Grace For the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective in Mental Illness
As both a church leader and a professor of psychology, Matthew Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill Christians damaged by well-meaning but misguided fellow believers. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science and the Bible say about...
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As both a church leader and a professor of psychology, Matthew Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill Christians damaged by well-meaning but misguided fellow believers. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science and the Bible say about each illness.
:Why has the church struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses?Each day men and women diagnosed with mental disorders are told they need to pray more and turn from their sin. Mental illness is equated with demonic possession, weak faith, and generational sin. As both a church leader and a professor of psychology and behavioral sciences, Michael S. Stanford has seen far too many mentally ill brothers and sisters damaged by well-meaning believers who respond to them out of fear or misinformation rather than grace.Grace for the Afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science says and what the Bible says about each illness.Consistent with DSM-5 diagnoses, this revised and expanded edition is thoroughly updated with new material throughout, including eight new chapters that cover
trauma- and stressor-related disorders
cerebrovascular accidents (stroke)
traumatic brain injury
a holistic approach to recovery
mental health and the church
Matthew S. Stanford (Ph.D., Neuroscience Baylor University, Waco, TX) is Professor at Baylor University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is the author of Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for those who feel trapped and numerous articles on 1. Clinical assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior. 2. Definition and assessment of the personality construct impulsivity. 3. Neurodiagnostic efficacy of event-related potentials.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- <strong>section 1: Psychology, Psychiatry, And Faith</strong>
- 1 Fearfully And Wonderfully Made
- 2 The Adversary
- 3 The Secular And The Sacred
- 4 A Cake Of Figs
- <strong>section 2: Mental Disorders</strong>
- 5 A Lost Mind: Schizophrenia Spectrum And Other Psychotic Disorders
- 6 Tormented: Bipolar And Related Disorders
- 7 In The Valley Of Darkness: Depressive Disorders
- 8 Overwhelmed: Anxiety Disorders
- 9 Broken And Crushed: Trauma- And Stressor-related Disorders
- 10 Distressed And Destructive: Personality Disorders
- <strong>section 3: Neurological Disorders</strong>
- 11 Stricken In Years: Dementia
- 12 Struck Down By Violence: Cerebrovascular Accidents
- 13 The Golden Bowl: Traumatic Brain Injury
- <strong>section 4: Caring For Those Who Are Suffering</strong>
- 14 A Fatal Decision: Suicide
- 15 A Holistic Approach To Recovery
- 16 Mental Illness And The Church