This booklet provides readers with a Christ-centered, compassionate, and culturally informed portrait of anxiety. It empowers them spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally to move from fear to faith and from a focus on self to a focus on God and others.
Anxiety overtakes us all sometimes. Unfortunately, we may never have full victory over it, but we can still have victory in our anxiety. Learn how to reclaim anxiety to help in doing Gods work.
Robert W. Kellemen, through his three pastoral ministries, seminary teaching, and RPM Ministries, has equipped hundreds of people as biblical counselors and spiritual friends. Bob is executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and executive director of the Center for Church Equipping at the Association for Biblical Counselors.
The Gospel isnt just an ethereal idea. Its not a philosophy and its not static. It moves and shapes and transforms the lives of those who by Gods grace alone put their faith in Jesus life, death and resurrection. I am grateful for ABCs work of letting the Gospel bear its weight on these real life sorrows and pains.
Who doesnt experience fear and anxiety? I know I do. This booklet has put in one place key biblical principles for addressing these common human issues biblically, realistically, practically, and compassionately. I especially appreciated that the counsel given dealt both with the details of key passages of Scripture and with the theological big picture of who our Lord is in relationship to us and who we are to him. Sprinkled throughout are questions and assignments to challenge your thinking and your soul. It was helpful for me both as a counselor and as one who needs to apply these truths myself. I know it will help you too.
Most of us already know that anxiety includes trust issues in our relationship with Christ, but that often doesnt stop us from being anxious. Dr. Bob Kellemen gives the biblical anatomy of this basic truth with a concise but substantial consideration of how Christ stimulates trust from those he loves and what effect this trust has on the emotional life of a Christian.
So many trembling souls will thank God for the peace they will experience through reading this incredibly helpful booklet. I cant believe how good this is. I learned a ton about myself, about my Bible, about my God, and about how to help others. I feel calmer already!
Dr. Bob Kellemen counseled my heart and renewed my mind in significant ways in this helpful, biblical look at the common struggle with anxiety. I will never view or war against my self-focused fear the same again. Bob teaches us how to deal honestly with our emotions while calling us to a lifestyle of daily surrendering them to the mind of Christ. I recommend this biblical resource for all who struggle with fear as well as those who want to help others find victory in the fight.
With trademark readability and applicability, Dr. Kellemen has given the church a robust and relational biblical resource to use in aiding anxious, fearful, and worried people through victory in the midst of anxiety. I look forward to using this focused booklet in my counseling ministry!