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“I don’t know what to say.” Have you ever uttered those words? Perhaps you said that after friends suddenly lost their child in a tragic accident. Maybe you thought that after seeing a coworker left by a spouse. Maybe you felt that way after an old friend told you how he had struggled with drugs but somehow kept going back to them. We have all been there.* We want to help others but feel helpless to do so. If you are a Christian, helping is part of your DNA. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Helping people is something believers instinctively desire to do. We attend the visitation or deliver a dish of food after a death, but is that where our responsibility ends?
The Lord invited people to bring their pain and problems to Him, and He promised to give them rest (Matthew 11:28). However, some Christians avoid people with problems because of the awkwardness of not knowing how to help them. We need to reverse that trend and become an extension of Jesus’ hands. When people are having problems they are more likely to listen to the gospel, which they desperately need. If you have ever wanted to do more than provide the obligatory dish after a funeral then this book will help you. What can we do to help the hurting?
Table of ContentsCh. 1 What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do, Ch. 2 What To Do When You Are In Over Your Head, Ch. 3 Real Faith, Ch. 4 Getting Proactive, Ch. 5 When Getting Down Gets Dangerous, Ch. 6 Breaking the Deadly Cycle, Ch. 7 Helping People with Problems We Do Not Understand, Ch. 8 Helping People Overcome Grief and Loss, Ch. 9 Helping People Survive and Thrive, Ch. 10 Helping Families Survive and Thrive
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is so helpful in learning how to respond during crisis moments when you might not know how. It is an excellent resource for anyone to have and use when the time comes that they are a first responder! Keep this book on hand!
This interesting and insightful book is an absolute must-have for first-responders who may not know what to say or do to help others during difficult times. Clergymembers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and laypeople should read and keep this book handy as a reference to know what to say/do at a moment's notice to assist the distressed. This book is an excellent resource. Please visit the first aid for emotional hurts website for additional information.