Christians Get Depressed Too

Author: David P. Murray
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ISBN: 9781601781161
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The Happy Christian

Author: David Murray
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718022025
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A unique combination of biblical teaching, scientific research, and personal biography shows those who follow Jesus how to live joyful, purposeful lives. Hopelessness has invaded much of our culture, even reaching deep into the church. But while the world is awash in negativity, Christians have resources to live differently. In The Happy Christian, professor and pastor David Murray blends the best of modern science and psychology with the timeless truths of Scripture to create a solid, credible guide to positivity. The author of the acclaimed Christians Get Depressed Too, Murray exposes modern negativity’s insidious roots and presents ten perspective-changing ways to remain optimistic in a world that keeps trying to drag us down. The Happy Christian invites readers to shed negativity and become countercultural missionaries by demonstrating the positive power of the gospel in their lives.

A Theology Of Biblical Counseling

Author: Heath Lambert
Editor: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 0310518172
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Since the beginning of the biblical counseling movement in 1970, biblical counselors have argued that counseling is a ministry of the Word, just like preaching or missions. As a ministry, counseling must be defined according to sound biblical theology rather than secular principles of psychology. For over four decades, biblical theology has been at the core of the biblical counseling movement. Leaders in biblical counseling have emphasized a commitment to teaching doctrine in their counseling courses out of the conviction that good theology leads to good counseling…and bad theology leads to bad counseling. A Theology of Biblical Counseling is a landmark new book that covers the history of the biblical counseling movement, the core convictions that underlie sound counseling, and practical wisdom for counseling today. Dr. Heath Lambert shows how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today through true stories from the counseling room. A substantive textbook written in accessible language, it is an ideal resource for use in training biblical counselors at colleges, seminaries, and training institutes. In each chapter, doctrine comes to life in real ministry to real people, dramatically demonstrating how theology intersects with the lives of actual counselees.

How To Get Unstuck

Author: Matthew Aaron Perman
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310526825
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Many people with great, world-changing ideas aren't able to make them happen. Most people are trying to make a difference where they are, yet they feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. How do you get "unstuck" - without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save? How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. Also included is a plan for getting started in using these principles and applying them to real life. This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best research How to Get Unstuck shows Christians how to live integrated lives. True effectiveness is doing something in God's way and for God's glory, and this book will show you how.

Becoming Whole

Author: Brian Fikkert
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802481035
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Western Civilization is wealthier, but it isn’t happier. We are the richest people ever to walk the face of the earth, but according to research, we aren’t becoming happier. Families and communities are increasingly fragmented, loneliness is skyrocketing, and physical and mental health are on the decline. Our unprecedented wealth doesn’t seem to be doing us much good. Yet, when we try to help poor people at home or abroad, our implicit assumption is that the goal is to help them to become like us. "If they would just do things our way, they’d be fine!" But even when they seem to pursue our path, they too find that the American Dream doesn’t work for them. What if we have the wrong idea altogether? What if the molds we are using to help poor people don’t actually fit any of us? What if the goal isn’t to turn other countries into the United States or to turn America’s impoverished communities into its affluent suburbs? In Becoming Whole (building on the best-selling When Helping Hurts), Brian Fikkert and Kelly M. Kapic look at the true sources of brokenness and poverty and uncover the surprising pathways to human flourishing, for poor and non-poor alike. Exposing the misconceptions of both Western Civilization and the Western church about the nature of God, human beings, and the world, they redefine success and offer new ways of achieving that success. Through biblical insights, scientific research, and practical experience, they show you how the good news of the kingdom of God reshapes our lives and our poverty alleviation ministries, moving everybody involved towards wholeness.

Teach Me To Feel

Author: Courtney Reissig
Editor: The Good Book Company
ISBN: 1784985139
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Sums up the victory of the cross in four words and explores what that means for us. Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us. We forget that Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection are the most important events in human history and our lives. The cross is the fulfillment of God's salvation plan, promised from the dawn of time. It is central to the Bible, central to our faith, and central to the meaning and purpose of our lives. This foundational book looks at passages from both the Old and New Testaments to sum up the victory of the cross in four words: freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose, and what that means for us personally. Marvel at the cross afresh and be moved to love and serve the Lord Jesus with renewed zeal and joy. This short yet profound book is a very useful discipleship tool. It can be read individually, in pairs, or in small groups.

Lord I M Depressed

Author: Rico Villanueva
Editor: OMF Literature
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“Cheer up!” “Just pray it away!” “Christians don’t get depressed!” All too often, we hear these insensitive words from people who mean well but are misguided on depression. A way to help is striving to better understand depression and those dealing with it. In Lord, I'm Depressed, Rico Villanueva shares his own journey with depression and his reflections on the Lament Psalms. He writes, "It is through pain, indeed, through the wounds of Jesus, that healing flows." This book is not about quick fixes, formulas, or false hopes for overcoming depression. It is a profound psychological, biblical, and vulnerable expression of a pastor, scholar, and deeply faithful man of God whose story is, unfortunately, not an exception.

New Light On Depression

Author: David B. Biebel
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873398
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Moving Back toward Wholeness What is depression, really? A psychological disorder? An emotional problem? A case of negative self-talk? A spiritual weakness? Unresolved anger? A medical condition? How can it be successfully treated? Whether you need a lifeline to cling to, knowledge to clear confusion, help determining the next step, or strength to help a loved one, New Light on Depression offers hope and healing. With understanding born of personal and professional experience, the authors—one a psychiatrist and the other a minister—untangle the web of depression, guiding you through• an understanding of depression• myths and misunderstandings• symptoms and diagnoses• causes and treatments• spiritual struggles and gifts of graceWritten for those who suffer from depression and those who want to help—family members, pastors, friends—this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to move toward a life of joy once more. It covers the full range of concerns, including the use of antidepressants. With personal applications, questions for reflection, and evaluation guides, New Light on Depression is a medically reliable and biblically sound resource for finding faith and strength in the midst of depression and emerging again whole and healthy.