Biblical counselors have worked for decades to demonstrate that God’s resources in Scripture are sufficient to help people with their counseling-related problems. In Counseling the Hard Cases, editors Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert use the true stories of real patients to show how the truths of God’s Word can be released to bring help, hope, and healing into the lives of those who struggle with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.
From pastors and academics to physicians and psychiatrists, a world-class team of contributing counselors share accounts of Scripture having helped overcome bipolar, dissociative identity, and obsessive compulsive disorders, postpartum depression, panic attacks, addiction, issues from childhood sexual abuse, homosexuality, and more.
The book also shows how the graces of Christ, as revealed in the Bible, brought powerful spiritual change to the lives of such people who seemed previously burdened beyond hope by mental and emotional roadblocks.
Contributors include John Babler, Ph.D., Kevin Carson, D.Min., Laura Hendrickson, M.D., Garrett Higbee, Psy.D., Robert Jones, D.Min., Martha Peace, RN, Steve Viars, D.Min., and Dan Wickert, M.D.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Stuart Scott is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also authored The Exemplary Husband and is a board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
Heath Lambert is associate professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and its undergraduate institution, Boyce College. He also serves as pastor of Biblical Living at his church overseeing the counseling and marriage ministries.
Table of Contents
Foreword John MacArthur ix
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Sufficiency of Scripture, the Biblical Counseling Movement, and the Purpose of This Book Heath Lambert 1
Chapter 2 "Mariana" and Surviving Sexual Abuse Laura Hendrickson 25
Chapter 3 "Brian" and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Steve Viars 57
Chapter 4 "Sarah" and Postpartum Depression Heath Lambert 85
Chapter 5 "Mary" and Paralyzing Fear Dan Wickert 111
Chapter 6 "Ashley" and Anorexia Martha Peace 141
Chapter 7 "Tony" and Bipolar Disorder Garrett Higbee 171
Chapter 8 "Jackie" and Dissociative Identity Disorder Stuart Scott 199
Chapter 9 "Jason" and Homosexuality Kevin Carson 227
Chapter 10 "Julie" and Addictions and Adultery Robert D. Jones 257
Chapter 11 "Jennifer" and an Apparent Hard Case John Babler 287
Concluding Reflections Heath Lambert Stuart Scott 301
Name Index 311
Scripture Index 313