A Peaceable Psychology: Christian Therapy in a World of Many CulturesAlvin Dueck, Kevin ReimerBrazos Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$28.13 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Wesley Vander Lugt5 Stars Out Of 5January 25, 2010Wesley Vander LugtI am not a psychologist, but I gained a great deal of insight from this book, and the peaceable psychology articulated by Dueck and Reimer could be transferred easily in the terms of a peaceable theology, a peaceable ethics or a peaceable ministry.In short, Dueck and Reimer are practicing and pleading for a peaceable psychology grounded in the peace-making work of God in Jesus and oriented toward promoting peace with others through entering into their suffering, valuing their differences, dialoguing in their language, respecting their culture and traditions, and learning from their wisdom.It is remarkable to consider how this peaceable approach to psychology could be applied to other disciplines and areas of ministry. Consider youth ministry. Can you imagine the effectiveness of a youth ministry grounded in the person and work of Jesus and oriented toward bringing peace into the lives of adolescents by entering into their suffering, valuing their unique differences, dialoguing in their language, respecting their culture and traditions, and learning from their wisdom (yes, adolescents have wisdom too!)? This is just one example of how the peaceable psychology advocated by Dueck and Reimer could bear fruit, even for those who are not trained in psychology or psychotherapy.So even if you have never read a book on psychology before, A Peaceable Psychology would be a good place to begin.
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