"It argues for the necessity of Practical Theology with passion and clarity and, as is entirely appropriate given the subject, demonstrates through the narration of valuable case studies,precisely how qualitative research methods produce results in specific pastoral and social contexts.I commend this book most warmly and will be consulting it often in the future". Evangelical Review of Society and Politics. "These studies make interesting reading for people in ministry teams and are the most useful for Readers. They provoke practical questions and mifht form the basis of study groups forministry teams." Lesley Mitchell, The Reader, Winter 2006, Vol.103, N°4.