Grace for the Afflicted

Grace for the Afflicted Author Matthew S. Stanford
ISBN-10 9780830859030
Year 2012-02-05
Pages 90
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press

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, Dr. 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. Dr. 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, Dr. Stanford asks of each: "What does science say and what does the Bible say about this illness?"

The Afflicted Girls

The Afflicted Girls Author Nicole Cooley
ISBN-10 0807129461
Year 2004
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher LSU Press

Presents a collection of poetry that reflects those caught up in the 1692 Salem witch trials.

Afflicting the Comfortable Comforting the Afflicted

Afflicting the Comfortable  Comforting the Afflicted Author Glenn L. Monson
ISBN-10 9781498202473
Year 2015-03-25
Pages 118
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers

A classic theology and a contemporary school of preaching come together in this new work. Glenn Monson, an active Lutheran preacher, has taken the substantial concerns of Law and Gospel theologians and combined them with the insights of the New Homiletic School to come up with a guide to sermon development that helps any preacher deliver Law and Gospel sermons in a contemporary way. The author leads the reader through a step-by-step process in thinking about Law and Gospel preaching from exegesis through sermon design to manuscript writing. Multiple examples from assigned lectionary texts are included, and several sermons are analyzed in detail. This book will be an invaluable friend of any lectionary preacher for whom Sunday is always coming and who longs to preach classic Law and Gospel sermons in a new and fresh way.