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Commemorative CD

As part of the ongoing celebration of Dr. Comie’s life and ministry, Desert Ministries has selected three personal favorites from the large collection of sermons we have in our database.


“Book Review of the Bible..” - CD

Dr. Cromie delivers a Sermon that serves as a “Book Review of the Bible.” Originally recorded in 1986 at First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Audio Book - When You Lose Someone You Love

After thirty years of sharing the losses of friends, family, and parishioners, Dr. Cromie condenses Biblical Wisdom and practical advice on what you can do when death intrudes.



Have You Ever Been To Bethlehem

By Dr. Richard M. Cromie

A collection of Dr. Cromie’s Christmas Sermons, this publication includes 12 inspirational Christmas sermons and is part of our one year celebration of Dr. Cromie.


Recovering from Rape: A Journey into Hope

By Gretchen Howard

This booklet grew out of a personal and professional need to address sexual violence. It was created for anyone who has been the victim of rape.


A Guidebook for a Pastor Search Committee

By Reverend W. Glenn Doak

This book is written mainly for members of a congregation who are searching for a new Pastor, or an Associate Pastor and would like some help in deciding what a Pastor Search Committee should do and how best to proceed. It addresses key questions and provides guidance in answering them.

When You Lose Someone You Love

By Dr. Richard M. Cromie

After thirty years of sharing the losses of friends, family, and parishioners, Dr. Cromie condenses Biblical Wisdom and practical advice on what you can do when death intrudes.


Sometimes Before the Dawn

By Dr. Richard M. Cromie

Building from sermons, this book will deepen your faith and allow you to borrow on the power and peace of the Resurrected Jesus with gusto and grace.


When a Child Dies

By Daniel T. Hans

This grieving minister's own struggle to reconcile his relationship with God after the death of the Hans' three year old child, Laura, provides a soul satisfying look at questions of faith that often arise after a tragedy.


The Rhapsody of Scripture

By Dr. Richard M. Cromie

A look and discussion of the Bible and Scripture


When Alzheimer's Disease Strikes

By Dr. Stephen Sapp

Dr. Sapp, a professor at the University of Miami, is an acknowledged authority on Alzheimer's. This book introduces caregivers, clergy, and support groups to resources available for understanding and helping people cope with this tragic disease.


A Journey Through Cancer

By Melanie Bone M.D. & Richard M. Cromie D.D.

Cancer patients as well as their friends and families, will richly benefit from the spiritual, professional and personal guidance offered in this remarkable book. Dr. Bone shares her individual journey through cancer, starting with life before cancer followed by diagnosis, treatment and life as a survivor dealing with the uncertainty of recurrence.


You Now Have Custody of You: Christian Responses to Marriage and Divorce

By Dr. Richard M. Cromie

This book explores some of the issues of Marriage and Divorce in our time. It examines some of the most significant passages in the Bible to see what the Old and New Testaments have to say.


Prayers Against Depression

By Dr. Lance Martin, Oil Paintings by Carol Martin

"For the better part of the past forty years, I have suffered from a disease which modern medicine now identifies as clinical depression. I have written these prayers and Carol has devoted four oils to them for all who battle against depression. May they help your pilgrimage -- in some small way -- to the promised land of healing."


When Your Life Includes a Wheelchair

By Marilyn Murray Willison

Wheelchair users face barriers everyday—barriers of architecture as well as barriers of attitude. In her book, Marilyn Willison often addresses these barriers with humor and offers very practical advice to others in similar situations. Woven throughout the book is Marilyn's spirited strength, which has sustained her on her most amazing journey.


Who Really Listens When I Speak?

By Jodie Huizenga

This publication gathers some precious thoughts which touch the human heart and extends hope. Many times you will see yourself reflected back in these pages. The Scripture verses she chose to include with each poem and prayer make it an excellent devotional booklet.



Humor & Healing

By Dr. Perry H. Biddle, Jr.

Dr. Biddle, whose reflections on suicide have helped so many, now focuses on the important relationship between humor and healing. Humor does affect the healing process. Here is a resource that tells us how and why.


My Commitment

By Dr. John Calvin Reid

Meditations grounded in Scripture that focus on prayer. This is a resource to support people who want to pray with greater depth and meaning.


How to Help an Alcoholic

By Martin

Our third publication on alcoholism, this guidebook was written to help co-dependent families of alcoholics. It is an appropriate aid to pastoral counseling and suitable for church literature racks.