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Excellent Biblical Advice on Emotional Healing
Seamands has written an excellent book relevant to every Christian and non-Christian, namely, how to be healed from negative emotional wounds.
Among the important subjects include:
1. How Satan can tempt us to feel inadequate to the point where we are rendered powerless to be used by God for His glory.
2. Symptoms of perfectionism.
3. Truths and myths of depression.
4. How to deal with depression.
5. Developing your worth from God and not the false assumptions of you or others.
6. Cooperating with the Holy Spirit in our healing.
7. Grace is not only God's undeserved mercy and favor, it cannot be repaid.
The author maintains a fine balance between understanding and showing sympathy to what causes damaged emotions and challenging the reader to take responsibility for his own healing in the power of the Holy Spirit. Too many books try to make the reader feel good without taking responsibility, resulting in a fruitless pity party.
Read and be encouraged and challenged to let the healing process begin!
Except for the Bible, this is the best book I have ever read
God has used this book to wipe away the confusion and frustration that I have endured over many, many years. This book has given me understanding and God has set me free. I can now forgive others and ESPECIALLY myself! I now know the difference between bad theology and true Christian maturity.
If you hate yourself or are muddling through the muck and mire of depression, then let David Seamands show you your TRUE self and the TRUTH about the unconditional love that God has for you.
This Should Be in Every Pastor's Library
This book has become a classic, and with good reason. Some books on emotional stuggles are written as if we human beings do not have a spiritual side. Other books are written as if the proper prescription for all emotional struggles is, "Take two Bible verses and call me in the morning." Some are written from such a deep clinical perspective that they are actually worse than useless to the layperson. This book is not like that.
If you, or someone you know, struggles with depression, this book is worth considering.
If you, or someone you know, holds onto pains from the past and nurses them to the point of ill-health, this book is worth considering.
If you are a professional counselor and don't have much experience with "Christian counseling", this book is worth considering.
If you are a pastor or other religious professional, but don't have much experience with counseling from a clinical perspective, this book is worth considering.
Actually, this book is so well written, that if you are breathing and have the ability to read this review, this book is worth considering. It should be in every personal library. You never know when you will be confronted with someone who needs your friendship and care.
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