Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue

by Edwin H. Friedman. The Guilford Press, 1985.

This resource explores aspects of Bowen Family Theory using stories from the author's family and his experiences as a rabbi, ultimately presenting the theory as a tool to sustain a healthy life and leadership.


Bowen Family Theory, using patterns for positive purposes, healthy leadership

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, congregants


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create the foundation for a healthy life by examining existing patterns in your life and using them for positive purposes.
  • Apply the Bowen Family Theory to your congregation by sharing this resource with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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