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Grandpa's Code

by Bruce E. Bryce



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/21/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781449726126
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781449726133
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781449726119

About the Book

Grandpa’s Code is a collection of essays from the perspective of a “commonsensible contextualist”—someone who has found the Bible to be the most commonsense book ever written and one that is most effectively consumed and used when read in the context of its writers and the times and circumstances in which they lived, as well as the reader’s time and circumstances in which he or she lives. Labels such as “liberal,” “conservative,” or “moderate” turn author Bruce E. Bryce off. As God’s name, Yahweh, reflects His divine essence—I AM WHO I AM—so too must every single one of His children stand on the ground of who they are. This book says that you should be yourself as you allow God to lead you to become. It is an alternative to the oft-established narrow lines of theological and religious beliefs and practices.

About the Author

WEB ONLY: After fifty years of Christian ministry in parish and institutional settings I have accumulated a wealth of insights and experience that I believe is worth recording and passing on to the next generation. I have received an extensive formal education in well quallified and accredited insitutions of higher education: BA - Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio; M.Div. - Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; D.Min. - Luther Rice Theological Seminary; as well as continuing education in Clinical Pastoral Education, Clinical Psychology and ethics in such universities as Duquesne University (Pittsburgh), The University of Pittsburgh and the King's Fund College (London, UK). Even at present I am taking undergraduate courses at Pitt in anthropology. I have been blessed to have served congregations in the United Methodist and United Presbyterian (USA) denominations. I was the first non-Roman Catholic Chaplain at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. I establiched the Department pf Pastoral Care for the Sewickley Valley Hospital near Pittsburgh and was a founder of Family Hospice and Pailiative Care at which I later served for six years as a Spiritual Counselor before retiring. I am at present the volunteer Congregational Care Pastor of the Baldwin Community United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh with responsibilities of ministering to the homebound and insitutionalized members of the congregation. I serve as an advisor to the Sr. Pastor and fill the pulpit from time-to-time. I have felt the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit, who has moved me to minister in this diverse manner. He has inspired me to preach the Word and to spend much of the last twenty-five years writing this book. What I have written I firmly believe has been prompted by His presence in my personal and professional life. I stand on the foundation of Moses' words in Psalm 90:10. The strength of my life and career has come through "labor and sorrow" - hard work and personal spiritual, mental and physical discipline. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my wife of fifty-two years. My children live near by. They have given me five grandchildren. It is to them that I have addressed the contents of this book; believing that what I have written could be beneficial to anyone who is seeking to live a Christian life in the 21st Century. BACK COVER: Bruce Bryce has been a pastor in the United Methodist and United Presbyterian (USA) churches for fifty years. At the same time, he has been a chaplain in hospitals, nursing homes, and a hospice. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for fifty-two years. They have two children and five grandchildren.