Bridge the Gap Between a Psychiatric Diagnosis and the Bible
Edward T. Welch offers hope to those with life-dominating struggles. A psychiatric diagnosis can be a heavy burden—for the individual or those who love them. These struggles can take over your life. But we know this: God is not silent when his people struggle. What does God say? In I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis: What Does the Bible Say? (New Growth Press/ September 26, 2022), experienced counselor and best-selling author, Edward T. Welch helps readers answer that crucial question by exploring how God’s Word speaks in ways that can help them find wisdom, rest, and hope in Jesus. What do you do when you recognize yourself or someone you love in descriptions like “OCD,” “bipolar disorder,” or “borderline personality disorder”? The DSM can give a detailed description, but what next? Listen to God and to his people.“The troubles described by psychiatric diagnoses are life-dominating. They can be our most pressing problems. It just doesn’t make sense that God is relatively silent on something so important,” Welch writes. “And we know he is not silent. God, we can be sure, hears and has compassion for us in this pain. He is the Lord whose comfort brings peace in all kinds of troubles.”I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis will guide readers in listening to our God who has compassion for those who are struggling in these painful ways. Listening to God through the Bible reshapes psychological descriptions and functions as a corrective lens that opens our eyes. By listening to Scripture and God’s people, readers will understand the struggles of those with a psychiatric diagnosis better and will be able to receive and offer words of help and hope. Welch includes case studies on panic disorder, PTSD, depression, and narcissism to aid in practical application to each situation.“When I was previously diagnosed with a mental disorder, it felt like my entire world was being redefined,” writes author, counselor, and podcast host Christine Chappell. “I struggled to find biblical resources that spoke to my lived experiences in an approachable way. This book is what I needed to read in those early days. It gently addresses common questions, empathizes with the sufferer’s nuanced problems, and offers practical encouragement for walking forward with Jesus on a challenging post-diagnosis journey.”I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis is part of the new Ask the Christian Counselor series. This series walks readers through their deepest and most profound questions. Each question is unpacked by an experienced counselor who gives readers the tools to understand their struggle and how the gospel brings hope and healing to the problem they are facing. The books are compact, offering accessible and insightful help in a concise format that won’t overwhelm the reader, but going deeper than New Growth Press’s popular minibooks.I Have a Psychiatric Diagnosis: What Does the Bible Say?
Ask the Christian Counselor Series
By Edward T. Welch
September 26, 2022 / Retail Price: $11.99
Print ISBN: 978-1-64507-280-5
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