Grace for the Afflicted by Matthew S. Stanford
|Grace for the Afflicted by Matthew S. Stanford|
|Category: Spirituality and Religion|
|Reviewer: Wheldon Curzon-Hobson|
|Summary: A brilliantly written Christian analysis of mental health issues which provides essential insights into the use of contemporary psychiatric and psychological treatments.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 240||Date: September 2008|
|Publisher: Paternoster Publishing|
This will be the shortest review I have ever written. I could just write, read this book, and leave it at that. If you have ever been involved in Christian counselling or prayer ministry, or if you have acquaintances, friends or family who have a mental illness, then this book is, quite simply, an absolutely essential read.
Stanford takes the major issues of mental illnesses and describes their symptoms and their known causes according to the latest research and in the context of the agape love of Jesus. He outlines intricate brain disorders in the simplest of terms, without compromising essential detail. He then describes what drugs and psychological techniques are used and their positive and negative outcomes.
Stanford is an uncompromising, Biblical-based Christian who has a PhD, and presently serves as the director of the Doctoral Program in Psychology at Baylor University. This book is both fascinating and practical, providing spiritual insight into this most difficult of subjects. It is an absolutely fabulous reference tool for those with any interest in the area of mental health.
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