

I would strongly recommend this book for anyone dealing with hospitalized people. It is detailed, organized well, covers every concern and question you have, and is scripturally right on.”

“This book is a great resource to help us to overcome our uncomfortable and to be ready step into that friend’s room – young or old – and know how and what to say and what not to say. I think this is a marvelous book and I’m so please to have been able to read it. Thank you Pastor Derry.”


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