2017 SUMMER BOOK CLUB - MONDAY NIGHTS - 6:30pm
GRACE FOR THE AFFLICTED: A CLINICAL AND BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
by Michael S. Stanford
You are what you love. But you might not love what you think.
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. Why is it that the church has struggled in ministering to those with mental illnesses?
As both a church leader and professor of psychology and neuroscience, 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 asks of each: "What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness?"
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READING & MEETING SCHEDULE:
Monday, June 19, 6:30pm
Chapter 1 – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Chapter 2 – The Adversary
Monday, June 26, 6:30pm
Chapter 3 – The Secular and the Sacred
Chapter 4 – A Cake of Figs
Monday, July 10, 6:30pm
Chapter 5 – Mood Disorders
Chapter 6 – Anxiety Disorders
Monday, July 17, 6:30pm
Chapter 7 – Schizophrenia
Chapter 8 – Dissociative Disorders
Monday, July 24, 6:30pm
Chapter 9 – Eating Disorders
Chapter 10 – Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Monday, July 31, 6:30pm
Chapter 11 – Substance Use Disorders
Chapter 12 – Borderline Personality Disorder
Monday, August 7, 6:30pm
Chapter 13 – Come to Me
Chapter 14 – Little Things Matter