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Why does the church struggle in ministering to those with mental illness? Church leader and psychology professor Matthew S. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill people damaged by well-meaning believers who respond to them out of fear or misinformation rather than grace. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Grace for the Afflicted is consistent with the new DSM-5 diagnosis and is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives.
|Title: Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness|
By: Matthew S. Stanford
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Stock No: WW845071
Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses? 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. As both a church leader and a professor of psychology and behavioral sciences, Matthew 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 probes what science says and what the Bible says about each illness. Consistent with DSM-5 diagnoses, this revised and expanded edition is thoroughly updated with new material throughout, including eight new chapters that cover
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