Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness - eBook
Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness - eBook  -     By: Matthew S. Stanford
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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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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780830859030
ISBN-13: 9780830859030

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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?"

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Matthew S. Stanford (PhD, Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, Texas, and he teaches in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. He is the author of and . Stanford is the cofounder and served as the executive director of the Grace Alliance, a faith-based, non-profit mental health organization that provides services and support to individuals living with serious mental illness and their families. An international speaker, his research on the interplay between psychology and faith has been featured in publications including , , and , as well as websites such as Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and . Stanford is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, where he is the author of over one hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. He also serves on the editorial boards of the and , and is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Mental Health Advisory Group, and the American Bible Society's Trauma Healing Institute Advisory Council. He and his wife, Julie, have four children and reside in Houston, Texas.

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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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  1. indy
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    great book
    December 23, 2013
    indy
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
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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. Ruth
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    Age: 55-65
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mental illness from a Christian perspective
    October 1, 2013
    Ruth
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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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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