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Counseling the Hard Cases (eBook) (Le counseling biblique et les cas difficiles (eBook))

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Bible counselors have worked for decades to demonstrate that God's resources in the scriptures are sufficient to help people solve their problems. In this book, Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert use real life cases to show how the truths of God's Word can be used to bring hope and healing to the lives of those struggling with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.

In this book, a team of highly trained counselors, made up of pastors, academics, doctors, and psychiatrists, provide examples of Bible stories that have helped many people struggle with bipolar disorder, dissociative disorder of identity, obsessive-compulsive disorder, postpartum depression, panic attacks, addiction, childhood sexual abuse issues, homosexuality, and more. All of these contributors show us how the grace of Christ as revealed in the Bible brought powerful spiritual changes in the lives of those people who were previously burdened with mental and emotional problems.

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Authors
Stuart Scott is Associate Professor of Bible Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Heath Lambert is Associate Professor of Bible Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College.
Recommendations

“The Word of God is more than enough to provide a mode and a method for the helping relationship… If you want to know how to practice a caring, wise and biblically sound helping relationship with people who are going through difficult situations. Because of this fallen world, I invite you to continue reading. »
- John MacArthur, pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

" Biblical counseling and difficult cases changes our perspective on the helping relationship. Proponents of Bible counseling will themselves feel inspired to grow in all respects. As for his detractors, they will quickly see the old caricatures melt away. The book exposes the beautifully balanced true wisdom. It diffuses the scent of such wisdom. I wish readers to taste something of my ultimate reaction: Compassionate Father, make my life and guidance more love and truth, more of your excellent gifts and useful skills. »
- David Powlison (1949–2019), Former Faculty Member and Advisor, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)

“Bible counseling and difficult cases is a prime example of how to do the helping relationship that is both true to the Word of God and practical to deal with the complex issues lurking in the fallen human heart. I commend all of these knowledgeable counselors for the invaluable help they have given us in our mission to give hope to people who are suffering and to support them in their spiritual lives. I especially appreciated the steadfast confidence of each contributor in the sufficiency and superiority of the scriptures in the helping relationship. May this book be used extensively by counselors in their work with those seeking help, and in teaching the Bible helping relationship. »
- Lance Quinn, Pastor, Grace Advance, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

"While many works have defended the sufficiency of the Scriptures, few have demonstrated it in the way it intervenes to solve the problems of everyday life. This is why Bible counseling and difficult cases will be a valuable resource for both counselors and pastors, showing that the Word of God is fully sufficient to solve the most difficult existential problems. »
- Deepak Reju, Pastor, Bible and Family Counselor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D. C.

"'That's all well and good, Dr Mack, but what do you do when people are really in serious trouble?" With this brief question, the woman interviewing me revealed to me her perspective on the inadequacy of the scriptures to help those who constituted what she and others considered difficult cases of helping relationships. Sadly, this woman’s perspective speaks to the views of many, Christians and non-Christians alike. How I would have liked to recommend to her a book with examples of individuals powerfully rescued through a competent and precise use of the scriptures, but by the time I met her, the book Biblical Counseling and Difficult Cases had failed. not yet been written. I am delighted to know that it is now available, and I feel that it will be powerfully used by the Lord to further anchor the faith of his people in the all-sufficient and superior Word of God, and to make better use of it. . »
- Wayne Mack, Bible Counselor, Author and Ministry Trainer in South Africa

Table of contents

Preface to the original edition
Preface to the French edition
Foreword

Chapter 1
Introduction: Scripture Sufficiency, the Biblical Counseling Movement, and the Purpose of This Book
HEATH LAMBERT

Chapter 2
"MARIANNE": surviving sexual violence
LAURA HENDRICKSON

Chapter 3 - "BRIAN": Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
STEVE VIARS

Chapter 4
"SARAH": postnatal depression
HEATH LAMBERT

Chapter 5
"MARY": paralyzing fear
DAN WICKERT

Chapter 6
"ASHLEY": anorexia
MARTHA PEACE

Chapter 7
"TONY": bipolar disorder
GARRETT HIGBEE

Chapter 8 - “JACKIE”: Dissociated Personality Disorder
STUART SCOTT

Chapter 9
"JASON": homosexuality
KEVIN CARSON

Chapter 10
"JULIE": addictions and adultery
ROBERT D. JONES

Chapter 11
"JENNIFER": a seemingly difficult case
JOHN BABLER

Final thoughts
HEATH LAMBERT AND STUART SCOTT

Contributors

Details

Original title : Counseling the Hard Cases
Authors : Stuart Scott & Heath Lambert
Publisher : Editions Impact
ISBN : 978-2-89082-398-3
Publication : January 2020
Pages : 335
Format : eBook

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ABY ALEXIS KACOU
DIEU SAIT REPONDRE AUX BESOINS DE SON PEUPLE

par le biais de ce support, je peux répondre aujourd'hui à diverses situations face auxquelles je me sentait limité. Merci infiniment pour cette aide précieuse.

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Jessica Gauthier
Un livre utile rempli de compassion

Je recommande grandement ce livre pour toute personne intéressée par la relation d'aide chrétienne. Le livre est divisé en histoires de cas de counseling qui ont réellement existé. J'ai adoré le concept d'être plongée à 100% dans le récit d'une personne pour ensuite voir comment on lui apportait support, amour, conseil, compassion, patience et plus encore, en partageant les vérités de notre Sauveur Jésus-Christ et en rappelant toujours de regarder à Lui uniquement. On ne peut qu'être plus outillé pour aider les souffrants en lisant cet excellent livre. Et en bonus, j'ai été personnellement touchée par bon nombre des conseils et passages énumérés. Donc, n'hésitez pas!