Strength for His people : a ministry for families of the mentally ill / Dr. Steven Waterhouse.
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- ISBN: 9780578681399
- ISBN: 0578681390
- Physical Description: 96 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: Reprint 2020.
- Publisher: Amarillo, TX : Westcliff Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©1994
Contents / Notes
Presentation: "The primary contribution of 'Strength for His people' comes from the application of the Bible to the specific questions and needs among Christian families of the mentally ill."
First edition 1994, Reprint 2020 (New Cover)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-95).
The trouble I've seen: at home and in the church -- Schizophrenia: causes and theological classifications -- Emotional responses in the family -- "My God, my God, why ...? -- The source of human value -- Differentiation of schizophrenia from demon influence -- Bibliography -- Endorsements.
"This book explains mental illness from a Biblical worldview. It may serve as a guide for christian counselors working with schizophrenia and related problems such as depression, why God allows suffering, mental illness vs. demon possession"--Google Books description.
This project's research question was: what are the spiritual/emotional needs among evangelical relatives of persons with schizophrenia, and which Bible truths are effective in ministering to these needs and answering these questions? A book was written and tested by surveying Christians in the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Results demonstrate evangelical families have frustrations with churches and ministers. They also struggle with isolation, depression, fears, denial, family conflicts and concern over demons. These who withdraw from Christian fellowship or think demons cause mental illness respond with lower test scores. The appendix gives a statistical summary.
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