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Grace For the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective in Mental Illness

Matthew Stanford

Grace For the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective in Mental Illness

Matthew Stanford

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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.

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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.
- Koorong

: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

  • bipolar disorders
  • trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • dementia
  • cerebrovascular accidents (stroke)
  • traumatic brain injury
  • suicide
  • a holistic approach to recovery
  • mental health and the church

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Matthew Stanford

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.

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5 stars By Beni, Aug 13 2018
A beautifully written account on the troubles people suffering from mental illness face in today's society. This book not only covers the clinical perspective on mental illness but also the way they are viewed within some churches and biblical examples how Christians can fight to change that. 
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  • Catalogue Code 477425
  • Product Code 9780830845071
  • ISBN 0830845070
  • EAN 9780830845071
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2017
  • Sales Rank #17526
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.326kg

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