A very readable and valuable book. I love the work that those in the Biblical Counseling movement have been doing. Welch's thesis is that our problems stem from the 'fear of man' (i.e. being controlled by others). The solution then is a right and glorious view of God, a 'fear of the Lord' and a grasp of His grace in the gospel. A great read for pastors, an elder board, counselors, or just Christians truly desirous of growing in grace. Highly recommended.
This book is so awesome. I would almost go as far to say it should be required reading as all our children get into their teen years. I would highly recommend buying this book. An investment in learning and growing.
Excellent book dealing with things each person struggles with every day. We think we are trusting completely in God and then realize that many of our decisions are made based on what someone is going to think of us. I would recommend to my friends.
All of the author's books do a good job of looking at psychological problems through the lens of scripture. This particular book helps the reader to see behind the hunger to have felt needs met or the co-dependency fad the real culprit. Yes, psychological problems are at their root spiritual problems. Many problems at their root are as simple as the question "what shall you worship." My only complaint with the author's books is that they could be boiled down some more. This is a much needed message though.