A Far Better Life: Spiritual and Psychological Insights from Jesus' Teaching

A Far Better Life: Spiritual and Psychological Insights from Jesus' Teaching

by James G. Friesen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556359125
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/25/2008
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 890,860
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

James G. Friesen, who holds degrees in psychology and theology, has been a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed minister in the State of California for twenty-six years. His first publication, Uncovering the Mystery of MPD, received the Golden Fleece award in 1992. This book was soon followed by More than Survivors: Conversations with Multiple Personality Clients (1992) and The Truth about False Memory Syndrome (1996). In 2000, along with the Shepherd's House staff, he coauthored The Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You, which has been translated into five languages. He has been a featured seminar speaker on more than one hundred occasions.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Learning
A Prelude     3
The Gathering     5
Setting the Stage: The Kingdom of the Heavens
The Sermon on the Mount: A Reader-Friendly Version     12
The Beatitudes-The First Step
Preparing Your Heart
Hopelessness
The Father's Guidance vs. Rules
Contempt
Lust
Dishonesty
Retaliation
False Righteousness
Talking Things Over with the Father
Living from a Transformed Heart
Forgiveness and Your Heart
Genuineness and Your Heart
Peacefulness and Your Heart
Loving Relationships and Your Heart
Sincerity and Your Heart
A Transformed Heart
Translation Notes     28
Approaching The Sermon on the Mount
An Interlude     37
Living
Christian Counseling     41
A Brief Summary of Jesus' Teaching about Living a Better Life
People are Broken, and Need God's Guidance
Wounded Hearts Need God's Healing
The Father's Companionship Helps People to Live from Transformed Hearts
An Approach to Christian Counseling: Living from a Transformed Heart
God's Involvement, at Every Point, is Essential
God Wants to Provide Healing for Wounded Hearts
Living from a Transformed Heart
Healing for Wounded Hearts     57
The Battle for Your Heart
The Heart's Job
Giving Him Control
Deliverance from Evil
Wounds and Hearts
The Movie in Your Head     76
Management and Healing
The Jesus Channel
Rewriting Your Script
Lessons about Healing Hearts     88
Spiritually Based Lessons
A Few Other Lessons
Staying on the Narrow Pathway
A Postlude     109
References     111

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