I’ve Got Mail

In my last job, I decided which blogs got to review the Christian publishing company’s children’s books. I was nervous to be on the receiving end of these e-mails saying “yes” or “no” to my book requests. I’m pleased to say I have a book coming in the mail next week. I can’t wait. Now I know how all my bloggers feel. It’s like Christmas but early. The synopsis of the book is from Amazon.com.

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Grace for the Afflicted

Grace or the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness

Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith and generational sin. Why is it that the church has struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? As both a church leader and professor of psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill brothers and sisters damaged by well meaning believers who respond to them out of fear or misinformation rather than grace. Grace for the Afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Dr. Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Dr. Stanford asks of each What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness? Mental illnesses addressed in the book include:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
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