Preaching Funerals in the Black Church: Bringing Perspective to Pain

by Peter M. Wherry. Judson Press, 2013.

This resource provides theological reflections and suggestions for clergy seeking to provide healing after a death.


theological reflections, examples of theology in action, sample funeral sermons and eulogies from other pastors and religious leaders, selecting a funeral sermon text, celebration in a sermon

Best For

clergy, especially in the Black Church


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Write a funeral sermon and eulogy after referring to the examples provided and by following hints for selecting a funeral sermon text.
  • Increase your understanding of pastoral responsibilities after a death by reading the section on first visits and grief.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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