Often emotional factors block our faith in God. Shame, disappointment, fear or pain can have a significant influence on our ability to enter the Christian faith and to continue growing in it.
Dr. Rietkerk firmly believes that substantial healing is possible and offers practical guidelines for dealing with emotional difficulties. With questions for group discussion at the end of each chapter this book is an invaluable guide for counselors, pastors, parents and youth leaders.
Dr. Wim Rietkerk is the leader of the Dutch branch of L'Abri Fellowship and a pastor of the Dutch reformed church. The last six years he served in the city counsel of Utrecht and spends time with his eight grandchildren. The insights shared in this book result from his study of the Scriptures, his work as a pastor, the study of psychology, his extensive experience as a counselor at L'Abri, and as an international conference speaker.