Close
(0) items
You have no items in your shopping cart.
All Categories
    Filters
    Currency
    Search
    Manufacturer: Independent Publishers

    The Seafarer’s Mind: The Questions I've Always Wanted to Ask

    £5.00
    Nautilus Telegraph's Book of the Month for September 2020.
    ISBN: 9783944472232
    Ship to
    *
    *
    Shipping Method
    Name
    Estimated Delivery
    Price
    No shipping options

    Authors: Martin Otto

    ISBN 9783944472232

     

    This self-help guide is aimed mainly at Christian seafarers, but contains experiences and advice that mariners of all backgrounds can relate to. Author Martin Otto is a maritime chaplain who has spent decades counselling seafarers on shipboard challenges including loneliness, infidelity, substance abuse, and trying to care for a family at a distance. In The Seafarer’s Mind, he offers both practical and spiritual guidance – also  highlighting resources such as the ISWAN guide Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea.

     

    Large parts of the book are devoted to first-hand accounts of the problems individual seafarers have faced; words that we perhaps do not hear
    enough in the traditional shipboard culture of putting on a brave face. Trying to be a good parent is something that concerns many of Otto’s interviewees, who are typically Filipino seafarers on long tours of duty. ‘What good does it do,’ says one engineer, ‘if I send [my children] money, buy them houses, enable them to attend the best schools, but have no time to enjoy their fellowship?’ While accepting the difficult reality of this situation, the author suggests that seafarers can take comfort in setting a good example to their children through their own studies and hard work, and advises on how to make the most of the time they have at home.

     

    He quotes passages from the Bible which could help the faithful, and offers an interesting selection of thoughts from the children of seafarers. Not surprisingly, Otto counsels that seafarers’ ultimate solace will lie in their religious faith, but he stresses that this doesn’t have to mean praying alone in a cabin: a community of fellow believers is out there, and chaplains in ports around the world are ready and waiting to extend the hand of friendship. 

    *
    *
    *
    *

    Authors: Martin Otto

    ISBN 9783944472232

     

    This self-help guide is aimed mainly at Christian seafarers, but contains experiences and advice that mariners of all backgrounds can relate to. Author Martin Otto is a maritime chaplain who has spent decades counselling seafarers on shipboard challenges including loneliness, infidelity, substance abuse, and trying to care for a family at a distance. In The Seafarer’s Mind, he offers both practical and spiritual guidance – also  highlighting resources such as the ISWAN guide Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea.

     

    Large parts of the book are devoted to first-hand accounts of the problems individual seafarers have faced; words that we perhaps do not hear
    enough in the traditional shipboard culture of putting on a brave face. Trying to be a good parent is something that concerns many of Otto’s interviewees, who are typically Filipino seafarers on long tours of duty. ‘What good does it do,’ says one engineer, ‘if I send [my children] money, buy them houses, enable them to attend the best schools, but have no time to enjoy their fellowship?’ While accepting the difficult reality of this situation, the author suggests that seafarers can take comfort in setting a good example to their children through their own studies and hard work, and advises on how to make the most of the time they have at home.

     

    He quotes passages from the Bible which could help the faithful, and offers an interesting selection of thoughts from the children of seafarers. Not surprisingly, Otto counsels that seafarers’ ultimate solace will lie in their religious faith, but he stresses that this doesn’t have to mean praying alone in a cabin: a community of fellow believers is out there, and chaplains in ports around the world are ready and waiting to extend the hand of friendship. 

    Product tags
    Customers who bought this item also bought

    On the Line: The Story of the Greenwich Meridian

    £8.99
    The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is a powerful historic reminder of navigation and timekeeping. Home to the international measurements of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Prime Meridian (0˚ longitude), the imaginary line that runs from Pole to Pole.

    Cookery for Seamen

    £6.99
    The first in a series of exciting discoveries from the National Maritime Museum archive, Cookery for Seamen is a fascinating insight into life on board in the 19th century.