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My Friend Is Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide
     

My Friend Is Struggling with Thoughts of Suicide

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by Josh McDowell, Ed Stewart (With)
 

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Sixteen-year-old Kevin Colvin, burdened by his parent's fighting, the recent death of his best friend and slipping grades, despairs that he's just "a waste of space on this planet. Is this a passing thought or is he about to seriously contemplate suicide?

Do you know any students like Kevin who are caught in the downward emotional spiral of disappointment to

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Sixteen-year-old Kevin Colvin, burdened by his parent's fighting, the recent death of his best friend and slipping grades, despairs that he's just "a waste of space on this planet. Is this a passing thought or is he about to seriously contemplate suicide?

Do you know any students like Kevin who are caught in the downward emotional spiral of disappointment to discouragement to despair? What can you say or do to help? What do they need most right now? Perhaps more than any time in their lives they need a "911 friend"-a friend who "…is always loyal and a brother [and sister who] is born to help in time of need" (Prov. 17:17).

Through the aid of a gripping true-to-life story, Josh McDowell along with Ed Stewart offers biblical insights and practical instruction on what your friend can do when plagued with passing thoughts of ending it all. But more importantly, you will discover how to become a true source of help and encouragement to lift him or her from discouragement and despair. This book is designed for you to read first and then give to your friend.

And if you are that person struggling with despair, you can learn how to find that light at the end of the dark tunnel you seem to be in. For you will discover how important you are to God and to those around you, especially to the friend who gave you this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849937927
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
07/17/2000
Series:
Friendship 911 Series
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
10 - 16 Years

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Meet the Author

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling and overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love. After his conversion, Josh committed his life to telling a doubting world about the truth of Jesus Christ. After studying at Kellogg College, Josh completed his college degree at Wheaton College and then attended Talbot Theological Seminary, graduating magna cum laude with a Masters of Divinity. Working with Campus Crusade for Christ and founding the youth outreach, Josh McDowell Ministry, Josh has shared the gospel with more than 25 million people in 125 countries. He is the author or co-authored of 147 books.

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My friend is struggling with.. Thoughts of Suicide 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think everyone should read this book (or any other sucide book) whether they thought about commiting sucide or have even thought about thinking that one of thier family members or friends might consider commiting sucide ...not from personal experience or anything but they will probably resent you for a while . But they will eventually come to common sense and thank/forgive you for saving thier live...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Help,you need Jesus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just had a recent issue with myself and suicide.Then i just had an issue with a friend of mine and the first thing i thought about going to for information was this book.the only i didnt really enjoy was all the god stuff. It helped in all categories from what to do to wat to say. And there is a story that goes with it and in between theres answers to wat to do if you were in seans position
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You poor baby!!! I am so sorry, but i am glad you are getting better! If you need anyone to talk to, anyone at all, reply to Julietta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im talking about jesus! The earlier comment about u needing him and rthats a fact! That was me amd i meant jesus christ my savior and urbsavior
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But us suicidals feel like life is pointless. (Help me)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the fact there r people out there to try to help. Iv thought about suiside many times because i felt all alown and the fact no one really loved me i mean they say stuff like they will miss me and all but they never really show there love and then my brother tried to comite suiside but his friend stoped him sad haw his friends cair more then our own family but some times people cant help you just have to hope they dont go threw with it cuz you can never know how they really feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Umm k so people who are trying to tell us that suicidal is not a good choice well if your deppressed that is the choice for us
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok im emo and have been to the hospital before because o stabed myself in the leg before because my well at least i though was my bff but turmed out she just used me to get closer to my bf anf my other friends and other things so i jeed some advoce acorrding to my boy friend and parents would this help me plz let me lnow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book bout suisaidal thoughts its perfect for conselersab