New book by Raymond Lawrence launches CPSP Press

01 Dec 2017 11:04 AM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

A history and memoir of the clinical pastoral movement by a key leader is the first book published by the newly launched CPSP Press.

"Recovery of Soul" by CPSP founder and general secretary Raymond Lawrence offers a critical and often personal take on the movement that has given us modern day chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education. Written from the vantage point of an insider with a half-century of experience, the book offers an unvarnished and penetrating look at the movement from its beginning by Anton T. Boisen in the early 20th century.

The book is available now on and will soon be available at‚Äč

CPSP Press is committed to bringing into print a small list of significant new books as well as reprints of out-of-print titles of importance in the clinical pastoral field. David Roth serves as its general editor and publisher.

"For many years we talked about creating a CPSP publishing house. At long last it has become a reality," said CPSP founding member and leader Perry Miller. 

The announcement of future CPSP Press titles is expected at the CPSP Plenary in Oakland, CA, in March 2018, when two books by Boisen will appear in new editions under the Verbum Icon imprint.