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20 Controversies That Almost Killed a Church: Paul's Counsel to the Corinthians and the Church TodayRichard L. GanzP & R Publishing / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Why is it many evangelical preachers shout from the pulpit about God's power, but they shuffle their emotionally troubled members off to the closest therapist? Both church leaders and laypersons seem to believe that the psychological "experts" have the answers for the wounded hearts and souls of God's people. And when churches do offer counseling, it often is tinged with the secular psychology and psychotherapy that have infiltrated the church.
Psychobabble explains the dichotomy between secular and Biblical counseling and shows the danger of incorporating secular techniques into a Christian approach. This book will arm believers looking for Scriptural answers to the hurts of a broken world. As anti-Christian bias becomes increasingly pervasive in secular psychology, the church must look to the true source of all healing. This book will point the way.
"Dr. Ganz threads through all the sticky issues as he confronts the psychological demigods of the Christian integrationists' pantheon and exposes their feet of clay. For those who have wondered whether the integration of secular psychotherapy with the revelation of God in the Bible is possible--here is your answer." --Dr. Jay Adams, professor, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Here is a solid Biblical approach to counseling from somebody who has seen it from both the psychological and Biblical sides. Anyone who does Biblical counseling should read this book." --Dr. John F. MacArthur, Jr., pastor, author of Ashamed of the Gospel
"A vivid book by a Bible-believing Jewish-Christian ex-psychotherapist, full of precious wisdom as to how God's power transforms troubled lives." --Dr. J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regents College
"At a time when much of the modern church seems to have replaced repentance with recovery, sanctification with serenity, and piety with therapy, Psychobabble is especially welcome--and needed. I pray that it will receive a wide reading." --George Grant, author, Executive Director, Legacy Communications
Tweedle52Prince George, B.C.Age: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great truth on subject.November 26, 2012Tweedle52Prince George, B.C.Age: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read and am glad I bought the book without knowing who the author was etc. It really reveals the truth about the subject in today's world. Thank you Richard Ganz
Michael4 Stars Out Of 5March 15, 2001MichaelWhy are Christians turning to psychiatrists for counseling? What exactly is Christian counseling? Just how Christian should it be? Does secular psychology fit with the Bible? If you want to be challenged to realize that it is the job of the church to counsel its members, sit back and read. You can easily read this book in a few sittings and everything that you have been taught about counseling will be challenged.An excellent book on this topic. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.