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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, Michael S. 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. 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, Stanford asks of each: "What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness?"

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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?"

Author Bio

Matthew S. Stanford holds a doctoral degree in neuroscience from Baylor University. He is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker in the area of aggressive and impulsive behavior, having published over fifty peer-reviewed articles in leading medical and scientific journals. Dr. Stanford has conducted research in a variety of mentally ill and brain-injured groups including those with aggression, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, stroke, substance dependence, schizophrenia, and truamatic brain injury. In August 2003, he returned to Baylor University as professor in the Psychology and Neuroscience department where he serves as the director of the Doctoral Program (PhD) in Psychology.

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"This book contains detailed information and biblical perspective about various types of disorders. It is an excellent reference to better understand the problem as well as help people with mental illness."

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    great book
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    This book covered all my Biblical questions regarding mental health difficulties. I recommend this book for all Christians wondering how to minister to those with mental health difficulties.
  2. Calgary, AB, Canada
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    Mental illness from a Christian perspective
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    Ruth
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    This was a very helpful book for me - answers many questions we all have about being Christian and having a mental illness. Good insight into the various mental illnesses, how it affects both the people suffering with it and their families. Also gives suggestions on how the Christian community can help. One of the best books I have read on the subject.
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    An excellent book! Makes you really think about what the bible says about our bodies including our minds and how they function in a sinful world.
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